A visit to the Fashion museum on Rokko Island rounded up the Pre-Kindergarten’s 1st Trimester unit on “Colours and Shapes”.
The museum hosted an exhibition by Shinzi Katoh, a Japanese artist who has been illustrating for over 40 years and is known by fans all over the world for his cheerful designs.
Our class was very excited to find larger-than-life illustrations on the wall, a fairy tale setting and many cute objects in the colours the children had learnt about. Many of the featured characters were connected to the children’s world as they appear on daily used items such as towels, cups and lunch boxes.
Afterwards the children received some illustrated sheets to colour in and some postcard and were very happy indeed. How lucky we were to have a chance to visit this fun and educating exhibition so close to school!
At the end of our unit on the life cycle of living things, the Preschool class visited the Itami Insectarium. The children had an opportunity to see many different insects at different stages of their life cycles.