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"Making Giant Koinobori with Small Fish by Small Hands of Children Around the World." A global project celebrating children in Japan!

Kindergarten students learning about the flag to be flown in Japan Every student in the school participated in the project called, “Making Giant Koinobori with Small Fish by Small Hands of Children Around the World."  A Koinobori is a large flag, similar to a giant windsock.  These are flown in Kobe, Japan for Childrens’ Day on May 5th each year.  The goal of the project was to have as many students as possible sign a large Koinobori stating their dream in a sentence.  The Koinobori was sent to Kobe, Japan by Mrs. Wong to fly with other flags from around the world on Childrens’ Day May 5th.   It is called the Swimmy Project because there  are references to the book “Swimmy” by Leo Lionni.  Students were invited to watch a video presentation of the book in classrooms, read the book "Swimmy," and were finally given the opportunity to sign the Koinobori with their name and dreams, which will now fly in Kobe, Japan on Children's day.   It was truly an awesome project to work on with our students!  
Elisha Bauss, Assistant Principal