April 23, 2007
Little Brother had Japanese class every day last year (see the schedule posted on April 18). These were his kanji books. Each book had a chart of new kanji in the back. There were a total of 156 in these fifth grade books. Click to enlarge the picture to get a closer look. Some exercises were written in the textbook.
Some Japanese language exercises were done in a notebook. On this page, Little Brother numbered and wrote the answers vertically, from top to bottom. Note that he started from the outside of the page and worked his way to the center of the notebook. # 1 through 4 are on the left near the edge of the page. #20 is near the center of the book.
This type of paper is used when practicing how to write kanji. The dotted lines within the square help the student know how big to make the strokes and where to put them.
They can also use notebooks with paper like this.
Students put a plastic sheet under the paper so that there is no imprint on the other pages in the notebook.
Kids Web Japan-- kanji