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  • 2019.02.26Today’s Class 1

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    We had a very busy day in Class 1 today…very busy, but very fun!
    After playing with Class 2 in the morning, we had our Morning Meeting and then Enpitsu-kun came to give us a Japanese writing lesson. Today’s lesson was writing from 1 ~ 5 on their worksheets. Everyone did very nicely and their ability to write their names by themselves is getting better each week. We then had the 2nd day of Junior Shopping, with Koala Class joining us. It was lots of fun being shopkeepers and helping to show our Pre-School friends how to buy things using English. We then had time for another jump rope challenge, with all of the children managing to jump 10 times by themselves! Tomorrow will be lots of fun with our last ‘All Immersion Day’ of the school year. Great job everyone and see you all in the morning.
  • 2019.02.25避難訓練

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    今日は今年度、最後の避難訓練がありました。今回は”地震”が起きたことを想定して訓練に取り組みました。お子さま達は今までの避難訓練での経験やお家で教えてもらったことをしっかりと思い出し、地震を知らせる警報が聞こえるとすぐに、部屋の中心に集まり、ダンゴムシのポーズをとって身を守ることができていましたよ。また、その他にも揺れがおさまってから、教師の話を聞き、まもるんボックスを持って幼稚園の外に避難することを想定した動きも確認しました。最後は、担任の先生と地震が起こったときの避難方法を振り返ったり、改めて、命を守ることの大切さについての話を聞いたお子さま達でした。今年度の避難訓練はこれが最後となりましたが、どのような時でも自分の身を守ることができるように、これからも避難訓練に取り組んでいってくださいね。
  • 2019.02.22Junior English Open Class

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    Today was the English Open Class for Class 1. We all received ‘rocket tickets’ from Eddie-kun the Class 1 puppet yesterday, inviting us to join him in space! We got on the rocket and flew into space, only to learn that there were ‘bad aliens’ in space and that Eddie-kun needed our help! The children did a fantastic job of describing the ‘bad aliens’, if they had spots, stripes or checks and how many horns, eyes and tusks they had before their partners shot the correct alien with water guns! The children’s English abilities have grown so much throughout the past 11 months and it was fantastic to see them use English confidently in front of their parents. Thank you again to all of the mummies and daddies for taking the time to come and watch and support your children today.


    Both Class 2 and Class 3 had their English Classes today. A few weeks ago, the Bad Witch came and changed our yummy food into boring shapes. She gave us a challenge to get English Power to turn them back. The Junior classes have worked very hard to learn about shapes and build up their English Power. Today was the last challenge. The children became shopkeepers and customers at the Junior Restaurant, asking their friends, “What do you want?” “I want a triangle!” Everyone used a big voice and got lots of English Power. Then we called the Good Witch, and used the magic word “Abracadabra!” to change the shapes back into yummy foods. We were very impressed with the children’s energy and English use today. Thank you to all of the parents for coming, and we look forward to the children’s progress in English in the future.
  • 2019.02.21Intermediate English Open Class

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    Class 4
    Today we had a wonderful time in Class 4! The children were all excited to help their friend Peter the Pig. They could do many challenges to help him! The children had English Conversation Time, sang the song “Sing-a-ling”, did a spelling challenge, and also did a world quiz. For the world quiz, the children described country flags and landmarks like “It has a yellow eagle and three stripes,” as well as say what food people in those countries eat. Other children listened carefully and guessed what country it is like, “Is it Egypt?” When all the challenges were cleared, the children got to meet Peter since they helped him. We were so impressed that each child spoke lots of English to answer questions and describe many things. Everyone did so well and had lots of fun. Thank you very much to the families for coming today and your continued support. It has been a wonderful year and we will make the most of the remaining time!

    Class 5 and 6
    Classes 5 and 6 had a great time today helping Mr. Zookeeper and his animals at I.Y.K. Zoo. We traveled around the world to India, China, Japan, Australia, and Egypt to look for nice, warm clothes for the animals. The children could say where each animal was from in a big, confident voice, “It’s from China / India / Japan / Australia / Egypt.” Everyone also asked “What do you need?” and answered by saying “I need a hat / scarf / jacket / glove / boot” in a clear voice. We even got to see their special animal dance at the end, and we had so much fun! We were so impressed that the children could use so much English. Everyone did a great job! Thank you to all of the parents who took the time to join us today. The children were so excited to see you. Well done, classes 5 and 6!
  • 2019.02.20Senior English Open Class

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    Class 7
    Today was the Senior English Open Class for Class 7. The children storybooks had been taken away by Mr. English Stories. He had also set the children several challenges as the books were kept in a safe with a special combination. First, the children completed the song and vocabulary game challenge to gain the first number. They knew a lot of different countries in English and could make a song together. The next challenge was the spelling challenge and it was impressive to see that the children could write so many words and be confident in English. Next was the interview challenge where the children could talk about what they did yesterday to the friends and find different members of Class 7 to interview. And finally there was the story maker challenge where the children put back together different story books about some of the other English teachers at the kindergarten. The children could finally open the safe and all of the storybooks were there along with a letter. The letter revealed that Mr. English Stories was Enchou Sensei and he had been watching the children all along. Once again I would like to extend a warm thank you to all the parents who attended this open class and I hope you could see your child’s growth in English.
    Class 8 and 9
    Classes 8 and 9 did a great job helping all the athletes to find their sports equipment and get on the right planes to go home. All of the children were able to use big confident voices to ask each other today’s target questions, “What does he / she need?” to find out what sports equipment they need and “Where is he / she from?” to find out what plane they needed to get on. They were also able to correctly identify different sports based on what the athlete was wearing and when to use ‘He’ or ‘She’. Everyone did a wonderful job of showing their parents what they learned this year. Thank you again to all the parents that took the time to join us today and show the children their support. Congratulations to classes 8 and 9 for a super job!
  • 2019.02.19年中 文字かずChallenge

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    今日は年中の文字かずChallengeでした。昨日文字かず王国のキングから“最後のチャレンジの準備ができた!”という内容のお手紙が届いた年中のお子さま達。「これがクリアできたら年長になれるってこと?」と、ワクワクしながら文字かずChallenge当日を迎えました。登園すると、「いつ文字かず王国に行くの?」「難しいかなぁ?」と、少し緊張しているお子さまや、楽しみにしているお子さまと様々な様子が見られました。みんなで気合を入れていよいよ文字かず王国へ出発!おなじみのCaptain Planetが登場し、「今日は2つのチャレンジにクリアすると、年長の文字かずに挑戦できる切符がもらえる!」という話を聞き、やる気十分になったお子さま達は、1つ目の“かずのチャレンジ”に挑戦!目の前に出てきたのは、所々に穴があいた1~50までの数列表…クラスみんなで協力して穴埋めをして、50までの数列表を完成させるというチャレンジでした。前のマスに書かれた数字を見て順に埋めていき、最後の1マスはH.Tが書き入れ、3クラス無事に正しい数列表を完成させることができました。続いて、2つ目のチャレンジは同頭語を見つけるひらがなチャレンジ!Mr.Danが持っているカードに書かれたひらがなと同じひらがなで始まることばが書かれたカードを探して、それぞれの家に貼っていきました。Mr.Danのひらがなカードをよく見て、たくさんあるカードの中から同頭語を見つけ出し、家に貼ることは少し難しいかな?と思いましたが、そんな心配はよそに、楽しくカードを選び取り組む姿にお子さま達の成長が感じられた一日でした。2つのチャレンジを無事クリアして喜んでいるところに、何やら聞き覚えの無い声が…なんと!文字かず王国のキングがみんなの頑張りを見て、プレゼントを持ってやって来たのです。年少ぶりのキングの登場に大喜びのお子さま達。プレゼントBoxを空けてみると、中には修了カードが…。年中組の文字かずChallengeはクリアし、年長組でも文字かずChallengeができる切符を手にたお子さま達は、「年長さんの文字かずってどんなことやるのかな?」と、期待を膨らませていました。修了カードは本日持ち帰っています。年長組になっても文字やかずに楽しく取り組み、またキングに会えるといいですね!
  • 2019.02.18Today’s class 9

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    今日の9組は、3クラス合同の卒園式練習から1日が始まりました。皆勤賞・健康努力賞の賞状の受け取り方を練習し、「感謝の言葉」から「Precious memory」、退場までの流れを何度も確認しました。登園したばかりの9組でしたが、真剣に参加する姿がかっこよかったです。言葉はとてもよく言えていますが、歌の歌詞がところどころ不確かな部分があったので、本番に向けて何度もうたっていきましょうね。次回はいよいよ通し練習です!本日の給食は7組のリクエスト給食でした。から揚げやメロンパンなど、お子様が大好きなメニューばかりだったこともあり、皆すぐにたいらげて、おかわりは長蛇の列になっていました。9組のリクエストは21日のランチで食べることができます!楽しみですね!午後はMusic Lessonがありました。楽譜を見たり、安江先生に教えてもらいながら新しい曲を練習することを楽しんでいました。Lessonを待っているお子様はクラスで絵本製作を行っていました。下書きが終わったので本書きがスタートし、幼稚園最後の集大成となる製作を楽しんでいました。明日も元気いっぱいで楽しく過ごしましょうね!

  • 2019.02.15Today’s ICEC 文字かずChallenge ~年少~

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    ICEC Special Memories – Today’s International Cultural Exchange Club (ICEC) was focused on talking about a special memory from 2018. Mr. Dan spoke about his family coming to visit him in Japan during the summer, while Mr. Mike spoke about his trip to Noboribetsu with his family. Mr. Luke also joined ICEC for the first time, and spoke about his brothers’ wedding in Florida. We had fun listening to everyone’s special memories, looking at photos and videos, and asking questions. There were some very special and exciting stories, including trips to the aquarium, Kyoto, Hakodate, canoeing on Lake Shikotsu, and a trip to Tazmania! We also played a fun points game called “Zonk!” at the end, in which teams answered questions in order to get points. Thank you very much to everyone who came, and we look forward to seeing you again at the next ICEC meeting.
    今日は年少組の文字・かずChallengeがありました。今回もやってきたのは文字・かずポリス!しかし、今回のお願いは少し違っていました。年少組で頑張って文字やかずに挑戦してきたお子さま達のために素敵なプレゼントがあるというのです!ひとつ目は、文字かずポリスからもらったカードに自分の名前を書くというチャレンジ!お子さま達は、自分の名前カードを見つけ、見本にしながら自分の名前を書いていました。次に行ったチャレンジは、お子さま達がゲットしたカードに丸や三角、四角の形の画用紙を使って装飾するというもの。文字かずポリスが見本でつくった丸、三角、四角を使った絵をしっかりと確かめながら図形を貼り合わせてカードを装飾していましたよ。全ての挑戦を終えた後には、修了証のプレゼントが!来年度の4月からの文字やかずの取り組みに向けて意欲を高めた年少組のお子さま達でした。
  • 2019.02.14Today’s Class 8

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    今日の8組は、まずEnglish lessonからスタート。冬のスポーツについて触れながら楽しいゲームをしたり、歌をうたったりしました。グループに分かれてのゲームでは、選んだカードを見ながら、教えてもらったフレーズで質問をしたり答えを言ったりすることを楽しみました。Lessonが終わってからは、絵本作りを行ないましたよ。今日は初めて絵の清書をする日です。先週で書き終わった文章を見ながら、丁寧に絵を描きました。「早く持って帰りたいなぁー!」と完成した絵本を家族の方に見てもらうのを楽しみにしているお子さまもたくさんいました。そして、今日は卒園式の練習もありました。7組と9組と一緒に卒園証書を受け取る場面からスタートすると、しっかりと集中するお子さま達。3クラス全員受け取る練習は初めてでしたが、全員が受け取るまで長い時間しっかりと待つことができました。安江先生のピアノに合わせて歌をうたったあとは、退場の仕方を覚え2回やってみました。練習が終わり給食を食べ終えると、カルタやトランプ、製作、パズルと好きな遊びを存分に楽しみ、8組の一日が終わりました。明日はみんなの知らないゲームをすることを聞くと、「どんなゲームなの?」「楽しみー!」と明日に期待をもちながら降園していきました。
  • 2019.02.13Today’s Class 7

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    All of the children of Class 7 were very excited to go to the park in the morning with Class 4 and 1. After we came back we did craft for the up coming Hinamatsuri festival. Everyone did their best at cutting out small shapes and drawing nice faces. After that we learned about some foods from around the world and proceeded to make Tacos from Mexico. The children did a very good job at cutting out the different vegetables and putting the meat together with the tortilla. Today we also started diary writing in Class 7 and the children could talk and write about what they have been doing recently. We finished the day with story time about hats and a new song where the children could make some of their own lyrics.