• 2020.11.04Today in Class 1


    Today was our first class in November, and it was also the first day of snow. We began with a phonics game and english conversation time together. The children now take turns each day as the teacher’s assistant, and the teacher’s assistants run the good morning and goodbye meetings by themselves. Everyone has enjoyed getting to lead in front of the class and speak lots of English. After morning meeting, we made a fox for an origami craft. Folding origami paper is a challenge, but everyone is doing their best. We also practiced for Hyogen Festival. There are many things to prepare, and the children have enjoyed acting out their parts in the play, learning their dance, and the musical performance. We can’t wait to show all the parents our hard work. Before lunch, we went for a walk in the park. It was a little cold, but it was snowing in the morning, so all the children wanted to go out and see. The snow had already melted, but we got to see how the park has changed now that winter is getting closer. We look forward to winter activities, as well as the upcoming Hyogen Festival.
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  • 2020.10.29Halloween Party


    Today was a special day at IYK. It was the IYK Halloween Party! The children came in super cute and scary costumes and we had lots of fun together! In the morning, the children played together, before heading outside to have their class pictures taken. We also made our Halloween bags, sticking on stars and scary monsters, and colouring neatly. During the Halloween Party, the children did their best to get clues in order to find Mr. Halloween and his chest of yummy treats. The children did their best to help all of Mr. Halloween’s monster friends. First, they helped the Witch to make a magic potion using lots of yucky eyes and a magic word. Then the children searched for special keys that unlocked the doors on the monsters’ Haunted House. The children even danced together with the Skeleton! We went to visit Mr. Halloween and got many yummy Halloween treats! We even had a special Halloween lunch! Everyone did so well and had so much fun in their costumes! Good job, everyone! And Happy Halloween!
  • 2020.10.28Today’s Bear Classes & Class 8

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    Both Bear Classes were so much fun today! We were so happy to see everyones cute and cool costumes. Everyone looked so nice and enjoyed our Halloween activities. We helped play with baby monsters by pulling them across the room. We pretended to be many different Halloween characters while dancing along to “Fly Little Bats”. We even got to meet a new friend: Mr. Halloween. The children could say “trick or treat” and get a special, yummy present from him. After we said “thank you” we took photos. Mommies and daddies seemed so happy too. Thank you so much for your support, everyone. We can’t wait to see you next week!
  • 2020.10.27Birthday Party & Today’s Elephant Class


    今日は10月生まれのお友達のBirthday Partyでした。13人のお友達が誕生日を迎え、また1つ大きいお兄さん、お姉さんになりましたよ。手拍子でのBirthday SongとBirthday Cardのプレゼントの後は、先生達からのプレゼント。今月は、Junior Classの先生達がパネルシアターを見せてくれました。南の島にあるイグアナレストランには、毎日たくさんのお客さんがやってきます。今日もサルさん、ワニさん、トラさん、カニさんがお腹を空かせてやってきましたよ。雲のソフトクリームや風のスパゲティーでお腹を満たした動物たちは、この日1987歳の誕生日を迎えたイグアナさんにケーキをつくって、一緒にお誕生日をお祝いしました。幼稚園にも10月生まれのお友達がたくさんいることを知った動物さん達からは、Happy Birthdayのメッセージのプレゼント。お子さま達の笑顔が輝く楽しい時間になりました。
    The Tuesday/Friday Elephant Class children were so happy and active today. They could have lots of fun and many children could speak English confidently. We helped Mr. Monster once more during our English Activity. The children picked “scary” or “cute” friends, crawled though a “scary” or “cute” tunnel, and put them in Mr. Monster’s Halloween Party. Next time, Elephant Class will have its own Halloween Party. The children can wear costumes and get cookies from another special friend. Finally, we had spaghetti for lunch and played when we finished. Many friends even did the “Fly Little Bats” Halloween dance during play time by themselves. Good job everyone! See you on Friday and we cannot wait to see your costumes. Show us please!
  • 2020.10.26Today’s Elephant Class/Today’s Class7


    Today’s Elephant Class had a big, fun day together. The children all helped Mr. Monster in our English lesson. He had a “party” with many costumed friends. Some were cute, some were scary, and the children helped get them to the party. The “scary” friends crawled through the “scary tunnel” and “cute” friends went through the “cute tunnel”. The children all did a good job picking one and many could say if it’s cute or scary. We had a yummy school lunch with a special Halloween dessert too. After that, we did a Halloween dance and got another candy for our blackboard. We sand “Happy Birthday” to three girls who turn 3 in October as well. Next time is our Halloween Party. We are looking foward to seeing everyones costumes. Will they be cute or scary? We can’t wait to find out. See you next time!

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    Today in Class 7, we had lots of fun! We continued to make our English dictionaries by thinking of words beginning with V and W, and everyone did their best to write neatly. During our Morning Meeting, we looked for the key for the Haunted House by checking each of the monsters. We also had our English Activity and worked in groups to make bridges across the river. There were lots of great ideas! We used plastic straws, tape, and card to make them as strong as we could, and then tested them by placing heavy objects on top. Everyone asked “Will it break?” and Class 7 were happy to see that all four bridges were able to support the weight! After lunch, the children played lots of fun games together. Some friends even made long, colourful snakes! Good job, everyone!

  • 2020.10.24幼児救命講習


    今日は、先生達で「幼児救命講習~MEDIC First Aid が提供する小児・乳児向け国際救急法講習 ChildcarePlusコース」を受けました。事故や病気から子ども達を守るためにどうしたらよいか、子どもに意識がない時の対応(AEDの使い方やCPRの仕方)、怪我や異物がのどに詰まった時の対応、エピペンの使い方など、様々なことを学びました。応急救護訓練修了者事故が起こらないように環境を整えることはもちろんですが、万が一何かあった時に対応できるよう、教職員一同で意識を高めた研修になりました。
  • 2020.10.23Today’s Senior


  • 2020.10.22Today’s Class3


    今日も元気に登園してくれた3組さんのお子さま達。今月から始まったお当番活動では、カードに書かれた名前をチェックして自分の順番を心待ちにし、Morning Meetingを進めたり、Sticker配りなどを頑張っています。そんな今日は大好きなMusic Lessonがありました。いろいろな楽器に触れたり、音楽に合わせてダンスをしたり、歌をうたったりすることができるこの時間はお子さま達の笑顔が増える時間でもあります。来月予定されているHyogen Festivalでは、そんなお子さま達の様子を見ていただけるといいなと思っています。また、Art Monthで毎日、描画や製作活動を楽しむことで、ハサミの使い方や絵の具の筆の使い方も上手になり、3組さんのお部屋には、完成したお子さま達の作品が所狭しと飾られ、彩られています。今週は【お買い物ごっこ】に向けての準備を進めていて、昨日までに品物、看板、お金が完成し、今日はお財布つくりをしましたよ。いよいよ明日、アイス屋さん、おだんご屋さん、ジュースにお風呂屋さんがオープン!みんなで楽しみましょうね♪
  • 2020.10.21Immersion Shopping

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    Today, Class 1, 2, 4, and 7 came together to have an immersion shopping day. Each class had two shops, and the children made the shopping items all by themselves. We took turns being the shopkeeper and the shopper, so everyone could see all of the different shops. The shoppers were paired with a student from a different class, so we could spend time playing and having fun with everyone. It was so much fun inviting the other classes to come to buy something from the shops, and the shoppers enjoyed walking around to each class to see all the cool items and decorations other classes had made. The children even had to use their IYK dollars to buy each item. It was a tiring activity, and all the children were hungry and ready for lunch afterward. We are looking forward to the next immersion day so we can do even more together.