• 2022.08.31Today’s Bear Class

    Today in Bear Class we had so much fun counting ducks. First, the children helped find a tub full of yellow rubber ducks. Then, together with their parents they picked a card with the numbers 1, 2, or 3 on them. If they chose a “2” then the children picked 2 ducks from the tub. We collected all the ducks on a towel so they could play together, then we sang the “3 Little Ducks” fingerplay song. Great job everyone and see you next week!
  • 2022.08.30着衣泳体験

  • 2022.08.29August Birthday Party

    Today was August’s Birthday Party. There were 19 friends that had birthdays in August. Everyone said their name in a nice big voice when asked and could also say their age clearly. Everyone then received their birthday present from their class, presented by one of their classmates. Then it was time for a short play from the teachers. This play was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Three Bears made porridge for breakfast before going out for a short walk to let their porridge cool down. While the Bears were out Goldilocks snuck into the house and ate the Bear’s porridge before falling asleep. Once the Bears came back they discovered their porridge had been eaten and then found goldilocks. After a short chase, Goldilocks and the Bears became friends and discovered it was also Goldilocks’ birthday today. Mommy Bear then brought a birthday cake out from the oven and Goldilocks and the Three Bears celebrated together.
  • 2022.08.27Open School~体験入園~

    今日は令和5年度入園されるお子さまを対象に、体験入園がありました。初めての幼稚園にちょっぴり緊張した様子のお子さまもいましたが、先生達やお父さま、お母さまと遊び始めると、笑顔が見られようになりました。体験していただいたEnglish Activityでは、森へいってフルーツを採ったり、Mr. Juiceにジュースを作ってもらったりし、”Apple juice, please!” “Thank you.”などかわいい声が聞こえてきましたよ。短い時間でしたが、楽しんでいただけていたら幸いです。ご参加いただきましたお子さまそしてご父母の皆さま、ありがとうございました。
  • 2022.08.26Crops Thanksgiving Week~もちつき~

    今日は、Crops Thanksgiving Weekの最終日、“もちつき”の日でした。今週のSchool Lunchには、IYKガーデンでお子さま達が心を込めて育てた野菜が入ったメニュー(たっぷりトマトソースのスパゲティ、ピーマンマンのチンジャオロース、じゃがいもごろごろチキンカレー)で、トマト、ピーマン、じゃがいもをお子さま達はモリモリ食べながら、野菜に含まれる栄養についても学びました。そしていよいよ今日は、お子さま達がとっても楽しみにしていた“おもちつき”の日。重たい杵をしっかりともち、もちつきの歌をうたいながら「ぺったん ぺったん ぺったんこ」と力強くついて、とっても美味しいおもちができあがりましたよ!できあがったおもちは、お手伝いに来て下さったお母さま方が切ったり味付けをして、おいしいおいしい“きなこもち”と“おしょうゆもち”に変身!どのクラスのお子さまも、何度もおかわりをしていてあっという間になくなってしまいました。とっても美味しかったですね!お手伝いに来て下さったお母さま方、ありがとうございました。いつもと少し雰囲気が違う楽しい給食で、食べられるものも増えたお子さま達。これからも、いろいろなものを食べて元気な体をつくりましょうね!
  • 2022.08.25Today’s Class 9

    今日のClass 9は大好きなSwimming Lessonに参加しました。「今日はビート板使うかな?」などと、2学期になって初めてのレッスンを楽しみにしていたお子さま達は、ふし浮き、背浮きなどにも積極的に挑戦していました。また、来週にある着衣泳体験についてインストラクターの鈴木先生から教えてもらうと、「楽しみ!」と期待を膨らませていましたよ。お部屋では、Physical Festivalに向けたダンスの練習や、ハンドベルも行いました。ダンスでは、「なお先生がおしりを振る時に足もたくさん動かしてる!」などと教師が踊ったダンスの見本から発見したことを友達と伝え合いながら意欲的に取り組んでおり、毎日どんどん上達しています。午後は今週から始まったCrops Thanksgiving Dayのべジタブルチャレンジで、餅つきに必要なチケットをゲットし、明日のお餅つきを楽しみにするお子さま達でした。年長さんが育てたジャガイモが入っている「ゴロゴロじゃがいものチキンカレー」もとっても美味しかったですね!明日はみんなで美味しいお餅を食べましょう!
  • 2022.08.24Today in Class 8

    Today in Class 8 we had a lot of fun practicing for the cheer dance. The steps were a little bit difficult at first but everyone tried really hard and we could do all the moves. We also practiced for the physical festival with our flags and we learned how to do the steps. It was so much fun and we cannot wait to practice more. Hiragana writing was challenging but we are getting a lot better. We also played a fun game to find words with some hiragana sounds. Everyone is looking forward to swimming tomorrow!
  • 2022.08.23Today’s Class 4

    Today was a lot of fun in Class 4. We started with first floor playtime and moved on to having fun with the handbells. All the children are getting better at recognising their sounds and putting them together to make a song. Next, we had map time and today’s country was England. It was great to see the children finding it on the map. This was followed by jump rope time. Everyone is getting very good at this. Writing time is going well and we did both hiragana and the alphabet today. We had the green pepper lunch challenge and all the children passed this challenge. Well done Class 4! Everyone is looking forward to dancing tomorrow!
  • 2022.08.22Today in Class 1

    Today in Class 1, we had a very busy day full of fun. We had an English Activity where we went to an aquarium and looked at different sea animals with Timothy Pope’s telescopes. We practiced writing our names on our Name Cards for the first time, and Class 1 friends did really well. Class 1 also coloured and drew tomatoes that we grew in the I.Y.K. garden, and which we ate for lunch with our spaghetti. We then received a tomato sticker for eating all of our lunch. This was put on the vegetable challenge poster on Class 1’s board and is the first step for us to complete this week’s vegetable challenge.
  • 2022.08.19Today’s Class 7

    Today in Class 7 we had a super fun packed first full day back after the holidays! After ‘Body Measurement’ time to check how much we have grown throughout the Summer, we had E.C.T. The children did well discussing their fun adventures during the holiday, “I went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house” and “I went to the beach”. We then drew pictures of our favourite memories from our holidays and everyone showed their excellent creative skills. We then got together with Classes 8 and 9 to learn our new flag dance for the Physical Festival in September and everyone was so excited at all of the cool poses and movements! After lunch there was just enough time for English Writing time, before learning about the classes new ‘Friend of the Day’ system. It is great to see everyone back and full of energy after the holidays and ready to have a fantastic second term. Have a great weekend everyone!