…Are really high at the moment
It’s that time of the year where classes start to become really busy because we start practicing for Christmas shows, but we gotta say, we are really impressed with how well our kinder students are concentrating. With how things are, they’ll all master their Christmas material in no time. Good job kinder kids on a very well performed month!
Our Dazzling Rubies are super excited to be learning the new summer songs, they all really love singing and dancing
We teachers are very, very happy with how well the kids from this class have picked up the songs we sing in class – from the basic months of the year songs to abc songs involving movement, none of them shy away from singing, they’re very enthusiastic about it and their words have started to become more clearly pronounced…an English teacher can’t possibly ask for more
Keep it up Dazzling Rubies
For our Dazzling Rubies classes, we always use the cleanup song when it’s time for them to put away the toys and get ready for class. It seems only a while ago when most of our kids were fairly new, and how they would take a long time to start cleaning up, more keen on playing. Now they can be seen walking around with boxes in their hands, collecting the toys on the floor and encouraging others to clean up. We teachers are all very pleased with the continual growth of Dazzling Rubies kids
Dazzling Rubiesのクラスでは、おもちゃを片付けて授業に備える時にClean up songという曲が流れます。一昔前までは皆歌が流れてもなりふり構わず遊んでいたりしてたのですが、今となっては箱を手に取りおもちゃを回収して回ったりしています♪ お互いに片付けよう？と言い合ってまだ遊んでいる子も気持ちよく片付けられます（＾－＾）皆の成長が日々見られて先生達は幸せです！
＊さぁ皆も一緒にというのはClean up songの歌詞の一部分です
Lucky Kids ラッキーキッズ
International academy in Kodaira
A bit early, but today our Dazzling Rubies from Monday class showed their daily appreciation for their fathers by making father’s day arts and crafts! Here’s to all the daddies out there
月曜Little Diamondsの皆は、一足先に父の日のプレゼントをクラスで作りました♪一人一人お父さん大好きって気持ちが出ていて素敵でした！ お父様方、日ごろのお勤めご苦労様です！
Lucky Kids ラッキーキッズ
International academy in Kodaira
Learning has never been this fun! The Dazzling Rubies are learning about colors and shapes this month, and yesterday their class was on colors. We had two main games ready: Twister and color toss. I’m sure you all know what twister is, and for color toss the kids were each given a ball, and tried to throw their ball through the shape with the specified color.
We will use this activity for shapes as well. We have two new friends in this class, and it is nice too see them slowly warming up to us and their classmates :)
This month’s theme is on shapes and colors, and the DR are at the moment focusing on shapes. Today was a teamwork activity where they had to make the specified shape using Jenga blocks. Of course there is always the joy of toppling the dominoes, but everybody was paying attention when we explained the shapes, and with the help of the older kids enjoyed the building process as well.
Thinking back to when they first started, our Dazzling Rubies have really grown. The once babies who could barely say their names now confidently scream their answers back to teachers, and some of them can be seen consoling the crying newcomers too! We all have great hopes for this class
Yesterday for Dazzling Rubies we did a really cool science experiment where we made a gigantic white bubble with dry ice and soapy water. I regret not having captured this moment on camera, but the kids’ eyes became so big as the bubble swelled up, I was equally surprised at how fast the bubble grew, but found the looks on their faces funnier
Today the Dazzling rubies made valentine cards for arts and crafts. It was really sweet to see them presenting the cards to their moms while saying “happy Valentine!” We also brought back the fireman game from last week as it was done last week without most of the kids we had today. Although some of them were hesitant to participate at first (our handmade costumes weren’t very well received hehe) they gradually started taking part after seeing their other friends, and soon everyone was laughing very hard Next week will be on doctors; what they do/what tools they use. Please look forward to the photos
今日Dazzling Rubiesの皆は工作でバレンタインカードを作りました。出来上がったカードを一生懸命Happy valentine!と言いながらお母様方に渡す姿がとても微笑ましかったです♪ また先週大人気だった消防ゲームを復活させました！最初は衣装が気に入らなかったせいか（？）参加するのに躊躇しちゃう子も何人かいましたが、楽しく遊び友達の姿につられて、やがて全員笑いながら取り組んでくれました！来週はお医者さんについて勉強します。何をして、何を使うのか もちろん衣装は白衣！写真ご期待下さい♪ Lucky Kids ラッキーキッズ International academy in Kodaira 小平のインターナショナルアカデミー 「ラッキー」を子供たちに！ https://www.facebook.com/luckykids.japan
The Dazzling Rubies theme for February will be on community helpers (occupations), and for our first day we learnt about fire fighters. The kids had fun wearing the makeshift uniform and throwing blue balls (water) at paper cups with fire logos on them. Today’s kids grasped the concept instantly, and threw the balls at the cups while screaming “fire! fire!”
We hope our kinders will have fun with this months’ theme
Even though the weather was somewhat depressing, that didn’t stop the kids of Dazzling Rubies from having lots of fun! We had a total of seven kids today, almost as big as our Brilliant Crystals classes on Saturdays!
The current theme is winter, we’ve started teaching them winter related activities and vocab. The picture below is them singing our new hello song.