Our new Pre – Sparkling Sapphires (PSS) has started this April with a total of 9 friends. Some of them are kids that have been coming to LK prior to April, and they’re showing some wonderful senpai – ship (made the word up but you get the idea) in helping the others.
This month’s theme is spring, and we’ve been having fun learning Spring songs and learning about creatures we see in spring. The little ones that spent their first day crying are now slowly starting to smile, we hope to continue providing an environment where they can feel relaxed.
We’re still at that stage where we’re trying to get them to become used to a new environment, so long walks are part of our program, but starting from next month we’ll start introducing toddler literacy and numbers.
4月から新しいプレサファイアクラスが始まり、お友達9人でスタートしました！ 昨年度から引き続き登園しているお友達も数名いて、さっそくお兄さん振りを発揮してくれています。 今月のテーマは「春」です。春の歌を歌ったり、春に見られる生き物の名前を教えてもらったりしています。 最初は一日の大半を泣いて過ごしていたお友達も、次第に笑顔が増えてきています。 園児が安心できる環境作りを頑張って行こうと思っています。 今月はまだ環境と先生に慣れることが目標なので長いお散歩に出る日々ですが、来月からは少しずつベビーリテラシーや数字に親しんで行こうと思っています。
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International academy in Kodaira
Our last day for Sparkling Sapphires is upon us!
It’s not like we won’t see them, most of them will be joining us, most of them will be coming back for the afternoon classes, but seeing all these kids that started as babies leaving…it leaves us very emotional and teary eyed.
The pictures below are of the kids receiving their awards, it’s as if their growth is brimming from the photos.
Starting from April the Sparkling Sapphires class and our new Pre Spahhires class will begin, and we cannot wait to start them with our new students!
Continuing from last month’s community helpers topic, we’ve moved on to our new fairy tales topic. First, a little bit of digest from last month. When the kids played pretend with Doctor Edward, because the situation was so real to the children, some burst out crying while others struggled to keep their faces from crumpling, it was a very funny sight
We also had fun with restaurant role play, where the kids took turns being waters/waitresses, customers etc.
All the roles were popular except for the clerk
It seems so sudden, but March is already upon us, and our theme this month is fairy tales.
All the kids, especially the girls, are very excited to work with flashcards like princess. Our first week is on snow white, and for music and movement we sang and marched along with paper pickaxes to the song Heigh Ho, it’s very popular with the kids already.
Next week will be on the three little pigs, more fun activities coming soon!
The last picture is of them practicing pouring water into a cup from a milk carton. The kids are starting to show improvement, so we suggest letting them try at home as well. Don’t forget the towels!
It only seems like yesterday when we exchanged our new years greetings with everybody, how time flies!
This month’s theme will be on community helpers, buuuut,
whaddaya know, an ogre’s showed up at our school!
That’s right, it’s setsubun season and our sparkling sapphires threw color balls at the ogre instead of beans.
Some became teary eyed, while others wore defiant expressions and threw the balls at him. Spring should come smoothly now huh
Happy New Year! Even though it was after a long break, the Sapphires were all smiles, that showed us how much they were looking forward to coming here, and it made us really happy.With the monthly topic being transportation, they baked vehicle shaped cookies for the first week, and made ships for the second week. At first they had trouble getting their ships to move, until we told them to blow at the circle shaped stickers. After that, everybody did just great.
What do we have in store for the remainder of the month? You’ll soon find out!
Happy New Year! We thank you all for the support you’ve shown our school last year, at our events as well as every day things such as checking your child’s homework/ belongings etc.
We’re hoping 2016 will be another year of fun, academical growth for everybody. January’s theme for our Kinders (Sparkling Sapphires, Dazzling Rubies and Brilliant Crystals) is transportation, and here’s a sneak peak at one of the awesome activities we have planned (Sparkling Sapphires baked them today)
The kids will of course be able to bring their vehicle shaped cookies home Here’s to another great year!
From the preparation weeks to the big day, the kids did really well in early December.
This month’s theme is Winter and Christmas, and the highlight for crafts this month is definitely the Christmas tree ornament which the kids made with the colorful buttons they brought from home. Now that Christmas show is over, we have started putting a lot of time into circle time. From puzzles to picture books, we’re having lots of learning fun.
With the weather being just right, not too hot, not too cold, our Sparkling Sapphires are at it again – singing dancing and playing with lots of energy!
Their theme this month is on animals, so they played with cans at the park. Where’s the relevance you ask? Well, these cans have elephant footprint patterns at the bottom, and our oldest M chan soon was found walking smoothly around the park with them. The others followed suit as well. They also made paper cup animals, very cute too.
We feel the Autumn breeze is in the air. It’s so much easier for all of us to spend time outside, don’t you agree??
Our kids in Sparkling Sapphires loves to play outside! We go out to the park almost everyday!
Kids playing with balls, chatting with teachers and friends, swing and slide… So many things they can do!
The other day, SS found many red berries on the ground, that they decided to use them to play in the sand box.
One child was baking a cake using the red berries, others were using them to make soup and juice…
We teachers were very surprised how each kids can grow the imaginations!!!
Though it is still October, we have started practicing for the Christmas Party presentation.
Gradually, kids are able to sing out loud!
Autumn have come at last as we feel the cold air breezing throughout the day!!!! The leaves started to fall from the trees around here at Lucky Kids. The theme for October is “Autumn and Halloween”. For today’s craft, we used droppers to drop paint onto paper, then blew them around with straws to make a colorful autumn tree!
What color do leaves turn into when it becomes fall? In answer to our question the kids answered red, yellow, orange!
How about brown? Oh..yeah, that too! Hahaha
Autumn here we come!