We’ve started accepting new students for our pre-kindergarten class. We have all kinds of activities ready with themes ranging from rhythmic to games involving intellectual training, all in English of course
Upon starting the class in April 2016, we will have trial lessons for 5400 yen on the following dates:
2015 November 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 (6 days). Please do come check us out!
This class is specifically aimed at children from ages 1 to 3 who have learnt how to walk,
the trial lessons are for that one whole week from 9:30 to 11:30, and the price is 5400 yen for all days combined.
Details of the class are as shown here. We look forward to hearing from you.
August is here, and our theme is Summer and Ocean!
All our songs and dance routines have become summer themed too
For our first arts and crafts this month, the kids made an accordion book with summer words inside.
This craft may have encouraged them, but they are picking up the summer words real fast, it makes us smile when we imagine everybody smiling at their books at home.
We’ve also started learning about opposite words. They’re slowly discovering the opposite words to words they’ve previously known.
Keep it up guys
8月がはじまりました！今月のテーマはSummer and Ocean。夏と海です。
今月最初のクラフトは、自分だけのSummer Words Accordion Bookを作ることでした。
Goodbye rainy season, hello scorching summer days! Let’s all make sure we’re drinking plenty of water and be wary of heat strokes!
We’ve started having fun with the pool at Sparkling Sapphires. We didn’t have that many kids in this class last year so there wasn’t any pool, but starting from this year we’ve decided to substitute outside walks with splashes in the pool The last picture shows a class with 90% of the students as girls. This class originally had more boys than girls, but little by little girls continued to join, and now the boys are outnumbered hahaha
Only boy in the class, lucky him
This month’s topic is “My Family”
We take the family pictures the kids bring, blow them up and ask show it to them during circle time, asking who they are. The kids love it
We also made cute family craft using Popsicle sticks. From coloring the clothes with the same colors they were wearing that day to thinking what colors their parents would want, they seemed to be having lots of fun.
We teachers have been racking our brains trying to come up with new, fun indoor activities as it has been raining a lot these past few weeks, and this day we made water balloon fishes
One of their favorite activities that we haven’t been able to do lately is feeding the carps at the river, but thanks to this activity the kids were able to have fishy fun!
And of course, we can’t forget the obstacle courses with the trampoline and slides (tables), music and movement with sensory rope too!
After this rainy weather, it’ll become extremely hot, let’s all take care not to suffer heat strokes or anything.
This month we learnt about different parts of our body and about our health. From making mickey mouse crafts with their pictures to piecing together parts of a teddy bear from their favorite book, it’s been a very nice month and our school’s walls are full of what we did
What should we do to stay healthy? They all thought long and hard on this one, young as they are. Lots of veggies and fruit, plenty of sleep and exercise, brushing your teeth everyday etc.
All this we learnt through flashcards and songs.
The kids also learnt how to properly wash their hands.
Having welcomed a new friend since last week, our Sapphires class is as lively as ever! Although teary at first, she’s come around and can now be seen talking animatedly with her friends
Due to the rainy weather, we aren’t able to play outside as much as we’d like to, but we teachers are taking the kids out every chance we’ve got! Our theme is still Me and My Body, we’re doing all sorts of fun things like piecing together body parts to make mickey puzzles, using home made clay to make faces etc.
They’re having loads of fun learning numbers and the alphabet too!
先週から平日昼間のSparkling Sapphiresに新しいお友だちを迎え、ますます賑やかなSapphiresです！ 最初は涙が出ていた新しいお友だちでしたが、楽しいお歌と踊りで徐々にクラスに慣れ 最近では同じ年のお友だちとお喋りに花を咲かせています。 雨の日が続いているのでなかなか外で沢山遊べずにいるSapphires達。 少しでも雨が上がっている時間を見つけては、少しでも外で過ごせるように先生達も試行錯誤！ 新しいお友だちのMちゃんも、お外で沢山遊べれば、ますます楽しくなってくるのではないかなと思います。 そして今週も”Me and My Body”のテーマに沿った活動が続いています。 ばらばらになっている体のパーツと自分の顔を組み合わせました。 すると、なんとミッキーさんになったんですよ！！！ どの子も可愛らしいミッキーさんが仕上がりました！ この他にも、小麦粉粘土でお顔のパーツを作ってみたり、色塗りをしてみたり。 ABCや数字のお勉強も楽しくやっているSapphiresたちです！
Lucky Kids ラッキーキッズ
International academy in Kodaira
It’s already June, say hello to rainy days It would be nice if we could go play outdoors, but for the time being there will be lots to do indoors.
However, today at Lucky Kids there was so much cuteness in the room to blow even the stormiest weather away
The pictures below are of them making faces to put in their feelings book.
After that we played with skipping ropes and bamboo sticks, we brought out the parachute. Our day ended with screams of joy LOL
We were blessed with such wonderful weather today, so we went outside to look for different colors and shapes. Once the kids find the specified shape, they get stickers from us teachers. Our kids from SS are pretty good at this kind of thing, so the worksheet was dealt with very quickly, and had lots of fun playing at the park afterwards! As for our indoor activities, we had fun playing with water droppers. They dripped water onto pictures of fruit and colored them, what fun
It seems it was just a few weeks ago when we were all happily welcoming the start of spring, April has gone by so fast and we’re already in mid – May.
The kids have grown so much over the holidays, their babyishness, if you will, has really diminished.
We teachers are so happy to be able to see their smiling faces again
Our first big event after the holidays was none other than Mother’s day, they all worked hard on their presents, hope all you mothers liked them
This months’ theme will be on color and shapes. Most of the kids have been singing color songs before this month, so a lot of confidence can be seen in their singing, even the usually quiet ones.
Just when we were all excited about Spring finally having arrived, it snowed didn’t it
Not that it matters for everybody at Sapphires, nothing will stand in their way as they enjoy spring to the fullest! Yep, this months’ topic is Spring and numbers.
With smiles as bright as spring, they just keep getting bigger and bigger.
This month we are learning lots of new songs and doing new crafts – all having something to do with spring. Our walls are looking really nice.
We have also started using workbooks for literacy. Each kid is having fun coloring, pasting and coloring with age appropriate workbooks.
We hope they had fun this week, we’ll be waiting with lots of fun activities next week too!
そうです、今月のトピックはSpring and Numbers.春と数字です！