For our third day, we all went to the park to enjoy our annual picnic
From kids splashing around in glee to the ones slowly dipping their toes in water, all the kids’ personalities were laid out bare, it was very interesting!
We had our Summer course again this year, from August 10 to 14. From familiar faces to newcomers, we had a total of 17 kids! Kinder groups and Elementary groups, we all begin with self introduction. Name, age, how they’re feeling, day of the week, month of the year etc. Even though it’s only for a week, because they’re going through the same routine every day, their progress was very evident! Both kinder and elementary classes came together to go play outside. We all made our way to the park hand in hand. ８月１０日から１４日までの５日間、今年もLucky KidsのSummer Courseが開催されました！ 見慣れた顔ぶれや初めましてのお友だちが総勢１７人集まりました。 毎朝、幼稚園グループも小学生グループも自己紹介から始ります。 名前、年齢、気分はどうですか？など、一人一人前にでて自己紹介。 さらには今日は何月何日何曜日？天気はどうですか？などを皆で言います。 ５日間毎日やっているので、次第に子ども達も先生に助けてもらわなくてもスムーズに答えられるようになるんですよね。 凄いですね！ 戸外遊びは小学生も幼稚園児も皆一緒過ごします。 近場の公園へ大きいお兄さんお姉さん達と手をつないでいきました。 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
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
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。
August classes have started for our little friends! We’ll be singing and dancing to lots of summer themed songs this month.
Since it has been a while, this day we decided to sing the bingo song, what with all the smacking the alphabet cards and all, the kids loved it!
They had fun playing with the parachute afterwards, and then sat down to listen to a story before singing goodbye. The story was about a caterpillar eating its way through many things and eventually becoming a butterfly, and was told through the use of our props. The picture below is them pretending to eat the banana used in the story.
This week our Elementary kids had lots of fun getting their hands dirty, we finished up the pen cases we’ve been working on as a two week project. We encouraged them to let their imagination run wild, and the results were very nice We hope what we did this week encourages them to try and make things out of reusable material from now on, things left around the house that’s destined to go to the bin
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
Last Saturday we made dish washing soap as a science experiment. First we grated soap bars, then mixed it with hot water and added drops of lemon juice. Finally, we carefully poured the contents into tiny bottles. It was a day with lots of hand eye coordination practice for the Brilliant Crystals, we hope they can use their soap to help with the dish washing at home
This month we are learning about our environment and the animals that live in it, mainly animals unique to Japan. This is a picture of the kids playing pelmanism with Japanese animal cards in teams of two. Out of all the classroom games played out there, no game gets the kids heated up and competitive as much as this game Today for arts and crafts we made nature bracelets, everybody had fun trying to decide what their bracelets would have on them, especially the girls. Next week we’ll be making crafts with reusable materials, stay tuned
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