One of our dear friends who was taking a 3 week break came back to participate in our Little Diamonds class. It was her first time participating since we added changes to the class structure. It has only been three weeks, but we were all surprised at how quick her movements have become, she was all over the place Kids grow up so fast don’t they….
We studied shapes, sang along to new songs and danced to our rhythmic activities, all in all a day with plenty of exercise! We closed with T. Chris reading us the Hungry caterpillar book. See you all next week!
With the topic being on family, for our last day the kids had fun imagining, then making a collage of what their future rooms would look like. We told them they could have anything they wanted in their rooms as it was imaginary, but to our surprise most of them were surprisingly modest (perhaps we are just too greedy hahaha) We learnt a lot on introducing our family members this month, and being able to do that is one of the most important things you can do when conversing with foreigners, we hope our kids retain what they’ve learnt and put it to good use someday 家族がテーマの今月最後のレッスン 自分の将来の部屋を想像して、色紙でコラージュを作りました。自分のほしいものを全部入れていいと伝えたのですが、全員意外と素朴（？）でびっくりしました。僕が欲張りなだけでしょうか（笑） ５月はとにかく様々なアクティビティを通してで自分の家族を紹介してきました。外国の方と接していく上で、家族の紹介を満足にしっかりできるというのは、非常に重要なポイントです。習った事を子ども達がしっかり自分達の中にとどめて、いつか活用してくれたらと思います♪
Lucky Kids ラッキーキッズ
International academy in Kodaira
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
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 :)
Starting from this month, our Little Diamonds class has been placing a huge emphasis on music. From rhythmic activities to sing along songs with actions, May has really started off as a musical month for our little friends The picture below is of them singing along to our English translation of 大きな太鼓 with our T. Makiko playing in the background See you all next week!
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
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.
Today’s thematic focus is Numbers and Counting. We practiced counting out loud from 1 to 10 and identifying numbers at random. We sang a song called 10 Fat Sausages which the kids seemed to enjoy singing. For Literacy, the younger group learned identifying, tracing and writing Aa as well as 4 words that begin with it – alligator, apple, ambulance and ant. The older group focused on letter Ii and learned a Jolly Phonics song called Inky the Mouse is My Pet. We also had park time in the afternoon and the kids did really well following teacher’s game instructions. Well done!
今日は主に数字と数字の数え方に焦点をあてて学びました。数字の１～１０はもうしっかりマスターできましたし、10 Fat Sausagesという楽しい歌も歌いました。リテラシーでは、年少組みはAaを勉強しAで始まる4つの単語(alligator, apple, ambulance and ant.)も覚えました。年長組みはIiを学び、Jolly Phonicsの歌Inky the Mouse is My Petを歌いました。午後には公園に行きゲームをして楽しい一時を過ごしました。
Lucky Kids ラッキーキッズ
International academy in Kodaira
Today’s thematic focus for Brilliant Crystals is Numbers. We practiced number recognition/identification and counting from 1 to 10. The kids also enjoyed matching number dots with their corresponding number flashcards. Today’s song is called Ten Fat Sausages which was really fun to sing. For Literacy, the younger group learned basic colors and shapes and practiced tracing and coloring while the older group focused on learning the sound of letter t. Also in line with our other topic this month, Spring, the kids made their very own flower pot. We will be displaying them on the wall so please feel free to view and enjoy the kids’ art works anytime.
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！