2019年08月21日

Blue class -Takatsuki Ibaraki School-


This month, the children have been learning all about geography and how different countries experience winter. Their Power Up book has been a useful tool to practice their reading, writing and comprehension skills in English. They really enjoy the miming games as well as matching the language that they are learning with the images in their books.


To get a better visual of the material, we have been studying the world map and how the equator affects seasons. In the first unit, they learned that a country’s distance to the equator affects the weather. To build on this learning, we began studying the weather differences. We learned that the countries under the equator have opposite seasons. The children were really fascinated by this information and they were really interested in investigating further.


Each child chose a country that they were interested in learning more about and began doing research. We practiced using google in the computers and we learned how to search for information. The children found images of their country’s flag and replicated pictures of winter in their country. They also investigated when winter occurs and what the weather is generally like. They took this information and made a fact sheets to express all of their finding. The children have been working very hard throughout this unit, and I am quite proud of their efforts!

Kaneshia
  

Posted by Earth at 18:00After School

2019年08月19日

Purple Class -Senri Yamada School-

In Purple Class, one repetitive task we focus on every time is reading out loud. Whether they are stories, mini plays or questions in our workbooks, we always read them out loud together or individually.

But depending on the topic of each lesson day, we always include a related activity. This is to keep the children more interested as well as to help them understand and digest the topic better. Below are some examples:

On Tanabata, we made 'Tanzaku Wish Cards' to hang on the bamboo tree.


When we were learning a chapter on Math, we played a game of placing shapes in a correct sequence.


When it comes to remembering vocabulary, we review what we already know by taking turns to name words that match.

We try to absorb English through as many methods as possible!

Written by Elaine
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School

2019年07月26日

Blue class -Senrioka School-


Hello everyone! The Power Up 4 class on Mondays and Thursdays has been very active. Our current theme is music and the children are learning about musical instruments from around the world. They are doing a good balance of listening, writing, and speaking activities.

They are doing their best to remember new spelling words and new grammar points.They have been very talkative and enjoy expressing themselves in class.

They recently took practice tests for the YLE exams and everyone tried hard to do well.
The children have also enjoyed the new internet learning activities in addition to Spelling City,to which they are already familiar.
We're looking forward to more exciting times ahead! Thank you for your support!

(David)
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School

2019年06月27日

Green class -Takatsuki Ibaraki School-


It is a pleasure to be able to teach the students in Green class once again!
We are slowly getting used to our new Power Up 4 textbooks and are enjoying the content in them.

We have been working on using the Present Perfect tense with the past participle. We have been using the phrase "Have you ever..." to talk about past experiences.

We enjoyed learning about different topics such as transportation, the environment and places we've visited on vacations. We just started a new unit on telling time. Let's have a great year together!
Jason
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School

2019年06月25日

Orange class-Senrioka School-

In our after school class, we've been learning about our extended families. We talked about what makes family different from friends, and what they mean to us.

After doing a bit of research into our families, we decided to do a bit of a visual representation of what we'd learned by making family trees. Each student made the tree bark and branches by tracing their own hands and arms. Then, leaves of various colors were cut out, and family member names were written on them. Students were encouraged to include their immediate family, and as much extended family as they could (and even pets!). All the leaves were glued to the trees, making beautifully unique family trees.


The students all did a wonderful job, and we had a great time!
(Sylvette)
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School