2018年09月22日

Movers 2 - Senri Yamada School-

The Movers recently studied about animals and their habits in two units from their textbooks.
At the of these units, each child made an animal booklet to write about some of the things they learned or already knew about an animal and used some of the new grammar techniques they have been working on.


The Movers worked together with their partners to come up with interesting things to write about in their booklet. They also checked each other's work for mistakes.


The Movers seemed proud of what they accomplished with this project. They also enjoyed reading and showing their animal booklets to their classmates.

All of the booklets were fantastic! At the end of the presentations, the Movers voted anonymously for the booklet they liked the most.


Written by Dorian
  

Posted by Earth at 14:20After School

2018年08月22日

Flyers 4 - Senri Yamada School-

Flyers 4 - Wednesdays, Fridays>

In our After School Class, we have a student book and workbook that we use regularly. But we always add various activities to make learning more fun.

One activity we do everyday is reading out loud. We stand up, straighten our backs and read in a group or take turns. Reading aloud is a wonderful tool to help you learn to read smoothly and build fluency skills and confidence.



We also play many games such as card games, guessing games and matching games. Games are an enjoyable way to enhance the children’s motivation.



Children also use their journals to be creative. It helps them express what they want to say through writing and drawing.



Our main goal is to learn English and to become better speakers, readers and writers, which is achieved through various interesting approaches in our After School class!


Elaine
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School

2018年07月21日

Flyers1 -Senri Yamada School-

Flyers 1 has a classroom atmosphere filled with excitement and laughter. The children come to class to learn and improve their English and we always make sure they do but we also make sure to have fun and enjoy the learning process. So how do we keep class interesting especially after the children have already had a long day at Japanese school?
Flyers 1 has been studying Kidz Box which is filled with great illustrations that are always interesting to look at and grab the children’s attention. The content of Kidz Box always tries to relate to the children such as with school subjects and school schedules. The language they learn is the language they can use to talk about themselves and learn about each other in English.

Kidz Box has an online program for the children to practice everything they have been studying in the books but with more games like crosswords and sentence building. This is also a good opportunity for the children to focus on their individual skill level. This is also good for shy children to show their strengths as they may not like speaking so much in class but enjoy online activities that test their English comprehension.

Flyers 1 love playing games so it's been important to include different types of games to give them a break from the books to keep them in a positive mood but still be practicing their English. We have a variety of games we like to play in teams such as spelling challenges where both teams pick a word from the chapter we are studying for the other team to spell.



  

Posted by Earth at 11:00After School

2018年07月19日

Flyers 2 -Takatsuki Ibaraki School-

This month Flyers 2 have been learning all about poetry. We studied four different types of poems and wrote our own original acrostic poem which we made into posters which will be displayed soon at the school. This topic allowed us to express our own individual ideas in a way that can be difficult in other topics, so it was great to see the children have the freedom to explore their own interests and passions using their English to create something beautiful.


They also sat their practice tests for the YLE exams, they were pretty tough but gave everyone a good idea of what to expect in the real tests later in the year. It also gave everyone a chance to asses their own strengths and weaknesses so that they help to tailor their own learning so that they can succeed at improving their English!

Whilst it has been a busy month we’ve also tried to have as much fun as we can too, the children really enjoy asking each other questions which led us to the game ‘Guess Who’. This game is so much fun to play and requires everyone to use their English so it’s a win-win, they get to play and study at the same time! We’ll be exploring more games to use during our little ‘Brain Breaks’ in-between lessons.
Good work Flyers 2!

Andrew
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School

2018年06月26日

Movers 1 -Senri Yamada School-

Greetings Movers 1 Parents! This is Alexis Fu. I want to personally thank you, parents, for supporting your children in their educational journey to learning English. Because of your undying support, your child has realized the importance of the English language in the world around them. They come into class, each and every day, ready to learn. And above all, they have the PASSION to learn! Because of their enthusiasm, they have already learned so much. They have been improving their English ability by speaking with each other in complete sentences while self-correcting their own grammar along the way!

In the month of June, we have started taking practice tests for the YLE test in November. We focused on reading the instructions first and trying our best even on difficult questions. We have also focused on learning about animals, their habitats, and habits. The children loved learning about these four animals: eagles, oppossums, honeybees, and crabs. We read about these animals together as a class, pointing to the words as we read them.


The children then were split into groups of four and were each assigned a different animal. They were then given poster paper to draw what they liked most about their animal along with a written a paragraph describing their animals' habitats and traits. The children worked so hard together with their partners and were very enthusiastic to share their work with each other. They were very creative in their illustrations and used their best handwriting skills!


Great job, Movers! Keep up the great work! Please look forward to seeing their work on display at the school.


Sincerely,
Alexis Fu

  

Posted by Earth at 20:00After School