2014年01月30日

Lions @高槻茨木校

Making a dragon

In Lions class we talked about all the different ways to celebrate New Year. We then thought that some countries use dragons so we decided to make one. The children thought about what a dragon might look like.

冬休みが終わり、新学期が始まった1月。Lionsのみんなは、世界ではどのような新年の祝い方があるのかを話し合いました。いくつかの国では、「龍」が縁起がとされている事を学びました。そして、みんなで「龍」を作ってみることにしました!

After looking at the final dragon we thought about what colours our dragon is going to be.

龍のテンプレートを先生からもらい、龍のたてがみや胴体・しっぽを何色に塗るか考えます。龍ってどんな色をしているんだろう?




The whole class was working really hard and was concentrating so much.

クラスじゅうが自分の作業に没頭しています。すばらしい集中力です!




Then we learnt how to cut out the template. Be careful watch your fingers.

その後、龍のテンプレートの切り方をロム先生が教えてくれました。みんな、指を切らないように気をつけてね。



The children all carefully coloured their design. They were all so pretty.
The final products were amazing. Good job lion’s class.

みんな細かい所まで、慎重に色を塗りました。とても素敵な色使いですね。
すごくかっこいい「龍」が完成しました!
みんな、やったね!





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Posted by Earth at 16:51高槻茨木校

2014年01月28日

Bears @千里山田校

The Bears were very excited to be back at school to reunite with their friends after the long Winter break just as much as I was excited to see them!
As soon as the Bears got back to school they quickly engaged back in to their regular school life routine.
冬休みが終わり、こども達は友達に会えるのがとても嬉しいようで大盛り上がりでしたがすぐにいつものクラスの雰囲気へ戻りました。

The second week back from break the Bears began and completed a 3D puzzle of the Eiffel Tower in record time!
You can see how they absolutely love to build things by looking at the originally made Lego models, created by the Bears, that are in the picture as well.
ベアーズでは、3Dのエッフェル塔をみんなで作り上げました。
上手にできましたので、ぜひご覧になってくださいね!



"I'm not sure which on I'll make??"



"We're almost finished making it!"



"TA-DA!"



"Bonjour!"


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Posted by Earth at 09:59千里山田校

2014年01月27日

Zebras @高槻茨木校

We read the sotry of the three billy goats gruff. 
We didn’t use a book; we used lego and toys to role play the story and the children used their imaginations.
It was really cool.Then we split into groups and practiced making the bridge the gosats crossed over by ourselves, using all kinds of different materials.

今回は“The three billy goats gruff”という 絵本を読んでその中に出てくるストーリーをロールプレイして楽しみました。以前に三匹のこぶたの絵本を読んだときに家の強さを実際に作って確かめました。その時に習ったことを今回もサイエンスの時間を通してどのようにして丈夫な橋を作ったり、どんなデザインにするかを決めました。
グループに分かれて一緒にアイデアを出し合ったり、協力し合って取り組んでいました。



今回読んだ絵本 は“The three billy goats gruff(三匹のやぎのがらがらどん)。三びきのやぎが谷川の橋を渡るとき、橋の下にすむトロルという怪物と対決するおはなしです。
日本語訳の本もありますよ。
This is the book we read!



ロールプレイでは、このような作品ができあがりました。
We did the role play using this lego bridge! The children got really into the story.



階段作ったよ! 
I made this one! Look at it! So strong!



こちらでは、長くて丈夫な橋作りに挑戦中です。
This bridge is so long, we needed to make some supporting bricks in the middle of either side.



カプラを使ったチームもいろんなアイデアが出ていました。丈夫そうでしょ。
Using kapla, the children had so many unique ideas about how to build a bridge.



デザインなら任せてと他の子も披露 
This is a funky design!



大きさなら負けないよ!
We made this recycled bridge out of recycled materials.
お互いに意見を出し合いながらいろいろな橋作りをみんなで楽しみました。


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Posted by Earth at 11:06高槻茨木校

2014年01月24日

Dolphins @高槻茨木校

January is a fun and interesting time for students. After a long break, they are full of energy, and are now looking forward to going to KB in the spring!
And as we know , winter is here. Its cold and windy, but we wont let that stop us from having fun!
KA is going to use the wind, for a bit of fun!
Now , lets m ake a KITE!!!!

冬休み明けということで、お正月遊びの中から凧作りに挑戦しました。



Children were shown a kite that they will m ake. They took plastic bag, and cut it.
We then took markers, and drew pictures of anything we want on our kite!

ビニール袋の上に油性マーカーでそれぞれ好きな絵を描きます。



Next, we taped two straws to the kite for weight.

骨組みにストローを使い、テープで貼ります。



Children took turns doing this, and watching their friends. They waited very patiently and even did a good job at helping each other!

糸の代わりに毛糸を使いました。



Here, we tied the string to some folded paper, for a handle. And now we are ready!

そして、完成!!




We went into the gym , and all took turns running around with our kites!
They flew so high!!
KA had a lot of fun with this craft, and now they can enjoy their new kite outside!

この日は雨だったので、ジムで完成した凧上げを楽しみました。
早く走ると高く上がることがわかり、全力疾走していたDolphinsです。


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Posted by Earth at 12:30高槻茨木校

2014年01月24日

Monkeys @高槻茨木校

New Year’s Kites!

たこを作ろう!



The goal for today’s craft was top help the children follow instructions within narrow margins, and finish up with cutting a spiral shape from a rectangle paper! We encouraged the children to think of all kinds of fun shapes and objects to draw within their spirals before starting with the scissors!

まずはどんな凧にするかデザインします!




This was the first project the children were able to put their brand new Cray-Pas crayons to work on, and they were all quite excited to see how differently oil-based crayons work compared to the wax crayons that they are used to!

新しいクレヨンを使うのは嬉しいね!




Children made hearts, shapes, and even a collection of hero’s faces and different kinds of sushi! One child couldn’t stop talking about sushi while he drew on his spiral. It made Eric hungry…

いろんなデザインの凧が出来てきました!おすし凧というのもありました!
想像力豊かなmonkeysです!



The colors that oil-based crayons make are bright, deep, thick, and easy to put onto paper, but unfortunately, they can be quite messy too! A careless hand across the paper can make a big smudge all over the drawing! Be careful Monkeys!

手が汚れてもへっちゃらです!



The cutting went very well! The children have learned to use a lot of control with their scissors, and during this craft, there were no big mistakes! All of the children managed to make their spirals with very little, or no help at all, from the teachers!

次ははさみを使います。まっすぐな線もあれば曲がっているところもあって難しかったね。でもゆっくり切ったら上手く切れたね!




Here is what the final product looks like! It’s ready for a run outside, let’s hope the weather stays nice tomorrow!

びよよ~ん!面白い形の凧の出来上がり!
さぁ!そとに行って飛ばしてみよう!


Posted by Eric and Chiharu  

Posted by Earth at 12:29