Saturday School @ 千里山田校

We had a great time this past month at Saturday School here at Global Village where did lots of fun thing!
The students were very excited to learn on topics such as weather as well as the ocean.

"Rain, rain go away!"

Everyone, including the teachers had a great time making different crafts such as "Teru Teru Bozu Paper Dolls", "Father's Day Cards", along with "Ocean Creatures".

"Sea Turtles & Jellyfish swimming in the sea."

We also had a special gym class where the students learned how to play new games as well as practice different movements.

"Rock, Scissors, Paper, 1 2 3! It's a tie!"

The Saturday students did a wonderful job at decorating Father's Day Cards.

"Happy Father's Day!"

Written by Jason and Yukie  

Posted by Earth at 00:18サタデースクール


Tigers @ 千里山田校

This year in Tigers class we are going to using the computers quite often as an excellent resource to supplement our teaching.
The children will be using it to learn to type, to read books, and play interactive English learning games.

We have started back into a new gym routine now that sports day is finished.
Shota came and worked with us on our jump roping skills.

We also got to play a new type of dodge ball game with Shota that involved having 4 teams playing at once.

This month is helping hands month at Global Village and the Tigers and Bears class worked together to plant a garden near our school.
6月Global VillageはHelping Hands 月間だったのでBearsクラスとTigersで一緒に園のガーデンに花を植えました。

Our garden is called the Rainbow Garden, and the children had a lot of fun digging holes for the flowers and patting down the dirt.
そのガーデンはRainbow Gardenで生徒たちは穴掘りや土をならし花を植えたりととっても楽しんでいました。

The rainbow garden turned out very colorful and the kids did a great job making it look really beautiful!
Rainbow gardenは生徒たちのお陰でとてもカラフルできれいに仕上がりました!

Written by Jonathan, Alyssa and Yumi  

Posted by Earth at 00:04千里山田校


Bearss @ 千里山田校

As a continuation of last month’s experiment where we made a lava lamp, this time we actually made the volcano with active lava!

First we made a paper mache volcano and filled it with vinegar and a bit of water and of course some food colouring for that real lava look.

When we added some baking soda the volcano “erupted” and orange lava came flowing from our volcano.
Of course it wasn’t hot so it wasn’t dangerous at all.

Everyone was excited to see the volcano in action after having learnt about lava and volcanoes last month.
We talked about how Mount Fuji is actually a volcano but is sleeping.
Hopefully it’ll never “wake-up”!

For June's theme of Under the Sea, we made a collage of some of the animals that we can find under the waves.
When the teacher told us what we were doing, everyone was saying that they could do it. But there was a surprise!
We couldn’t use scissors to make the shape of the animals.
さて、6月のテーマは「Under the Sea」です。どんな生き物が見られるのでしょうか?

First we talked about the animals and then…

a whole bunch of ocean animals came to life!

Here we have a huge shark.

This child is working on a Ray.

Even a starfish and an itty bitty jellyfish made it’s way out of the construction paper.

Written by Julian, Kristy and Yukie  

Posted by Earth at 23:59千里山田校


Bees @ 千里山田校

Today we folded Hydrangea flowers with origami paper.

The Rain

Pitter-patter, raindrops,
Falling from the sky;
Here is my umbrella
To keep me safe and dry!
When the rain is over,
And the sun begins to glow,
Little flowers start to bud,
And grow and grow and grow!

- Anon.


Written by Elaine & Naomi  

Posted by Earth at 23:48千里山田校


Koalas @ 千里山田校

After talking about sea life, the class went to the craft room and we all picked what we wanted to use.
Each student experimented with the objects that they choose to make their under the sea picture.

As the teacher I showed the class how to put on the clue and sand but after that it was a case of how much sand can we use at once.
What was great about the pictures that it is their own work.

For helping hands week the Koalas class help by cleaning the hallways and some of the other classes rooms.
そして、今月はHelping Handsという事もありKoalaクラスではみんなの教室や廊下をピカピカにしました!

Written by Ian & Yukie  

Posted by Earth at 23:45