2014年10月31日

Nursery @ 千里丘校

As part of our Transportation and Going Places monthly theme, we decided to take our students on their very first field excursion walking to our neighborhood park. They were so excited about this event as it gave them the opportunity to explore, learn and have fun playing outside of our school.
Playing at the park of course, was the highlight of our trip as students got to play on different play equipments with each other and their mommies. We also took some of our sandbox toys from school to play inside the park's sandbox. Our students enjoyed making birthday "sand" cakes. We all had so much fun that day and it was definitely a memorable event for us all!
With the grateful help of our mothers as class helpers, our students were able to see the different houses and buildings we live in, the different kinds of vehicles that passed by us along the way to and from the park and we were also fortunate enough to even see an airplane flying above as well. We certainly learned and used a lot of new vocabulary that day!

お散歩日和な良い天気♪
ナーサリークラスでは初めての園外の公園へ、お散歩に挑戦しました。
お散歩ヒモ(子ども達はドーナツとよんでいました)をにぎりしめ、道路へ飛び出すこともなくしっかり並んで歩くことができました。



公園へ行く途中には、建物や車や道路標識を見て楽しむ余裕もありました。



公園に着いた途端、大はしゃぎの子ども達。
砂場で楽しむ子、4つあるブランコ全部に乗ってみる子、鉄棒にぶら下がってみる子、滑り台を何度もすべってみる子。思い思いに楽しみました!




たくさん遊んだ後は、ティータイムをしてまた園に戻りました。



子ども達にとって、大きな冒険となり、良い思い出となりました!
ヘルパーとして付き添ってくれたお母様方ありがとうございました!

By Gayle and Mayu  


Posted by Earth at 16:33千里丘校

2014年10月31日

Kinder A @ 千里丘校

In a Science Class last month, we studied about force.
We looked at pushing forces and pulling forces. To highlight these forces we used magnets.
子ども達の好奇心が膨らむ、Scienceのlesson、今回は”押し合う力”について実験をしました。

The magnets either pulled each other together or pushed each other away.
The children were fascinated by this and so we then tried pushing forces in pairs.
The students had to carefully push each other together at the same time with their palms together without moving their bodies. It took a few turns but after a while they understood what they had to do, which was to push with the same force. This was down to good teamwork. Well done Kinder A.

まずは、自分達の手を使って友達と押し合うことからスタートです。
普段は、”We don't PUSH / PULL friends." というルールの中で生活しています、Kristian の ”Pushing ore ! Pushing each other!" という掛け声にはじめは戸惑っていました。 遠慮がちに友達(ペア)の手を押していたこども達も、だんだんと力が入ってきて笑顔が見え始めめました。
お互いに押し合う力が同じになると体が傾くことなくバランスがとれはじめ、なんだか動かなくなった自分達のことが愉快になってきたようです、自然と笑い声が聞こえてきました。

To finish off the class we demonstrated pushing force with air. By building a rocket with a balloon and string we observed the rocket being propelled across the room.  
自分の体で押し合う力を体験した後は風船を使っての実験です。




大きく膨らませた風船に、クリップで栓をして、ピンと張っ紐に風船を取り付けます 




クリップの栓をはずすと.......... なんと風船がいよく横に飛んいきました!




あっという間の出来事にみんなびっくりです。 速過ぎて何が起こったのかわからない???の表情も見られました。"One more time!"  みんなのリクエストに答え、再実験。 



風船を膨らませる大きさでも速さが違うことが分かりました。
何かを乗せてみたらどうだろう? みんなの好奇心が膨らんできたようです!
We then added some weight to see if the rocket could still function. With some weights it worked while for others it did not.



The children had a great time with this Science Project and as always they had so many questions to ask and observations to express.
Fantastic effort Kinder A!

Posted by Kristian & Mitsuyo  


Posted by Earth at 16:24千里丘校

2014年10月31日

Kinder B @ 千里丘校

In Kinder B we have been learning about clocks and brushing up on our clock reading skills. To go along with this the child made their own clocks and decorated them. We had many interesting clock designs. The children can use these clocks during lessons to practice telling time. They can also learn the vocabulary for the parts of the clock.
KBクラスでは時計の読み方のレッスンの一環で、オリジナルの時計造りをしました。 こども達の個性が垣間見れる素敵な作品が出来ました。それぞれ一人一つずつ造ったので今後はレッスンでも活用していきたいと考えています。



Is it a boy or a clock?
顔のところにもってくると時計人間みたいだね!?



The children paid close attention to detail as they decorated their clocks.
わずかな隙間にも細かな特徴をいれ、まるでディズニーのキャラクターのような素敵な仕上がりになりました。こども達も自分達の作品に自画自賛、大満足です!!

Posted by Sean, Meg & Shota  


Posted by Earth at 15:57千里丘校

2014年10月31日

After School Movers

Hello everyone! After school class has been great for the Movers on Mondays and Wednesdays. We've studied a variety of topics and all the students have really enjoyed participating and expressing themselves in English.
こんにちは! Davidです。月曜日と水曜日のアフタークラスを担当しています。生徒達はみんな積極的にクラスに参加し、英語での自己表現を楽しんでいるようです!

Here are some of the things the students have written about After school class:
こちらが生徒達がアフタースクールについて書いた文章です。

"I liked musical statues. I liked Bingo. I liked spelling game. I liked portraits. I liked computers. I liked crafts."

"I liked crafts. I liked Bingo. I liked my new friends."

"I liked my new friend."

"I liked computers."

"I liked musical statues."

Thank you for your support!
The students enjoyed crafts during Afterschool class.



The students learned about different portrait types and hairstyles.



The students learned about houses and apartments.



David Kim  


Posted by Earth at 15:40After School

2014年10月30日

After School Movers

In the Wednesday Movers 2 Class, at Senrioka, we have been learning about animals, insects, and food.
今月はテーマにそって動物、昆虫の生態について学びました。




We talked about the music animals make, and how it sounds.
具体的にはどのように鳴くのかや何を食べるのかなどを学びました。

We invented our own insects and created vegetables with textures.
食べ物と昆虫の製作も楽しみました。




Soon, we will explore places and make maps.
近々、地図をつくり、どこに生息しているかや、より細かく生態について学ぶ予定です。




We will also learn about schedules, and sports!

Posted by Meg & Shota  


Posted by Earth at 14:13After School