Rainy day

It was raining again today. Too bad we couldn't go outside again.

The Butterfly kids had their English lesson today. The kids first played a game to refresh their memories on the animals they'd learnt so far. They had to jump and say the word and when they finally made it to the last animal, they had to touch the next person who would then go on and continue jumping and saying the word.

After that, we decided to test out to see if any of the kids had any hidden psychic powers in them. So we put the pictures upside down and then let the kids guess the picture! The teacher would pick a picture and ask, "What's this?" and then the kid would have to guess, "This is a... bird!" or "This is a... tiger!" and so on and so forth. Only one kid from Nensho managed to guess correctly. I guess she's got some psychic power in her haha.

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Well we didn't have much time for everyone to try it out but let's play it again next time!

Meanwhile the Caterpillar kids played with colours!

They learnt to identify and recognize the correct colour. The kids had to listen and then get the right objects.

Most of the 2-years-old kids were fine but the 1-year-olds were having slight difficulty to remember all the words that represent colours.

It was fun though!

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Aina


午後はキャタピラーさんはArtをしました★今日のArtでは11月に行われるサンクスギビングに
使用する予定の「ターキー」をみんなで作りました!!

折り紙を自分でちぎったり、目やくちばしを糊でつけたりと一人で行なう作業が多かったですが
飽きずに頑張っていました(*^_^*)同じパーツをつかっても不思議とまったく雰囲気の違うターキーが
出来上がりました♪♪糊を使う量の調節がなかなか難しく葛藤している子ども達でした(笑)

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バタフライさんは、Freetimeで以前作ったハロウィンイベントで使用する
おばけの装飾の続きをしました★作る物がいっぱいのバタフライさんですが、
集中してそれぞれ取り組んでいました\(^o^)/
その後は、ハンカチ落としゲームをして遊びました♪
雨でなかなか体を動かして遊べない日が続いていますが、みんな必死に
追いかけ、座るので良い運動になりました(笑)♪

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Mai



# by sukusukuworld | 2017-10-19 14:38

Finally a good weather!

今日は久しぶりにお日様が出てきて気持ちのいいお天気でしたね

今日は水曜日なので音楽あそびがありました!

まずは「おもちゃのチャチャチャ」です!今日は小さいお友達もタンバリンを叩いて歌いました(^^

その後は「きのこ」の歌に合わせてキャタピラーさんもバタフライさんも一緒になって踊りました!

何人かのグループになって輪になり、手を繋いだり立ったりしゃがんだりしました♪

キャタピラーさんには少し難しかったですが、バタフライさんが優しく教えてくれていたのでとても楽しそうにしていました✨

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バタフライさんだけの時間になると、前回音をイメージして書いた絵の発表会をするという事で、歌に合わせて「○○ちゃん描いた絵見せて~♪」「いいよ~♪」と発表し合いました!

年少さんは少し恥ずかしそうにしていましたが、年中さん年長さんの素敵な発表を真似して頑張っていました( *´艸`)

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次回も何をするのか楽しみですね♪

Chika




Today it wasn't raining in the afternoon. Finally!

The Butterfly kids had their ABC lesson. They sang the song they learnt previously. The song went like this:

Is it yummy? Yes, it is.
Is it yummy? No, it isn't.

The kids sang the song. Now that they'd got the lyrics correctly, they tried to apply it in a roleplay.

They pretended it was lunch time and two kids were seated at the table. They began eating and asking each other, "Is it yummy?" "Yes, it is." or "No, it isn't". It was fun! The kids were eager to try out conversing in English. Let's practise it during your real lunch time as well!

Next, they again reviewed the two letters, B and U. Most of them could write it on the board.

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Meanwhile the Caterpillar kids went outside. It was finally a good weather!!

The kids played with the Hula Hoops. They also had the block-stilts! The kids were pretty good at it!

Since the weather was pretty nice and the flowers: colourful ones were blooming beautifully at the 'Water Park', they decided to have a look at them. The kids tried to identify the colours of the flowers and they managed to get it right most of the time. Ahh, I wish winter won't come so the flowers could bloom eternally.

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Until next time kids!

Aina

# by sukusukuworld | 2017-10-18 17:53

今日も雨だね…(+_+)

最近毎日雨が続いていますね☂

なかなか外にも行けず子ども達も残念そうな様子です…( ;;)

さて今日キャタピラーさんはお部屋でアスレチック遊びをしました!

マットと跳び箱、そしてトンネルを使いましたが、みんなとび箱では自分で登りジャンプをして大はしゃぎ!!0歳児さんも少し手をもってあげると、とび箱にのぼり中には1人でおりている子もいました♪

2歳児さんは色々な動物になりきって、ジャンプしている子もいましたよ(^-^)

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その後はマットの上でお相撲をしました!お友達と押し合ったりと、ケンカになってしまう子もいるかな…?とも思いましたがそんなことはなくニコニコ楽しそうにやっていました♪




バタフライさんはP.E Lessonでした!

今日は雨の為外には行けなかったので、お部屋でマットと跳び箱と鉄棒をしました★

体操をやっている子もいたりとみんな体を動かすことは好きなようですが、いざやってみるとなかなか難しい様子…(>_<)

特に鉄棒ではどのくらいぶらさがっていられるかというのをやりましたが、みんな腕の力がなかなかもたなく「ダメだーー(+_+)」とあきらめている子もいました(*_*)

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みんな思っていたよりも出来なく少しショックを受けている子もいたようですが、お部屋でのP.E Lessonを楽しんでいたようです(*^^*)

Natsumi

Today the Butterfly kids had their Arts lesson! Wonder what they were making this time around! Can you guess? Well, since it's Halloween, of course they were making scary stuff! What kind of scary stuff huh?

They were making lots of ghosts. There were the normal ghosts and the more traditional ghosts called the 'Umbrella Ghost'. It's got one eye and it's pretty funny!

The kids had some papers and their scissors and glues so they began making the ghosts. Once they're finished with the basic form, they began gluing the eyes and then decorating the ghosts' bodies. They were sooooo cute, not really that scary haha!

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Meanwhile the Caterpillar kids had their English lesson! What did they do this time around? They refreshed the vocabularies they learnt last time: the animals and the P and O words.

So they started with reviewing the pictures on the board and saying the words out loud together.

Then they sang the Animal song! It was fun to move around!

Finally, it was time to play some games! There were the 'Crocodile Golf' section, the 'Monkey and Bananas' section and others. The kids had throw the bananas in the monkey's mouth in one section and then they had to do other stuff in other sections. It was a lot of fun!

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Aina


# by sukusukuworld | 2017-10-17 16:55

halloween is comming !!!

午前中、キャタピラーさんの2歳児さんは午後のCookingの下準備をしました!
チョコペンを使ってモンブランの飾りを作りました。
チョコペンで絵を描くのは空くし難しかったですが、好きな絵を描けてとても楽しかったようです(^^♪
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その後、みんなでおしくらまんじゅうをしました!
今日は寒かったのでみんなで温まろう!とみんなで仲良く押し合いっこ( *´艸`)
2歳児さんはとっても上手にできていました♪小さいお友達は優しく押しすぎて、なんだか大笑いのおしくらまんじゅうになりました☆
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バタフライさんは雨の中、午後のCookingの材料を買いにいきました!
傘やカッパを着てみんあでお出かけするのはなんだか特別でみんな大興奮‼
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年少、年中さんはスーパーに材料を、年長さんは100円ショップにカップを買いに行きました。
年長さんは自分たちでお金を数えて会計まで体験してきました♪
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We can already see that the Halloween is coming by the fresh and chilly fall weather and by the shop`s products on the market. Ghosts, witches, skeletons and a lot of jack-o-lanterns we can see now on. We had a cooking lesson this afternoon and in order of Halloween event, we`ve decided to cook a ``ghost`` cake. We started by the cake base which was made by chocolate and then, we drew faces on marshmallows to represent ghost face. The result was so funny and everyone said that the cake was so sweet and good.
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Caterpillar class had also a cooking time on this afternoon, and we also used a fruit that represent Halloween for the occasion which is pumpkin. This morning, the 2 years old kids made chocolate decoration to put on top of their cookies, plus the pumpkin paste. That artistic result was amazing and they were enjoyed the good taste. Meanwhile, the youngest were drawing Halloween characters on a big white kraft paper, it was really interesting and fun to make it, everyone was appreciate and was excited. Then it`s already time to say goodbye to our friends and watch a movie for them who are not living yet.
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Another beautiful day with all of you treasures and see you tomorrow.
Michelle
# by sukusukuworld | 2017-10-16 16:59

走ってる人がたくさん!

今日は朝から立川駅が賑やかでしたね!
駅伝?でしょうか。雨の中でも頑張って走っていましたね!

午前中はお部屋の中でEnglish gameをして遊びました。

色の歌を歌いながらしゃがんだりジャンプしたり…
最後の「White」でおもいっきり高くジャンプするのが子ども達は楽しかったようです(^^♪

その後はオモチャで色探しをして、さらにハンドスタンプでカラフルツリーを作りました☆
たくさん色を使ったので、とってもかわいいツリーが完成しました!

Engish gameでたっぷり楽しんだ午前中でした…(^^

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Madoka

Today we had some P.E. (Physical Education) session in the afternoon. There were only four kids left and all four of them were from the Butterfly classroom so it's the perfect time to do something fun! What did we do?

First, we recapped what we learnt in the morning which was the 'Colour' song.

Then, we did a fun game I'd like to call 'Run and Walk'. The kids first had to listen. If they heard 'run' then they would have to run. If they heard 'walk', then they would have to walk.

The kids had so much fun in the classroom. Then they also took turn to say 'run' or 'walk' so the other kids would follow. It was so much fun.

We didn't have much time but we managed to do an extra activity. We did the 'Hoola Pass'. The kids hold each other's hands and formed a circle and they had to try to pass around the hoola hoop without breaking the circle. They couldn't let go of each other's hands! It was fun!

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Aina

# by sukusukuworld | 2017-10-14 12:50

Autumn Picnic!

Today's the day for our Autumn Picnic! It was rainy and alittle cold so we couldn't go outside but fear not, we brought the picnicindoor!

The kids had their circle time as usual before they all moved into theButterfly class to start today's activity! Wonder what we're having! We'remaking Yakisoba, Kushiyaki and Chakkin (Sweet Potato dessert)!

The Caterpillar kid helped shred the cabbages. They also helped squashed the sweet potato, put some minced applesand raisins inside, then made it into a round shape. The desserts looked supertempting but we couldn't eat them yet!

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Meanwhile the Butterfly kids were busy making the Yakisoba and Kushiyaki.Nensho and Nenchu cut the cabbages and green peppers. They carefully used theknife to cut the cabbages into smaller pieces. You guys were doing pretty good!

The Nencho kids on the other hand helped put the mushrooms, sausages and otherstuff on the sticks. So colourful

Then, after the kids had finished preparing the ingredients, it's time to cook!Everybody got super hungry as the smell of the freshly cooked Yakisoba andKushiyaki filled the air! But it's not time to eat yet! They all helped preparethe food to be served during lunchtime! Thank you guys!

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Now, finally it's time to eat!! The kids ate together in the Caterpillarclassroom, with the blue sheets on, just like a real picnic, except well, it'sright inside our cozy little place!

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How wonderful!

Aina


午後は、皆で集合写真を撮ってから、バタフライ・キャタピラーの部屋を使って
アスレチック・工作・砂場に分かれて沢山遊びました!!

バタフライさんは普段なかなか遊ぶことがない砂場や滑り台に夢中になり、
楽しんでいました★砂場では、砂を型に入れてごっこ遊びをしたり・・キャタピラーさんは
バタフライさんのごっこ遊びに混ぜてもらったり、異年齢での新しい遊びに興味津々のようでした☆

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工作では、木の枝・葉っぱ・どんぐり等の秋ならではの物・画用紙・絵の具を使って
自分が作りたい物をイメージして好きな物作りを楽しみました♪
バタフライさんが作る物は、とても立派な物が多く完成度が高くて驚きました( ゚Д゚)


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体を動かすコーナーでは、マットやトンネルで遊びました♪
以前はトンネルを怖がっていた0歳児さんも、積極的に自分から入り出口まで
進むことが出来成長を感じました\(^o^)/


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今回のAutumn Picnicは雨で室内になってしまいましたが、異年齢児で輪になり
ランチを食べたり、一緒に遊んだり、サークルタイムをしたりと、すくすくのお友達みんな揃って
楽しくできたことが沢山あり、とても微笑ましいAutumn Picnicになったと思います(*^^*)


また思い出が増えましたね♪(*^_^*)


Mai



# by sukusukuworld | 2017-10-13 14:20