Snow, Art and a Giant Monster

This morning Butterfly class had their last English lesson of the year. To celebrate, reflect and prepare for next year, we all worked together to make a big 'Welcome to Butterfly Class!' sign to make all the new children feel welcomed. 4 tables were prepared with paint, coloured pencils, glue, pom-poms, sequins and tissue paper and the kids were given free reign over the lot. They came up with some creative ways to combine the different materials and create some unique art. We finished off with s game of 'Musical Statues'.
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Meanwhile Caterpillar class were very pleasantly surprised when they went to play outside, as they found that the snow that had fallen yesterday was still on the ground! The children were all fascinated with how the snow looked and felt, as well as taking notice of how their hands would turn red when they held it. They made snowballs and enjoyed the sound of their feet crunching into the icy snow.
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午後は両クラス思い出作りの時間でした!
キャタピラーさんはお部屋でしっぽ取りゲームとなんでもバスケットをしましたよ!
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しっぽ取りゲームでは2歳児さんがしっぽを付け、0歳児さんと1歳児さんがそれを取ろうと追いかけました!
「待ってー!」と元気いっぱいに追いかけらると、少しスピードを落として逃げる2歳児さん。
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小さい子の前で止まって「どーぞ」なんて言っているのを見て、お兄さん、お姉さんになったなーとしみじみ感じてしまいました。
なんでもバスケットでは「今日おやつたくさん食べた人!」と言われみんな元気に返事をしながら椅子移動をしていました♪
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バタフライさんは急いでおやつを食べると、鬼公園に出かけました!
みんな午後に鬼公園に行けるのがとっても嬉しいようで、「早く行こう!」と嬉しそうに出掛けていきました♪
鬼公園にある大きな滑り台を怖がる子はいなくなり、元気いっぱいに滑っていましたよ♪
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ブランコは少し怖がる子がいて、ちょっと押すと「高い高い( ゚Д゚)」と驚く様子も見られかわいらしかったです♪
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それを横目にビックスウィングを見せる子もいて、賑やかな午後となりました♪

このクラスで過ごせるのも残り1日。
最後まで笑顔で過ごせるようにしたいと思います☆

Ayami☆


# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-30 16:51

Spring is Here!

This morning we went outside and enjoyed the hot humid weather, seeing the pink blossoms on the way for this rare and beautiful time in Japan. We took some balls to the park to play some games, whilst the younger children were satisfied with protectively carrying their balls around, the older children played two games, one was a simple game of soccer, and the other a more complex game that they'd learned earlier in the week, involving one team trying to run to and from different places, whilst the other team try to touch them with the ball.
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今日の午後は風船とフラフープを使ったEnglish game!!!
Red!Green!と英語で言われた色と同じ色のフラフープに風船をぽ~ん、ぽ~んと落とさないように運んでいきました!
最初は簡単だったルールも、次は片手だけ、落としたらやり直しとだんだん難しくなっていきましたが、年長さんはさすがの器用さで難しくなったルールも「Easy!!」と楽しそうにこなしていました♪そんな姿を見たキャタピラーさんたちも年長の真似をしようと一生懸命頑張っていました♪
さらには足に風船を挟み、落とさないようにリレーをやりました♪最初から最後までどちらのチームも譲らず、アンカーのキャタピラーさんになり、残り数歩のところまで勝敗がもつれるなど大接戦でした!
大人も一緒にやってみると意外と難しく、最初は落としてばかりだった子どもたちがあっという間に要領をつかんで颯爽と歩く姿に子どもの成長の早さをとても感じました笑
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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-28 12:12

Graduation Is Here!

Today was our Graduation Ceremony and what a day it was! The day had finally arrived to celebrate with you all. We have been preparing for this day for weeks and I hope you could see how much work the children had put into their performances. They were a little nervous to show you all, but I think we can all agree, they did a fantastic job! We are all so proud of the children, as I am sure you are too! As much as we celebrate, there is a tinge of sadness as we say goodbye to Nencho-san. They have grown up so much in their time at Sukusuku World and we know they are more than ready for this next step to Elementary school. I echo Jordan sensei in saying their confidence has grown in their time here and they will be brilliant in this next adventure. We all wish them the best of luck in the future! All of the children had a great time presenting their performances to Nencho-san, something I am sure they will not forget. Each performance was special in its own way and really showed what all the children are capable of. I have nothing but admiration for them all, standing up on stage and showing you. You did great Nencho-san! You will forever be a part of Sukusuku World, all the best!


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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-27 12:46

ポコペン♪

今日は気持ちのよいお天気になり、両クラスともお散歩日和になり昭和記念公園まで歩きました♪                                               キャタピラークラスは昭和記念公園に行き、バケツに葉っぱや石を入れておままごとをしているお友達や追いかけっこをしている友達がいて、汗をたくさんかいている子もいました☆バタフライさんは昭和記念公園で伝承遊びがあり「ポコペン」「ろくむし」というゲームをしました!フラフープとボールを使って年齢ごとにチームを作り、お友達を追いかけてタッチをしたり、逃げていました☆2歳児のお兄さんやお姉さんが見学にいき「バタフライさんって走るのが早いね」「かっこいい」ととっても嬉しそうでした♪
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This afternoon we celebrated the one special boy who had his birthday in March. We started by interviewing him, different children asked 'What sports do you like?' and 'What's your favourite colour?', everyone then sang happy birthday before playing a memory game. There were several green squares on the board and it was up to the children to find a matching pair. Many of them managed to memorise very well. They then had some delicious cake before everyone wished our oldest children all the best for their big Graduation ceremony tomorrow.
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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-26 15:45

ラスト・リハーサル!

今日はとうとう最後の卒園式のリハーサルでした。

音楽遊びのMariko先生も来て下さり、本番と同じように通して練習しました。
キャタピラーさんは大きな声でお歌を歌ったり、ダンスをしたり。
出番のない時はお友達とおしゃべりしたいところ、がんばって静かに座っていることが出来ました。
Mariko先生が持って来て下さった見慣れない楽器が登場すると、
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バタフライさんはさすが、今までの練習の成果を見せてくれました。
先生が何も言わなくても自分の出番やセリフをきちんと覚えていてとってもかっこよかったです!
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This afternoon Butterfly class had an English lesson. We continued learning about routine and what we do during the day. The main question of the day was 'What do you like to do?' To which, the class would respond with answers starting with 'I like to...' This has been a new concept for some of the children who gravitate towards using 'I want to...' sentences. Differentiating between 'want' and 'like' has been a little difficult for some children but we are definitely making progress. In order to cement this new sentence structure, the children role played asking and answering the question of 'what do you like to do?' It is such a simple way to help the children see how these sentences are used in day to day life. For added silliness, some of the children decided to act out a voice when they role played. 101.png We then played a game whereby the children had to jump through hoops to find the correct sentence, without landing on the floor. This helped to practice their listening skills.

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Caterpillar class took this time to enjoy some of the beautiful weather, putting on their hats and heading outside. They love to get outside and run around. This allows them to use up some energy. Many children love to try and catch their friends. Today Caterpillar class had smiles all across their faces as they caught some afternoon sun.

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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-25 12:56

...and then she flew away

午前中は両クラスとも昭和記念公園に行きました。
キャタピラーさんはフラフープで遊びました♪
電車ごっこや遠くまで転がせるかを楽しんでいましたよ♪
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帰り道、2歳児さんは桜の木を見て帰りましたが、
「温かくなってきましたねー」
「春ですねー」
なんてかわいらしいお話をしていてほっこりしました♪

バタフライさんはボールを使ってゲームをしました!
2チームに分かれ、相手のゴールにシュートするものです。
ただし、ボールを持っている間は動くことができずパスしかできないのです。
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年長さんは年中、年少さんに「もっとあっちにいってー!」と指示を出し、とっても白熱した試合となりました!
帰り道は「風が強いねー」なんてお話もしていましたよ!

Ayami☆

This afternoon Caterpillar class had their final English lesson of the Academic year! We recapped all of the spring vocabulary we've been learning through the month (bee, frog, flower, ladybug, rainbow, bunny,) At the start of the listen we gave each kid a ladybug (after they said please and thank you) and they all sang along to the 'Ladybug Ladybug' song, whilst moving the cute little spotted insect to different parts of their body. They then found each of the different pictures around the classroom and placed them inside a big, red bag, before closing their eyes, taking them back out and identifying them!
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Butterfly class spent their afternoon practicing some different parts of the Graduation Ceremony which is just around the corner. Today they were able to breeze through their English and Japanese speeches, as well as all of the musical performances. After months of preparing they're finally ready to say goodbye and perform this rite of passage as they move into the next chapter of their lives.
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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-24 16:53