Nearly There!

This morning both Caterpillar and Butterfly class prepared for our Graduation Performance. We are mere days away and the children keep improving to make sure they are ready for Friday morning. They have put so much work and effort into their performances, which I am sure you will be able to tell once you see them all up on stage. Some of the children's nerves are becoming more apparent but I hope that by Friday they will have settled into solely excitement. We are so happy for you to see the performance and can't wait for you to cheer us all on! Big rounds of applause will be much appreciated 110.png


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午後はキャタピラーさんはArtをしました!
折り紙を使てお家を作るという事で、皆真剣に話を聞いていました!
向きを変えてみたり、裏がえしてみたりしながら「こうかな??」「ここをおるの??」と苦戦しつつも頑張って挑戦していました♪
2歳さんはさすがお兄さんお姉さん!話を聞くと自分たちで取り組み、折り目にアイロンもしっかりとつけることが出来ていましたよ!(^^)!
最後には煙突を付けて好きな模様を書き、自分たちが住んでみたいそれぞれのお家が完成しました(^^♪

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バタフライさんはFree Timeだったので、午前に引き続き卒園式の練習をしました!
午前中に間違えてしまったところをそれぞれが意識して「次は間違えない!!」と言いながら一生懸命頑張っていました!(^^)!
まだ少し不安そうにしている部分もありますが、金曜日の本番に向けて真剣な表情がたくさん見えました✨
その後はウォーターパークに行って遊びました♪
少し肌寒かったですが、皆で走り回ったり、周りに咲いている桜を見て綺麗だね!!なんて話をして春の訪れを感じていました( *´艸`)

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日中はかなり暖かい日が続いていますが、朝晩はまだ冷え込む季節なので、今年度残り1週間体調を崩さないように気を付けてくださいね♪

Chika♪

# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-23 12:54

秘密基地探検♪

かなり暖かい陽気が続き、桜もつぼみからぽつぽつと花が見え始めましたね♪
今日はそんな春の陽気を体いっぱいに感じられる昭和記念公園に行きました♪
子どもたちからの提案で枝葉がたくさんあり、秘密基地のように遊べる公園の奥地で遊びました♪

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ショベルとバケツを持って、枝葉の奥に入って遊ぶ姿は、山の神のようで縦横無尽に楽しんでいました笑
秘密基地も行き来しながらの鬼ごっこでは、鬼役の先生は入っていけず「えへへ~!こっちだよ~!!」とこっちに呼んでは逃げ、あっちに呼んでは逃げと翻弄していました♪
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少し走り疲れた時には太陽を見ながら芝生にゴロンと休むなど陽気いっぱいを感じた楽しい時間でした♪♪

Ryusaku

This afternoon our Saturday class got creative. Our three oldest children used some computer software to try to recreate an image of a colourful Japanese sweet treat using programming and their own intuition. Getting children acquainted with programming software as early as possible allows them to understand the world around them on a deeper level, as well as apply knowledge of maths and reason too. Our younger children, however, were a little too young for this kind of challenge, so they got creative with a more primitive technology, stamps! They coloured some stamps using ink pens and then slammed them onto the paper, making groovy patterns along the way (although eventually they decided to simply draw right on the paper 106.png)
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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-21 11:31

ポテトサラダ♪

This morning Caterpillar class went outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather by playing with hoops and skipping ropes. They all decided to join together and make a long train before walking around a little route, ducking under the teachers' skipping ropes and going faster and slower. Some of the children also enjoyed playing some other games, rolling the hoops or dragging the ropes.
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Meanwhile Butterfly class were learning about how to read and write 'oa' and 'ow' sounds (as in boat, blow & show). We started by reading some words with this sound, and then tried to recall how to spell each of the words. (making careful distinctions between l & r, and th & f). Everyone was then well equipped to start the writing portion of the lesson, with the youngest mostly tracing with some copying, the middle kids copying the words and the oldest kids spelling and writing the words from scratch. Afterwards we took advantage of the beautiful sunny weather and played outside.
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今日の午後もいいお天気でお昼寝から起きた子ども達は機嫌よく寝覚めることが出来ました♪ バタフライさんと2歳児さんはお気に入りのエプロンと三角巾をつけてCooking♪今日もメニューは新じゃがで作るポテトサラダです!茹でたホクホクのじゃが芋をみんなで潰し、キュウリやハムを小さく切って混ぜ混ぜ・・・おいしそうなポテトサラダができあがりました!!
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0,1歳児さんはお部屋の中で大好きなおもちゃで遊びました♪男の子はやはり車が大好きなようで車を走らせ、女の子はおままごとに夢中でした☆
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Keiki



# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-19 15:38
今日は風もなく暖かな一日となりましたね❁

午前中は両クラスで卒園式のリハーサルを行いました。
リハーサルも残すところあと二回となってしまいました。
より良いものになるよう頑張っていきたいですね☆

今日はMariko先生も来て下さったので普段のリハーサルとは少し違い、合奏やお歌がとても
華やかになりました✨
そして年長さんは当日着るガウンを着て、帽子もかぶってみました。
少し照れ臭そうでしたが、みんな似合っていました❤
キャタピラーのお友達もそんな年長さんのことを熱い眼差しで見つめていました😊

本番まで一週間と少し!
まだまだ元気が足りないと思う部分があるので、みんなで一丸となり進めていきたいです🌈
Kozue
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This afternoon Caterpillar class had an Easter art lesson. We made nests out of brown card. The children used strips of brown card that resembled twigs on top of brown card, to give the effect of a bird's nest. Once they had all created their nests, of course they needed something to go inside. So we made cute little chicks. By using yellow clay, which we rolled into a ball and pressed down we created a body for the chick. We then added two eyes, a nose and two legs. The children got to choose which feather they wanted to use for the chick's fluffy hair and this is where things got creative. Some children wanted green or purple, giving their chicks more of a rock star look. 104.png It's great to be able to share a piece of Easter with the children. One of my favourite holidays 162.png

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Butterfly class had a busy afternoon of graduation preparation. They are trying their best to make sure the performance is the best it can be. They are working so hard and all their hard work is paying off. They are ready to show you what they've got and can't wait to celebrate all that they have achieved together before they take this next step.

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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-18 15:41

お花が笑った♪

今日はぽかぽかいいお天気でしたね♪
キャタピラーさんは昭和記念公園に行きました。
広い丘で飛行機になって走ったりとたくさん体を動かしました!
その後は各自お砂場セットを使って遊んでいました。
バケツ一杯に石や枝を集めたり、虫がいないか土を掘ったり・・・
2歳児さんは新芽を見つけて「なんだか毛がある!」とビックリする様子も見られました!!
タンポポを見付けて「先生!きてー!!」と嬉しそうに手を引いてもらい見ると、そこには3つもタンポポが咲いており、春が来たことを感じました(*^-^*)
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バタフライさんはリトミックがありました。
「お花が笑った」の音楽に合わせてスカーフをお友達に渡したり、手で丸めてパッと咲かせたり…スカーフでたくさんの遊びを楽しみました!
今日は年長さんにとって最後のリトミックレッスン。
ということで、少し難しいドレミのゲームをする事に!
子ども達は少し難しいことをやると聞くと気合が入るので、みんな元気いっぱいに挑戦していました!!
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Ayami☆

This afternoon it was Caterpillar Class' turn for a Rhythmic lesson! They got to sing along with a song, counting one.. two.. three.. and then throwing the light fabric up in the air and watching it gently float back down to the floor. They then got to try playing a maraca and an interesting wooden clacking instrument, before dancing around some more and clapping in response to the music.
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Butterfly class spent their afternoon with the first of many of our Easter-related activities for this fun spring celebration. They painted a paper bowl with some soft Easter colours, then while it was drying they made a yellow circle from some soft clay, stuck on some eyes, a beak and two orange legs made out of pipe cleaners, and then tore up some brown tissue paper to pad the nest, ready for their chick to sit in! They all turned out very cute ^v^
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# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-17 15:54

Preparation Is Key!

So today we had a Graduation Rehearsal as our graduation ceremony is fast approaching! We practiced each performance to make sure we are ready to show all of you. The children are so excited to show you!There have been great improvements in each child as they have focused and become more confident the more we have practiced. The younger children love the older children very much and are trying their best to give the oldest children the best send off before they leave for Elementary school. It is so rewarding to see the youngest 0 year olds singing along and remembering the dance routine, all as a gift for Nencho-san. 110.png

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After we had finished, Caterpillar class took some time to play some games inside the classroom. We played duck, duck, goose, where the children walk around the circle with a scarf in hand and have to choose one person who they will have the scarf to. They then drop the scarf behind that child and the chosen child must chase them as fast as they can to make it back to the starting point. Caterpillar class love this game, and some of the 2 year olds now get competitive; trying their best to be as fast as the can to catch their friend. Butterfly class took this opportunity to play outside together. They are all enjoying the time they have together before the oldest children leave to go on their next chapter.

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午後は両クラスともScienceのレッスンでした!

キャタピラーさんは「風船であそぼう!」をテーマに、色々な実験をしました♪
風船に空気を入れて結ばずに手を離したり、針を刺してみたり…!
やる前に必ず、どうなるかを予想をしてみんなで盛り上がりました(^^♪

そして、なが~い風船の両端に紙コップをくっつけると糸電話のようにお喋りができることが判明しました!
命名「風船電話」です!!
これはとっても面白くて、レッスンが終わった後もみんなで順番こで使って楽しみました☆
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バタフライさんは拡大鏡を使って観察をしました。
葉っぱの観察をしましたが、普通の緑色の葉っぱだけではなく枯れ葉や紅葉の葉も用意して、葉脈などの違いをじっくりと見ました!
「こんな風になってるのか~!」と、みんな興味津々!見えたものを実際に絵に描いたりもしましたよ♪

あとは今日は偶然カタツムリも発見しました!ので、それも拡大鏡を使って見てみることに!
「うわ~!」「大きい!」「動いてる~!」と、拡大鏡で大きくなると迫力が増すことにビックリ!

もっともっと色々な物を見てみたくなりました!
今度はお散歩に拡大鏡やルーペを持っていくのも楽しそうですね☆

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Madoka

# by sukusukuworld | 2020-03-16 12:38