Sports Day Prep!

Sports Day Prep!

Sports Day is next month! We have started to prepare in various ways; running, jumping, balancing, drawing, cheering, etc.

This time of year is when every child’s athletic strengths and weaknesses come out for us all to see! These qualities, as well as responsibility and leadership, were very important for choosing a captain.

Sports Day is a unique Japanese concept to our English teachers. It has been fun to think about games from a foreign perspective! We are all looking forward to it.

Until next month, may we continue to have lots of successful practice!

Cooking Day

Cooking Day

September 18th was Cooking Day! Thanks to all the help of our volunteer mamas, we were able to have everyone participate. Our dish of the day: curry!

In our curry, we put in many different kinds of vegetables: potatoes, eggplant, onions, carrots, and tomatoes.

Waiting for the food felt like 1,000 years! But it was delicious and definitely with the wait.

Making food together with your child is great for teaching how food is made and for teaching them safety. It also gives them a sense of pride, because it’s something they made!

Maybe at home, you and your child can try to create something together in the kitchen!

Big Plans and Big Quakes

Big Plans and Big Quakes

Jupiter class spent some time sharing about their summer vacations

Welcome back from summer break! Our second term started with a very full day, but Language House kids all had a very good attitude!

The schedule for our first day back started off with our opening ceremony. Everyone was excited to be back! We talked about some big events coming up in this semester, including Sports Day, for which teams have officially been announced.

Our day also included a big earthquake drill, simulating quakes bigger than our normal simulated earthquake drills. This meant that all mothers came to pick up their children by foot, as if the roads were too bad to use any vehicles to go home.

Since our students were on summer break for the month of August, our monthly birthday party for August birthdays was also held today. It was fun to celebrate with face paint, dancing, and the Fruits Basket game!

Our Jupiters, the lowest class in our kindergarten, have now been a part of the daily life at ILH for 3 months. From the second term, they will be even more integrated as they learn to take on the same responsibilities as their upperclassmen. These include Show & Tell, leader roles, and Project BOB, otherwise known as Language House’s optional at-home practice English booklets.

As our first day back comes to a close, we hope the kids will keep up the enthusiasm and get back into the ILH groove with us!