This year our school went to こども自然公園 for our annual fall field trip!
The weather was very sunny and a little windy. We did lots of walking through nature. But we had to be careful not to get any prickers on our pants!
We also found many big sakura tree sticks and played a sensei scavenger hunt, complete with a stamp rally.
As we went through more of our walking route, we were able to fill in more spaces on our maps, and it was really fun to look forward to the next stop. We colored sakura trees, drew scarecrows, and got to meet many different kinds of chickens!
Our lunch picnic was also very peaceful, as we found a lovely spot by the lake, where we were very close to the ducks.
We are looking to next year’s field trip! Thanks to all the chaperones who came along with us on our journey!
Spooky season may be over, but we are still fondly looking back at our Halloween celebrations.
Every year at International Language House, everyone is encouraged to come in full costume (handmade ones are encouraged!). Together, we walk around the immediate neighborhood for some trick-or-treating.
Once we return from our morning trick-or-treating, the school holds a stamp rally for parents and kids to enjoy together. We even perform some Halloween dances for everyone to see! This year’s songs were Orange Pumpkins and One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater!
We also hold a fashion show, and each kid gets the chance to show off their costumes in front of everyone. Voting cards are passed out, and everyone votes for their favorite scary, funny, or unique costumes!
After lunch, the kids go in small groups upstairs to the HAUNTED HOUSE… If you’re brave enough to withstand the dark maze and scary creatures, you can escape through the back door down the slide! Phew!
Our teachers at ILH all love Halloween, and loved how excited our kids were to celebrate with us! We are already looking forward to next year!
If you would like to see more pictures of the adorable costumes we saw, please check out our Instagram link to the right of the page!