Summer Camp

Summer Camp

At ILH, we are doing summer camp in the kindergarten! It’s been fun spending time together despite the hot weather.

Every week of summer camp has its own theme.

Last week, Timo teacher led a sports themed program.

This week, Thom teacher has been leading a science-themed program.

building sports cars

After Obon, our dispatch teachers will guest-lead our culture week, and the last week of summer camp will be led by Janna teacher, with the theme of movies!

Our normal daily schedule at summer camp starts with some English time and craft, followed by lunch and pool time.

After we get out of the pool, we do another activity and end the day with some ice cream and movie time.

Many kids from our school attend, but we also have had several graduate kids and / or community kids join us as well. Anyone is welcome!

Are you interested in joining summer camp next year? We will answer any questions you have about our school, summer camp, etc. through email, phone, and in person. Check out our Contact Us page for more information.

Missing the Mercuries?

Missing the Mercuries?

Tomorrow we welcome in our current ILH students for our Moving-Up Ceremony. How exciting to be in the next grade!

Wednesday will be our first gathering of the new Jupiter class. There will be a lot of new faces (maybe some crying ones) to get to know!

As we are thinking of all this change in our first week back, it’s easy to miss last year’s Mercury class as they move on to elementary school.

Here is a video of this past year’s Mercury class during their last field trip with ILH.

For upcoming Mercuries, this may be what your class experiences, too! Look forward to it! 🙂

Ready to Face November!

Ready to Face November!

We finally got to see the Jupiter class’ craft hung up in our school! We loved seeing the last few days of decorations leading up to Halloween and Sports Day.

Saturn class has also been able to take part in a mask project with Thom teacher. It was so fun to see everyone’s finished product 🙂

Michiyo-sensei with our White and Red team captains and co-captains

This week, after our long weekend, we came back and congratulated our Mercuries for leading us during Sports Day. Everyone has been able to play a lot this week as a way to reward ourselves for working hard this month!

Now that November has started, we have lot of other events (field trip, Speech Day, and Thanksgiving) to look forward to. It will be a busy few weeks, but let’s enjoy our time together and have lots of fun!

Wishes for Tanabata!

Wishes for Tanabata!

Every year on July 7th, we celebrate Tanabata, which comes from an old Japanese tale of two star-crossed lovers:

A long time ago, a princess named Orihime fell in love with a farmer named Hikoboshi on the other side of the Milky Way.

The two got married and were so happy. But since they were so excited to be together, they both stopped working.

This made Orihime’s father force the couple to only meet once a year. But if they meet on a cloudy day, they can’t see where they’re going and it’s dangerous!

Since then, Orihime and Hikoboshi have promised to work very hard until they can see each other again. But they must pray very hard for good weather!

In Japan, we make our own wishes every year, too! We wish for health, happiness, and of course, good weather for Orihime and Hikoboshi!

早くプールできますように!

What do you wish for this year?

Here is our wish!

Crafts, Crafts, Crafts… part 2: Art Show

Crafts, Crafts, Crafts… part 2: Art Show

Hello, World! Can you guess what our theme for Art Show is this year? Here’s a hint: these are some more ways we used all our collected cardboard at Language House:

Have an idea yet?

How about now?

It’s tricky to tell from the beginning stages, isn’t it? Each class has had two specific projects they have been focusing on, as well as some things everyone has been working on to piece everything together.

Art Day will be this coming Saturday from 10:00am. We are excited to see what you think on Saturday! In the meantime, enjoy our cryptic progress pictures….