Since our fall semester is so busy, it’s easy to get caught up in all our events and forget everything we have done up until now! In order to properly enjoy all our holidays, we make sure to talk about them a lot both before and after they have ended.
Our favorite way to keep school memories fresh is to draw them out on large pieces of paper. The kids start out by drawing the main part of our picture in crayon. After everyone finishes, we paint the background and let the pictures dry in the sun.
English Teachers will pull each student aside after the pictures have dried and ask the kids for a description of their picture. We then translate into English and write the description for them as a caption.
This month, we drew our memories of Halloween and our fall field trip to Kanazawa Zoo.
Our favorite moments from Halloween were our fashion show and –of course– trick-or-treating! It was so fun to see whose costumes were everyone’s favorite by looking at everyone’s artwork.
Our fall field trip from the beginning of November to the zoo was also so memorable! Many kids loved drawing pictures of the elephants, okapi, kangaroos, and other animals!
Looking back at our recent events, it’s been fun thinking about all the things we have done and seen together as a school.
Now it’s time to look forward to Christmas and other school events!
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.
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!
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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 🙂
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!
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….