Reuniting After Summer Break

Reuniting After Summer Break

Welcome back to second term!

We have been back at school for one whole week now! Our teachers have been so happy to see some familiar faces again at the kindergarten! Some kids have gotten taller, some kids have gotten faster at getting ready in the morning/afternoon, and some kids have gotten new haircuts!

Jupiters have been working on how to hang their uniforms on their personal hangers.

Teachers have also made a lot of changes for the new semester. First, our school also has a new sanitizer station, included with a thermometer to measure everyone’s temperature on their wrist. Second, we have also asked students to make sure they stay home even if they feel only a little under the weather. None of our students have gotten infected up until now, and we intend on keeping it that way while the virus continues to spread.

After welcoming everyone back to the kindergarten, we took some time in our individual English classes to talk about what everyone did over summer break. Everyone brought photo collages and hand-drawn pictures to show their friends what they were up to.

From second semester, many programs are added to our normal daily structure at ILH. Jupiters will be included in Show & Tell and also will be given the same Leader Board responsibilities as their upperclassmen. Project BOB will also be added from the middle of September to help supplement everyone’s daily English learning.

Besides additional English, everyone will be busy getting ready for our various fall and winter events. It may turn into a busy time, but with a lot of support from our teachers, it will be a fun, fast, exciting couple of months!

Stay tuned for more updates this fall as things get started!

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

How was your long weekend?

Did you spend time with your grandparents for Respect For the Aged Day?

Today was the first cool day we have had in a while! Although it has been a little bit rainy, it feels refreshing.

It makes us think back to our last day of pool…

なつかしい!

Now that fall is coming, we have many things to look forward to…

Sports Day…

Halloween…

cooler weather…

Thanksgiving…

and lots of yummy food!

We also have started a new after school program with Jojo Teacher on Wednesdays this month. A group of kindergarten and preschool students have been enjoying free time, game time, snack time, and craft time together after school.

Jojo Teacher and after-school kids playing duck duck goose

Only a few more days until the end of this month. Let’s enjoy the coming of fall together!

Welcome, October!

Welcome, October!

Collecting acorns in the park

Fall is here! The weather is still relatively warm, but signs of the new season are here. Persimmon fruits are in season, leaves are turning brown, and Halloween themed snacks are showing up in our kids’ snack bags.

International Language House has less than two weeks left until Sports Day, so we have been doing a lot more practice every day! Today we had our first practice at Chiku Center, so things are starting to feel official.

We a have seen a lot of improvement in a lot of our students as practices progress…good job, everyone!