Another successful round of BOB Bucks Auctions this year!
Every year, towards the end of our third term, our teachers introduce our BOB Buck program.
What do we mean by “behavior currency?”
Any selfless actions, acts of responsibility, and any other good deeds done by our students, are rewarded with BOB Bucks from our teachers. In order to correct bad habits or behaviors before the end of the school year, BOB Bucks are also taken away.
On auction day, the kids with the most money are able to buy the most expensive toys and also go shopping with the rest afterwards.
This program is very popular for the following reasons:
Kids have a better understanding of how their actions and consequences are connected.
The concept of money is introduced and kids learn how to count and spend wisely.
Here is some footage from our last auction of the year today!
As we put our last sticker on the month of November and receive our gohoubi stickers, it’s the best time to reflect and think of how much we have accomplished in this busy month.
We hit the ground running this month with a field trip in our first week. The destination was Kodomo no Kuni— a wide space full of nature, animals, and playgrounds. Everyone loved rolling down the big hill and jumping on the white trampoline, as well as meeting some sheep and cows!
We also have been blessed with warm weather throughout the month, so park days have been extra fun! Our current after school program teacher, Jojo Teacher, has also been playing games with our after school kids a lot outside in the afternoons.
In the middle of the month, our English teachers enjoyed a nice brunch outside with some of our Mercury students’ fathers.
On the 18th, our Speech Day students finally presented their speeches in front of the school (and parents through Zoom). All the English teachers were so proud of everyone who did their best!
As the month started to wind down, we had two more celebrations. Our birthday party for November birthdays on the 25th, and our Thanksgiving skit on the 26th. We had a lot of fun dancing together, as well as dressing up and pretending to be turkeys, Native Americans, and Pilgrims.
Our final event of this busy, busy month: Bazaar! Thanks to all of the mamas who put the event together, the day was full of fun events, shopping, and crafts! It was beautiful weather, so some games were outside in the fresh air.
Although this month was nonstop action for our teachers and students, it was full of fun and unique experiences for everyone! We are so thankful we were able to practice safety and excitement at the same time.
Now that it’s already December 1st, our minds have quickly changed to thinking about our Christmas show. but for a while, we hope our students and families have found some time to rest after a busy month!