Sports Day Next Week?!

Sports Day Next Week?!

The days leading up to Sports Day are getting shorter! As we are getting closer to the competition day, our practices are becoming more often and more serious!

Mercury class has been focusing a lot on their soccer skills and jump rope skills.

Saturn class is focusing on their obstacle course for their class game this year.

Jupiter class has been practicing their animal-themed relay as well as getting used to “Ready, Set, Go!” commands.

Since September, Red Team and White Team have been working on their energetic cheer motions and dances every day.

We have also been increasing the amount of Park Days to also work on our group competitions, which include relay, sprint, and tug-of-war.

Not only are we getting a physical workout, our brains are also working very hard. We have been creating designs for our 2021 badges, practicing Mercury class’ Opening and Closing Ceremony speeches, counting points during practice, and memorizing vocabulary for some of our games.

This year’s badge 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners

With the collaboration of volunteer parents, our kindergarten teachers, preschool teachers, and other volunteers, our teachers are hard at work coordinating every detail for each part of Sports Day.

We are looking forward to next week!

Creeping up on Sports Day

Creeping up on Sports Day

It’s getting more and more festive inside the kindergarten! Spooky season is among us!

Saturns and Mercuries have finished their crafts for Halloween, and WOW! What an amazing atmosphere in the kindergarten this week!

Another decoration in our school this week is not a craft, but is just as exciting!

Every year, leading up to Sports Day, our Mercury class holds a badge drawing contest and the other classes vote for which design they like best. No names are on the front and only underclassmen are allowed to vote.

Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners have been decided, and the winning design will be made into a badge for everyone! Who do you think won the contest? We are so excited to see how it turns out!

Next week Jupiters’ craft will also be ready to hang up in the school. Hmm…what design do you think they made? Stay tuned!

Park! Park! Park!

Park! Park! Park!

10 more days until Sports Day and Halloween!

How are we getting ready for Sports Day?

Lots of park days!

We have been taking advantage of the good weather and going to the nearby parks for lots of practice!

We have also spent the day at Chiku Center to practice our marching and unique class games.

Since we still have over a week left, we still have plenty of chances to get ready before the big day!

頑張りましょう!

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!

Sports Day Prep!

Sports Day Prep!

Sports Day is next month! We have started to prepare in various ways; running, jumping, balancing, drawing, cheering, etc.

This time of year is when every child’s athletic strengths and weaknesses come out for us all to see! These qualities, as well as responsibility and leadership, were very important for choosing a captain.

Sports Day is a unique Japanese concept to our English teachers. It has been fun to think about games from a foreign perspective! We are all looking forward to it.

Until next month, may we continue to have lots of successful practice!