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Setsubun

Hello! how is everyone today! I am surprised how cold it is now! I heard that it is snowing in Tokyo! I wonder if Osaka will get any snow this year? I hope so. I really like snow. Today I wanted to talk about some crafts that preschool made for the upcoming holidays. The first craft we did was making "Oni" or demon masks. The students really had fun coloring and adding different color yarn hair! Because I'm from America, I don't know much about Setsubun. I only know that it is a holiday celebrated in the beginning of February. Children will throw beans to keep away the demon. I'm not sure why they throw beans and the history of this holiday, but I think it's very interesting! I hope someone will teach me more about it!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for reading!

Stephanie
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-30 16:10 | Trackback | Comments(0)

Social Studies

Hello, everyone! How has everyone`s week been? I hope everyone is getting better from the flu!

For Social Studies this month, we have been focusing on Europe in Margaret class. They`ve been studying about all the various countries, like England, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, etc. They`ve also been learning about famous foods, people, and monuments from each country. From assadas (Portugal), the Eiffel Tower (France), Bach (Germany), and the London Bridge (England), it`s a lot of fun learning about each.



For Violet class`s Social Studies this month, we`re focusing on countries with the most endangered species. Ecuador has the most with 2,151 endangered species. This includes the Andean bear, which you can actually see at Tennoji Zoo!



Until next week, stay well!


Jordan
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-29 17:34 | Trackback | Comments(0)

cold and flu

Hello! How is everyone today? recently many students are catching colds or even worse, the flu! This is very common, especially in the Winter. Even the teachers are catching colds! Recently, I have been wearing masks a lot. In America, we never wear masks. If people are sick they just stay home so that they don't pass their illness to someone else. If you wear a cold mask in America, Americans might think that you have a very serious disease and they might be very scared of you! Also, there are many things we consider to be "Home Remedies". These are everyday things used to help cure illness. My grandmother always made me drink Ginger Ale if I had a stomach ache. Ginger is supposed to cure a weak or aching stomach! Do you have any home remedies?

Thanks for reading! Have a good weekend!

Stephanie
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-23 16:02 | Trackback | Comments(0)

January Science Lessons

Hello, everyone. How is everyone`s week?

This month for Violet class`s Science lesson, we`re covering fish. In particular, we`re focusing on goldfish and their anatomy. They`re interesting because of all the types of fins they have on their body: dorsal fin, caudal fin, anal fin, pelvic fin, pectoral fin. They all have their own functions. Goldfish also have something called a lateral line, which helps them detect both motion and sound. It`s really quite interesting.

For Margaret class`s Science lesson this month, we`re studying the food pyramid. In the food pyramid, there are five groups: meat and beans, milk, vegetables, fruits, and grains. It`s a lot of fun having everyone try and answer what foods go into what food groups.




Kids Smile International School
Jordan
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-22 17:52 | Trackback | Comments(0)

節分☆

寒い日が続きますが、皆様体調など崩されていませんか?
小学校などではインフルエンザが流行している様子…
うがい・手洗いしっかりして、予防しましょう!

プリスクールでは節分に向けて鬼のお面を作成しています。

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まずは色塗りをして…

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毛糸の髪の毛を貼り付けて…完成!!

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「がおー」
と子ども達はうれしそう♪

Japanese Timeで、「鬼は~外!福は~内!」の練習もしています(^^)
(たまに「福は~外!」と言っていますが 笑)

節分当日、おうちでは誰が鬼役になるのでしょうか…

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aiko
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-21 09:00 | 日記(プリスクール) | Trackback | Comments(0)

Today in class!

Hello! how is everyone today? Today I want to talk about the preschool class. Our day was busy but always fun! We are learning vocabulary words for the theme "clothing". We are using plastic clothes to help sing a very fun song called, "What are you wearing?". In this song, every student gets a piece of plastic clothing to hold. The clothing are pants, dresses, shirts and caps. We sing the song and say the name of the student holding the red dress, yellow cap, green skirt and blue shirt. The students really have fun handing the teachers the plastic clothes. We are also reading a new story called "Me Myself". The students love this book because it is about a cute little girl that has many personality traits. We always have fun in preschool class!

I hope everyone has a good weekend,

Stephanie
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-16 16:26 | Trackback | Comments(0)

New Year

Happy New Year, everyone!

Sorry my post is a bit late.

This week I would like to talk about celebrating New Year in America. It`s a little different than it is in Japan. On New Year`s Eve people get together and have parties. It`s a good time to get together and have a bit to drink. And ten seconds before midnight, people begin counting down. As soon as the clock hits 12, everyone shouts out "Happy New Year!" while having a drink of champagne.

Another tradition is to gather around the tv on New Year`s Eve and watch a show called New Years Rockin` Eve. This show has been airing every year for decades and is watched by millions. There are live performances by famous musicians, actors show up and discuss New Year, etc. The show is also shot in Times Square, NYC, and throughout the show the famous New Year ball is slowly decending until it`s at the bottom at midnight. It can be a really fun show to ring in the new year.






Jordan
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-15 17:50 | Trackback | Comments(0)

鬼の面のクラフト

鬼の面のクラフトを作っています。
顔にいろ塗りをしてから、髪の毛,ゴムを付けて
できあがり。。。

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沢山のカラフルなお面ができました。。。016.gif

キッズスマイルインターナショナルスクール
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-15 14:19 | 日記 | Trackback | Comments(0)

Back from break

Hello! how is everyone today? School started again for preschool on Monday. All of the students seemed happy to be back! This month we are talking about clothing as our monthly theme. Many of the students always like to show me what they are wearing everyday. We talk about shirts, pants, skirts, dresses and even hair bows if the girls are wearing them. The students love pointing out and saying `Look Stephanie teacher, pink shirt today!'. We also are singing a new song called `What are you wearing?'. The students always love singing to the song and holding the plastic clothes that go along with the song. Hope everyone has a nice break! don't forget, no school on Monday!


Stephanie
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-09 15:18 | Trackback | Comments(0)

新年☆

あけましておめでとうございます!

キッズスマイル森小路校は月曜日からスタートしております☆
久し振りに子ども達の元気な顔が見られてうれしいです(^^)

お正月、我が家の近所は大雪…!!
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この写真で降り始めの頃です…
皆様のお住まいの地域は大丈夫でしたか?

3歳児さんはプリスクール生活残すところあと3ヶ月!
先生達はとってもさみしいのですが…(涙)
あと少しのプリスクール生活楽しみましょうね♪
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aiko
by kids-smileE | 2015-01-07 09:00 | 日記(プリスクール) | Trackback | Comments(0)