Wind sock : January 15, 2008

レベッカ先生より

d0114908_2023935.jpgBack after the long weekend we started the week with 'W' vocabulary. We introduced some new words like wagon, wasp, walnut and worm.

We moved on to fruits and vegetables. There were a few new ones here too, but everyone was trying their best to answer.

We finished by reading 'Where is Spot?' The children know this book very well now and it's hard to trick them.

After snack time Rompers and Kinders did the 'W' pages in their workbook.
We also started our "Out" book readers, visually recognising the word "out".

In craft time we made wind socks for W week. The children took them home so they could hang them up out side and see which direction the wind is blowing from and how strong it is.

Our PE lesson today was an obstacle course of blocks the children had to cross and balance on. After a few tries they were completing the course with ease.

Before leaving we had to talk to the children about the proper care for our books. No drawing or tearing the pages from the books because they are everyone's to share.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2008-01-15 17:13 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ゆうこ先生より

d0114908_1857773.jpg今日は「新年もちつき会」。

朝スクールに来ると、大きな臼と杵があるので子ども達はビックリ。K.W.くんとR.I.くん、U.Y.くんは臼を見て「温泉みたい!」と喜んでいました。お風呂のように見えたのかな。

モーニングルーティンでは、V-wordsのピクチャーカードを見ました。

ジュリアン先生がvegtables のカードを見せて "I don't like~."と言い、みんなの嫌いな野菜を聞き出しました。N.S.ちゃんは "I don't like tomatos." S.S.ちゃんは "I don't like carrots." と答えました。

最後に先生が "Can you eat green peppers?" とみんなに聞くと、"Yes!" と即答。みんな本当に green pepper 食べられるのかな?

好き嫌いなく何でも食べて大きくなってほしいものですね。

さて、お母さん方もいらっしゃって、もちつき会の始まりです。

Show&Tell では、数人のお友達がみんなの前の出て冬休みのホームワーク "My New Year's Day" について発表しました。

N.M.ちゃんは雪だるまを作ったことを絵を描いて、"Baby snowman" などと説明してくれました。

そして、いよいよもちつき!

"One, two, buckle my shoe, three, four......." とみんなで歌い、掛け声をかけながらジュリアン先生と山本さんがもちつきをする様子を応援しました。

子ども達も順番にもちつきに挑戦!大きな杵を持ってトドラーさんも一生懸命頑張ってくれましたね。おもちがつきあがると、つきたての柔らかい感触を楽しみながら丸めました。

そしていよいよおもちをいただきます。自分の食べたい種類を先生に伝えて、おもちを受け取りました。みんなおかわりをしてたくさん食べ、A.S.ちゃんは6コ、A.Sh.ちゃんは12コ!?と教えてくれました。

今日はもちつきをし、つきたてのおもちをたくさん食べた一日でした。おいしくてお腹もおもちのように膨れたかな?
# by yspreschool2007 | 2008-01-11 22:22 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ジュリアン先生より

d0114908_1961151.jpgToday while I was teaching in class A.Sh. had some difficulties in writing the numbers. Just when I was about to go help her, N.M. stood up and began to
teach her how to trace the numbers by holding her hand.

I was not only impressed but also very touched, her spirit of cooperation came from her in a natural way, which probably means that the envoirment in which students are learning is positive and also shows how values like helping each other are ecouraged.

I was rellay happy all day because of this! N.M. thank you!!!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2008-01-10 15:05 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ジーナ先生に代わって、きみ先生より

d0114908_1914652.jpg新しいお友だちが仲間入りしました。F.M.ちゃんです。よろしくお願いします。

今日の課業、一つ目は、Japanese クラスです。

子どもたちは、ゆうこ先生から「干支」のお話を聞きました。どうしてネズミが一番だったのか?どうしてネコは「干支」に選ばれなかったのか?興味深い物語に子どもたちは真剣に聞き入っていました。

その後、先生から「みんなは何どしかな?」と質問され、互いに自分の干支を確認しあっていました。みんな、自分の干支を覚えたかな?

次の課業は、science です。

昨日、レベッカ先生と一緒に準備した色水は、冷凍庫の中で、かちんこちんに凍っていました。この ice cube (氷)を使って、大きな紙にみんなでお絵描きをしました。

この課業は、今月のテーマ絵本 "Frosty The Snowman" の学習の一つです。実際に "frosty" がいかに冷たいのかを体験します。

子どもたちは、大好きなお絵描きですから、いちもくさんにスモッグを着て、レベッカ先生のお話を聞きます。そして、一人ずつ色水の氷を受け取ると、真っ白な紙の上に自由に氷を滑らせ始めました。

次第に手はかじかんできます。これが "frosty" です。

「どうしてこんなに冷たいんだろう」と、真っ赤になった自分の手をじっと見つめるK.H.くん。冷たさに耐えかねて、手をバンバンと床に打ち付けるS.S.ちゃん。早々にリタイアのA.S.ちゃん。冷たくなった手をお友だちのほっぺに近づけるT.S.くんとF.M.ちゃん。

みんなそれぞれに "frosty" を体験できたようです。

外はお日さまが差したり、雨が降ったり、と1月にはあるまじき奇妙なお天気。キーンと張り詰めた「寒さ」には少しほど遠い、今日この頃のお天気です。やはり、地球温暖化・・・でしょう。
# by yspreschool2007 | 2008-01-09 17:28 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン

Kakizome: January 8, 2008

レベッカ先生より

d0114908_1981030.jpgWe began morning circle with some of our New Years Day pictures form N.M., Y.S. and U.Y.

Then we practiced some 'V' vocabulary and finish with 'Frosty the Snowman', the story of the month.

This month we are focusing on the body so today we sung Head and Shoulders, along with the Mulberry bush and I love you.

In language arts Rompers completed the 'V' pages in their workbooks.Some of the early finishers did a snowman trace and colour worksheet.

Before lunch we showed the children how to make colour water and put it in to ice cube trays for tomorrows craft of ice painting. We made red and blue. We mixed the left over paint to see what colour we could make, red and blue makes purple!

After lunch some of the students did Kakizome (Japanese calligraphy). The younger children drew pictures of their faces, the older ones wrote their name.

We finished the day by reading the story 'Snow'.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2008-01-08 18:45 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン

Happy New Year!!: January 7, 2008

ティム先生より

d0114908_1910114.jpgHappy New Year.

This Morning we had a Show and Tell and we asked the students "What did you do on New Years day?" and they had to show us a picture of what they did on the day.

We also studied "V" vocabulary and had a story called "Frosty the Snowman" and also sang the song. Next in song time we had some favourite songs like "Everybody Jump" and "Quack Quack".

In Japanese time Yuko read a story called "Toshigamisama to Oshougatsu" about New Years day.

In craft time we made a Happy New Years card with a painting of Kagami Mochi.

After Lunch we played "whats the time Mr Wolf"? and then just before home time we read two stories called "From Head to Toe" and "Today is Monday" both by Eric Carle.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2008-01-07 15:40 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ゆうこ先生より

d0114908_19125330.jpgL.A.の時間は昨日と同じようにクリスマスのビデオを観ました。トドラーさんも飽きずに静かに見て、面白い場面ではみんな大きな声で笑って反応していました。

その後、"Gingerbread Man House"つくり。昨日つくった家に今日はチョコやマシュマロ、ジェリービーンズなどのお菓子をくっつけてデコレーションしました。

レベッカ先生が、デコレーションするお菓子だから食べないように、と話しましたが、おいしそうで中には食べてしまった子も・・・!?

でもみんなキレイにデコレーションして仕上げました。ステキなHouseが完成!!

今週は毎日クリスマス制作に取り組んできました。今日は最後の制作物、"Gingerbread Man House"が出来上がり、もうすっかりクリスマス気分の一日でした。

そして、今日は2学期最終日です。

お道具箱やお着替え袋、クリスマスの制作物などたくさんの荷物を持ち帰ります。帰りの時間は、冬休みに向けて自分の身の回りの荷物を整理しました。

明日からいよいよ冬休み!ケガや病気のないよう新年を迎え、また3学期元気な顔を見せてほしいと思います。

新学期、クリスマスやお正月など楽しかった話をみんなから聞くのを楽しみにしています!

では、良いお年を!!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-21 19:54 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ジーナ先生より

d0114908_19144725.jpgToday was a quiet day. A lot of children were out sick today, so we had a small group.

At Circle Time, Rebecca played a fun Christmas vocabulary game with all the kids, and Jeana taught the kids a Christmas rhyme:
"Santa Clause is Big and Fat.
He wears black boots and a big red hat.
His nose if red just like a rose.
And he "ho, ho, ho's" (laughs) from his head to his toes. "

Then they sang and danced to "Rock-a-bye Bear" and other favorite songs. They were so cute singing the Bear song. You can see they really enjoy this song.

We had a special snack of brownies (fresh from the oven) and ice cream for K.K.'s birthday.

After snack we made beautiful tree top angels. The kids enjoyed decorating their angels with colorful sequins and sparkles. I think the angels will look beautiful on your Christmas trees for years to come.

After lunch, the kids did their U worksheets and took turns trying on beautiful Korean fashions that B.J.'s mommy lent us. They enjoyed wearing the beautiful colorful traditional dress of Korea.

The kids did a great job today sharing the two bouncing balls. The older kids love to dripple the ball, and the little ones are trying so hard to copy them.

The kids are sharing and playing together very well these days. I am so proud of them!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-19 23:22
レベッカ先生より

d0114908_19182587.jpgToday we put our U vocabulary in to sentences that the children had to repeat back to the teacher.

Then we played the "slap" game with the christmas vocabulary flashcards.

We sung "Where is Thumpkin" and "5 little ducks". The students were very good today and listened well.

At snack time we had yummy, yummy gingerbread cookies. For many of the students it was their first time to try a gingerbread cookie.

After snack all the students made a stuffed paper gingerbread man. We used a glyph to determine what colour eyes, mouth, buttons etc. our gingerbread men would have.

Blue eyes if you are a boy, pink if your a girl. When we were finished we threaded wool through the two pieces of the gingerbread man and stuffed him with cotton. We added some cinnamon to the stuffing to make him smell authentic.

Before lunch we broke in to Red and Yellow teams and had a snowball fight. The end result being a tie with 3 left on each team.

After lunch we made birthday cards for K.K.'s party tomorrow. We finished the day with "Frosty the Snowman".
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-18 22:56 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ティム先生より

d0114908_1919039.jpgThis week is review week and we reviewed "T" vocabulary and also some winter vocabulary, for example, Icicle, Ice, Snow, Blizzard and Avalanche.

We then had a story which the kids absolutely love and they kept asking me to read it one more time, its called "Yo! Yes?" by Chris Raschka. This book won a major prize because it is so interactive and the kids really feel involved in reading the book.

Next it was Song time and we played some new songs which everyone really enjoyed, the first was " I'm so happy" and " Mary had a little Lamb".

In Craft time everyone made a Christmas Wreath with Soft Clay and decorated with coloured Pasta shapes and Beads.

After 1pm we played the Dice and Number game. The Numbers one to seven are placed in a circle. There is a "Wolf" in the middle of the floor and he or she has to roll the dice and then the kids have to run to the number without getting caught by the wolf, for if they are caught they will become the wolf. The kids had so much fun with this game.

At 1.55pm- We showed the book called the "Twelve days of Christmas" while playing the Song of the same title.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-17 19:42 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン

YPK Team

Posted by Satoshi Yamamoto

これまで、YPKの先生やスタッフについて、ホームページブログなどで紹介したことはありませんでした。(プリスクール日誌で少しだけ紹介する機会はありましたが)

そこで今回、初めてYPK Teamのメンバーを写真付きで紹介してみましたので、どうぞご覧ください。
Official YPK Blog : 「初公開! YPK Team」
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-16 01:34 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ゆうこ先生より

d0114908_1924540.jpg今日は Twinkle Star Concert 。

モーニングルーティンでは、Show&Tell 。 ”What do you want for Christmas?" と先生に尋ねられ、先日書いたサンタクロースへの手紙をみんなに見せながら、S.S.ちゃん、R.I.くん、Y.S.くんなど数人のお友達が発表してくれました。

スナックは mincemeat pie 。みんなおいしそうに食べていましたね。

いよいよコンサート。トドラーさんは、トナカイのお面をつけ、歌 "Here come the Reindeer" 、そして "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" 2曲に合わせて踊りました。

ロンパーさんは、劇 "Gingerbread Man"、ロンパー&キンダーさんは、劇 "The Little Red Hen" を発表。

ちょっと恥ずかしくなってしまったお友達、お母さん方やお友達の前でも大きな声で発表できたお友達・・・・みんな頑張りました!!

続いて、全員で歌 "Jingle Bells"、"Rudolph the Red Nosed Rendeer"、"Clap Your Hands for Santa Claus" に合わせて、楽しくベルを鳴らしながら歌い、踊りました。

その後、ゲーム"Snow ball渡し"、"Musical Chairs"、そして "Pinata割り" をしました。

d0114908_19242796.jpgジュリアン先生が Pinata はメキシコの子どものパーティーで遊ぶもの、だと教えてくれ、順番に棒を持って Pinata 割りに挑戦しました。

なかなか割れず、みんな真剣な表情で必死に棒で叩きます。ついに割れると中からキャンディーが飛び出してきて、子ども達は大喜びでしたね。

最後は親子全員で円になり、"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" を歌い、Good Bye!!

今日は一足早いクリスマスを楽しんだ一日でした。

Happy Christmas!!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-14 18:34 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
レベッカ先生より

d0114908_2336478.jpgDuring circle time we practiced our Christmas vocabulary and read the story of the month 'The Gingerbread Man'.

The children are really good at following along with the story. We then practiced our Christmas songs.

After snack time we read and acted out our plays. It is really coming along well.

Before lunch we wrote letters to Santa Clause and drew pictures of what we asked him for.

Before goodbye time we did long jump in P.E. The students lined up and jumped as far as they could on to the soft mat.

Some of them jumped more than 100cm. Wow!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-11 19:20 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ティム先生より

d0114908_23472935.jpgToday in the Morning Routine we studied "U" vocabulary and also the Weather. S.S. did an excellent job of presenting the weather report.

Also we had a story called "Frosty the Snowman" which we read while playing the song which they seemed really intrigued about.

Later on we practiced the performances for the Christmas Concert, The Toddlers did two songs and the Rompers and Kinders performed their plays called "The Little Red Hen" and also "The Gingerbread Man". For their first rehearsal they did pretty well.

After Lunch everyone made a "Gingerbread Man" booklet and glued a felt Gingerbread man onto the front of the booklet. At 1.50pm we had a story called "Little Mouse Meets Santa" by Claire Schumacher.

On a funnier note, K.F. asked me after cleaning up the Blocks "Is K a very,very,very,very good boy?" and I replied "Yes, K is a very,very,very,very good boy!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-10 23:16 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ゆうこ先生より

d0114908_22173277.jpg風邪や胃腸炎が流行ってきました。

今日はティム先生、レベッカ先生と6人のお友達が欠席。スクールは人数が少なく12人の出席で、いつもよりのんびり&穏やかな雰囲気でした。

モーニングルーティンでは、絵本 "Spot's First Christmas" と紙芝居 "The Gingerbread Man" を見ました。

人数が少ないせいなのか?みんなとても静かに集中しながら、ジュリアン先生のお話を聞くことが出来ました。

その後は全員で来週のコンサートの歌の練習。一列に並び、"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" などクリスマスソングに合わせて踊りました。

トドラーのY.K.ちゃん、A.M.ちゃん、M.S.ちゃんも、先生の真似をしながらかわいらしく体を動かし、楽しんでいました。

今日はお友達が少なくてちょっぴり寂しい一日でした。

でも、相変わらずお部屋の中は子どもたちの元気な声が響き渡っていました。

来週は "福祉の杜" 訪問、と "トゥインクルスターコンサート" があります。そして2学期もあと2週間・・・。みんな早く回復して元気にスクールに登園してほしいと思います。
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-07 18:49 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
レベッカ先生より

d0114908_22152388.jpgIn morning circle we did some T vocabulary and put them in to sentences.

We made a list and asked some of the students to tell us what they would like for Christmas.

“For Christmas I want a…..” We then read the story book version of the ’12 day of Christmas’ and after that we sang the song.

After snack time we practiced for our Christmas plays. We did a lot better today and the students are understanding their rolls more.

We made our December calendar page. We cut out Christmas trees and snow flakes. Then decorated them with the glitter glue.

After Lunch we practiced our Christmas songs and drew our pictures for our advent calendar.

To finish the day we read the story ‘Little mouse meets Santa’.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-04 14:40 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ティム先生より

d0114908_0505033.jpgIn Morning circle today we studied Christmas vocabulary and asked the question "What is this"? and they had to respond "It's a Snowman" or "It's a Christmas Stocking" etc... .

R.I. was the Weather man today and he asked the class "Is it Sunny today"? or "Is it Windy today" and he asked them about all of the Weather Patterns. After this the class had to say "Today is Cloudy". R.I. did a great job!

Next we had a story called "Dear Santa" by Rod Campbell, and after that we asked what they each wanted for Christmas, and they had to say "I want a _______".Most of them wanted either a Precure Five Doll or maybe a Gundam action figure.

At 10.30am everyone practiced for the Christmas Concert.

At 11am we had a Feather race.Two kids had to race each other with a Feather on a plate and had to get back to the starting line with the Feather still on the plate.

Before Lunch Yuko read a story called "Koguma no Kurisumas".

After Lunch the children painted a large Christmas Tree made out of empty Milk cartons. Next Julian made a pretend Mountain and the kids had to climb over it and they all had fun with this activity.

At 1.50pm the kids listened to a story and a song called "The Twelve Days of Christmas.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-12-03 19:06 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ゆうこ先生より

d0114908_0252890.jpg早いもので今日は11月最後の日・・・。11月のたくさんのイベントも終わり、いよいよ今度はクリスマス!!スクールではみんな少しずつクリスマス気分です。

モーニングルーティンでは、クリスマスのボキャブラリーを覚え、holly、christmas stocking、candy cane、reindeer・・・・・と答える子どもたち。

歌の時間はクリスマス・ソング。みんなで円になって、"We wish a Merry Christmas" "Let's clap hands for Santa Claus" "Rudolph the red nosed Raindeer" を踊ったり、曲に合わせてベルを鳴らしました。

Y.K.ちゃんはベルを待っていない方の手を一生懸命振って、にこにこしたその姿はかわいらしかったです。

L.A.の時間は12月14日(金)の”トゥインクルスター・コンサート”に向けて劇の練習。

キンダーさんは"The Little Red Hen" ロンパーは"Gingerbread man"のお話です。みんなそれぞれ役も決まり、自分の役を意識しながら頑張っています。

ロンパーさんはみんなで声をそろえて、「Run, Run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me. I'm the gingerbread man!!」と練習に励んでいました。N.S.ちゃん、セリフを覚えて大きな声で言えました。

今日はみんな自分の役になりきって、楽しく練習に取り組んだ一日でした。
午後は戸外でのびのび体を動かして遊びました。いつもより暖かい冬の日でしたね!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-30 23:41 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ジュリアン先生より

d0114908_22221822.jpgToday students participated actively during the "Shopping project" witch consisted in having the students actually GO SHOPPING!

This was a wounderful opportunity for all children to use their English
skills to accomplish a task. Previous to the activity teachers drilled target questions and answers related to shopping.

They also made the crafts that were used during the same. Of course, fake Australian money was used to make things more real and fun.

Some students didn't even want to spend their bills! It was a lot of fun and students were incredible from begining to end.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-29 16:34 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
レベッカ先生より

d0114908_22225211.jpgThis week we have started practicing our Christmas vocabulary with flash cards. Some of the vocabulary the children already knew, but there were harder ones like reindeer and Christmas stocking which were new to them.

Today we practiced the plays for our Twinkle Star concert. Everyone got there script today and we gave the children their roles. They were very excited. Rompers practiced ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and Kinders practiced ‘The Little Red Hen’.

Next we made bread that N.M.’s Mummy helped us with by giving us dough. We kneaded and shaped the dough in to balls. Then Kimie put them in the oven to bake.

Before Lunch we talked about chores and asked the students how they help at home. The children sound like they are very helpful, doing dishes and making the bed/ futon.

By lunch our bread was ready and we enjoyed the yummy bread with our meals.

Before going home we finished the signs for our stores and made thank you letters to N.M.’s Mum for the bread.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-27 20:09 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ティム先生より

d0114908_11311912.jpgThis Morning we reviewed 'Q' vocabulary and also Christmas vocabulary.

Then after this we had a story Called "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and we sang the song as well.

Later in craft time we had lots of fun making Bread and Bakery food out of soft clay.

In Japanese time Yuko explained in Japanese some of the messages from the story "The Little Red Hen", for example: that it is good to help and to share when doing something.

Later on after lunch we continued with our shopping theme again doing a craft, colouring letters for the signs on the shops like the Bakery, the Restaurant and the Toy store.

We finished the day with a story called 'Quiet and Loud'.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-26 20:42 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ジュリアン先生より

d0114908_2356286.jpgToday we celebrated Thanksgiving Day!

It is a traditional North American holiday, to give thanks for the things that one has at the conclusion of the harvest season.

From the morning we introduced some vocabulary that we used later during the event.

d0114908_23565560.jpgTeachers also made an interactive power point presentation so students could understand the culture background of Thanksgiving Day.

We asked many questions!

And after this, we also all levels learned about table manners, so important during a special meal; they even learned to fold their own napkin!

Finally, we had a delicious BIG TURKEY and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy sauce corn.

d0114908_23571194.jpgThis was a new experience for most of our students.

They not only learned through English but also through culture, and
more important, while having fun.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-22 23:32 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
レベッカ先生より

d0114908_221869.jpgWe started the morning with the Hello song and then moved on to clothes.

Whish clothes do you wear in the sun/ rain/ snow?

We practiced our shopping conversation - "Hello. May I help you?, What would you like? etc. The customer would have to reply by asking for the object and it's colour, "The blue ball please".

In Language Arts we did the four Ss pages in our workbooks.

In craft time Rompers made binoculars to sell in our store project.

Before Lunch we had a class on Manners. We talked about what to do with our markers and pencils.

When we use our markers make sure we put the lid on the end of the marker and when we are finish, count your pencil and markers and put them back in your box.

After lunch we made $1 coins and read the story 'Were Going on a Bear Hunt.'
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-20 21:27 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ティム先生より

Today in Morning circle we studied places, for example, Supermarket, Bank, Park, and Restaurant and more.

Later in Toddler time we looked at Shapes and then I read a story called “Bear in a Square”.

The Kinders and the Rompers played a game called Four Corners which they really enjoyed.

In Japanese time Yuko read a story called “Ma Obasan Arigato”.

Later on in Craft time the children made a Purse and then coloured it in with their crayons. After colouring it in they then painted over the crayon to give it a special effect.

Then the kids enjoyed a story called “Spot goes to school”.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-19 22:38 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ゆうこ先生より

d0114908_2393185.jpg今日はパン工場見学(大友パン)です。

朝からみんな楽しみにしている様子が伝わってきます。

モーニングルーティーンでは、Rのボキャブラリー(rope, ruler, ring, rabbit, radish.....)を学びました。

そして"The little red hen"のお話の絵を見て、パンを作る材料や作り方をみんなで確認しました。

K.W.くんはパン工場に行くのを楽しみにしていて、「スナック食べたら行くの?」「まだ行かないの?」と何度も尋ねてきました。

見学はロンパーとキンダーさんが Red team (7人)と Yellow team (6人)に分かれて出発。

工場の中は一面パンが焼けるいい匂い!!思わず子みんなの顔もほころびます。

機械でパン生地を混ぜているところ、オーブンに入れる前のパンや焼けたばかりのパンを見ることが出来ました。

N.M.ちゃんは焼けたパンの鉄板を取り出しているのを見て、"one, two.......twelve." と数えていました。

大きなオーブンからパンを取り出すところも見ることが出来て Good timing!!

どんなパンかな~?とみんなワクワクしながら見ていると、大きな食パンでした。

ジュリアン先生がみんなにどんな形か尋ねると、A.S.ちゃんが "Rectangle!!" と答えて教えてくれました。

みんな「食べたいな~。」という表情をしていましたが、ここで見学終了。

工場の皆さんに "Thank you." とお礼を言ってスクールに戻りました。なかなか味わうことの出来ない良い体験でしたね。

今日はパン工場見学をし、いい匂いに誘われパンが食べたくなった一日でした。
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-16 17:55 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
レベッカ先生より

d0114908_21413773.jpgKinders finished off their Nursery Rhyme worksheet 'Row your boat' for R week.

In morning routine we looked at some autumn flash cards. We sung the Red is Red song and read the story "the Little Red Hen".

Song time we sung Quack,Quack, Reach for the sky and Ring around the Rosy.

Today in Language Arts, Rompers completed the R sections of their workbook.

At craft time we made Puddings, Pasta and Noodles for our Shopping project. All the food looked very yummy.

We also had a manners class today on what to do in the mornings when you arrive at school.

It started with students arriving and putting their shoes away and finished with students putting a sticker in their attendance book.

After lunch we continued with the Shopping project.

The girls made necklaces from beads and the rest of the class made UFO's.

We said good-bye with the story Roar!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-13 15:06 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ティム先生より

Today in the Morning circle, the themes were Autumn foods and Autumn clothing and then we reviewed numbers and we did the Seven Steps song.

In Toddler time we studied the Alphabet and associated vocabulary. The Toddlers had to point to the correct letter and the correct word associated with that letter.

In P.E. time later we practiced an important Motor skill, Throwing and judging the force of your throw. They had to throw a Beanbag into one of two hoops to get one or two points.

K.H. had a really strong throw, maybe he could be a Baseball pitcher when he is older!

Before lunch the kids listened to a story called “The Big Turnip”.

After Lunch the children made a Hat and a Belt for an upcoming activity.

Just before it was time to go home we had an “R” story “Rock-A-Bye Farm”.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-12 15:25 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ゆうこ先生より

今週はQ-week。

モーニングルーティーンではQのボキャブラリー(quardruplets, quail, question mark, queen, quilt.....など)を学びました。

次に先生が「秋」に関係するカード(chestnuts, rice, mushrooms, persimmons....など)を並べて1枚隠し、そのカードをみんなで当てました。U.Y.くんは真っ先に "soybeans!" と答え、ご褒美のステッカーをもらいました。

続いて紙芝居 "The Big Turnap" (大きなかぶ)を見ました。(今年の3月、前年度の Annual concert でトドラーさんが劇発表したお話です。)K.W.くんはお話を思い出して、大きな声で "Heave hoo!" と掛け声をかけていました。

歌の時間は The Wiggles の "Quack Quack"。この歌は Q-song で今週から歌い始めた歌ですが、みんなすぐに気に入って、♪Quack quack ........cock-a-doodle-doo!! と歌いながら楽しく踊っています。今日も部屋中に元気な声がいっぱい広がりました。

今日の課業でロンパーさんは Q(queen) のワークシートに取り組みました。 Carly hair に crown をつけて顔を描いて Queen の完成。ステキな Queen になったかな?

午後はスクールの裏で外遊び。ボール遊びなどをし体を動かして楽しみました。

今日はお天気の空の下で秋の空気を吸い、気持ち良く遊んだ一日でした。
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-09 20:44 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
ジュリアン先生より

d0114908_1181193.jpgDuring this event, all students begun the day by singing songs and listening to a forest story!

After that we played lots of games with students as useing English as much as they could.

d0114908_118265.jpgAfter having fun we went to for a walk in the forest and we even had to cross a bridge, it was so fun!

Students were really happy.

d0114908_1184178.jpgThen when returning, soup was already served. I heard many students talking in English.

It was a long day but everyone enjoyed it so much. Let's keep studying
English through outfield trips!
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-08 17:30 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン
レベッカ先生より

d0114908_2143028.jpgIn the morning Kinders started a worksheet for the nursery rhyme the Queen of Hearts for Q week.

The morning routine started with the good morning song. The kids really like it when we use the different suns to represent the morning and afternoon.

We looked at some autumn vocabulary and then went on to read “The little red hen” which is the story of the month.

Song time we did the song Quack, Quack (for Q week). It’s a very simple song but the kids loved it.

Today Rompers did their readers “What is it?” We tried to get the children to really slow down and understand the separate words and not forget to say ‘a’ before the animal, It is a rabbit, etc.

For math we measured the rooms of the school by counting our footsteps.

3 students did each room once and we checked to see if we all got the same answer.

For craft we started making things for our shopping project.

Toddlers made some yummy ice-creams and Rompers and Kinders made delicious cupcakes.

After lunch we played 4 corners and Simon Says. The kids are starting to get too clever for Simon Says and it’s hard to catch them out.

We finished with the good-bye song.
# by yspreschool2007 | 2007-11-06 16:25 | プリスクール&キンダーガーテン