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Christmas 2018

Christmas treeWe had a Christmas party! Students and their families helped us decorate the room. We listened to Christmas carols and put presents under the tree. Students had a present exchange later. (*^^)v


play part 1The elementary school students performed a musical for us! Can you recognize the characters? This year we did "The Wizard of Oz". Students learned very complicated actions. It was fun to watch!


play part 2This year's story was very long! Students memorized many lines in English! Everyone enjoyed watching them. We were impressed! (*^▽^*)
Let's look at one scene in the play:


Good Witch: I can’t believe it. A barn fell from the sky… Hello? Is anyone inside?
Dorothy: Yes, I’m here. Hello.
Good Witch: Are you okay? Are you hurt? Oh! Look there!
Dorothy: Oh no! Somebody is under the barn. This is terrible…
Good Witch: Wait… I know those legs. Hooray! This is great news!
Dorothy: Great news? What do you mean?
Good Witch: I am the Good Witch of the North. That is a bad witch! Thank you for smashing her with your barn.
Dorothy: I see… How can I go home to Kansas? Can you use your magic to help me?
Good Witch: I’m sorry. I don’t know where Kansas is. And I am not powerful. I can’t help you.
Dorothy: What should I do? Who can help me?
Good Witch: Take these magic shoes. Maybe they can help you. You should see the wizard of Oz. He is very, very powerful.
Dorothy: Great! I will go to see him. Where is he?
Good Witch: He is far away in the emerald castle. Follow the yellow brick road. The road will take you there.
Dorothy: Thank you so much! I will go there quickly!
Good Witch: Be careful, little girl. There are more bad witches. Oz is very dangerous.
Dorothy: I will be careful! Thank you, goodbye!
(Dorothy leaves. She walks down the yellow brick road.)
Dorothy: Look, Toto, a scarecrow! That’s funny! I have a scarecrow like this at home!
Scarecrow: Really? Just like me? That’s amazing!
Dorothy: Ahhh! You can talk?
Scarecrow: Of course I can talk! I can walk, too. And I can dance! Yesterday, suddenly, I started to move!
Dorothy: Wow! I have never seen a moving scarecrow before. My name is Dorothy. Nice to meet you, Scarecrow.
Scarecrow: Nice to meet you, too, Dorothy. Actually, I need some help. Some crows told me I don’t have a brain. I’m very sad, because I want to be smart. Can you help me?
Dorothy: Sorry, I can’t help you. I’m going to meet the Wizard of Oz now. I want him to help me go home. Maybe he can give you brains.
Scarecrow: The Wizard of Oz? That sounds exciting! I hope he can help me. Can I walk with you?
Dorothy: Of course. Let’s go together.
(Dorothy and the Scarecrow leave together. They walk down the road into a forest.)
Scarecrow: I wonder if we are close to the castle… I don’t see it yet. Wait, what’s that? I see something shiny over there…
Tinman: Hello? Hello? I hear voices. Please come here and help me. I am stuck!
Scarecrow: How interesting! A man made of tin! What happened to you? Why are you stuck?
Tinman: I was chopping wood. But it started raining, and I got wet. Now my body is very rusty! I can’t move.
Scarecrow: I see! That’s terrible. How can we help you?
Dorothy: Yes, how?
Tinman: I have a small bottle of oil. Can you find it and put it on me? I need oil for my knees and elbows.
Scarecrow: Here it is! I found it. Let’s try.
Tinman: That’s not oil! That’s my lunch!
Scarecrow: Oh, I’m sorry. I don’t have a brain. So I don’t know what oil is. How about this one? Is it oil?
Tinman: Yes, that’s right. Please put it on me quickly.
Scarecrow: Sure. How do you feel now?
Tinman: I feel great!! Thank you so much, I’m so happy! My name is Tinman. I am a lumberjack. I chop wood every day.
Scarecrow: I’m Scarecrow. This is my friend Dorothy. We’re going to see the Wizard of Oz.
Tinman: The Wizard of Oz? His castle is very far away. Why are you going there?
Scarecrow: Dorothy wants to go home. I want to ask the wizard for a brain. I only have stuffing.
Tinman: A brain? Pff! I don’t need a brain. I want a heart! My body is empty inside.
Scarecrow: A heart? I think brains are more important than hearts. But maybe the wizard can give you a heart.
Tinman: That’s a great idea. I will go with you to meet the Wizard.
Scarecrow: Great. Let’s go together…. Oh no!
Dorothy: Oh no!
Tinman: Yes, there are many broken trees blocking the road. That’s why I’m chopping wood! I can chop very fast! Wait a minute. I’ll cut all the trees and make a way.
Scarecrow: Excellent! Your ax is very useful. Let’s go!
Dorothy: Let’s go!
Tinman: Alright! When we have trouble, I can use this ax. I can chop all day, and I never get tired. Being a tinman is great. Let’s go find that Wizard!

cup gameLater, we played some games together! This game was for students and families! Four teams tried to turn their cups to face up. Other teams knocked them down. Which team could keep their cups turned up...? (^_-)-☆


chippy gameWe played the "Chippy" game. Students raced to pull out every tissue from the tissue boxes. But what does "Chippy" mean? Chippy is my hamster!(○'ω'○) His cage is full of tissues. After the game, we gave all the tissues to Chippy. Merry Christmas, Chippy!


group pictureThis year's Christmas party was great. I was happy to see their progress. We had fun playing games, singing, eating, and talking together! Thank you for coming! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

今年のクリスマスパーティーは素晴らしかったです。私は彼らの成長を見て、とても嬉しく思いました。私達はみんなでゲームをしたり、歌ったり、食べたり、話したりして遊びました。 パーティーに来てくれて、ありがとうございます。メリークリスマス・アンド・ハッピーニューイヤー!


Halloween 2018

halloween bagThis year's Halloween party was a lot of fun! Students wore scary and interesting costumes. First, we learned Halloween words together. Then we decorated some treat bags to go trick-or-treating with. The students drew jack-o'-lanterns and monsters on their bags.


trick or treat!Then it was time for trick-or-treating! Students went outside. They came back to the school and knocked on the door. "Trick or treat!" !(^^)! Students answered questions to get candy and snacks. After trick-or-treating, everybody came back inside. We played games together and ate some candy.(*^^)v

We had a great time. See you next year! Happy Halloween!

"Trick or treat!"トリックオアトリーティングに行く時間です!生徒達は外に出ました。それから、スクールに再び戻ってきて、ドアをノックしました。"Trick or treat!" 生徒達はキャンディーやスナックをもらうために多くの質問に答えます。その後、彼らは部屋に戻り、一緒にゲームをしたり、キャンディーを食べました。



Summer School 2018

summer school flagThis year's Summer School started with the kindergarten and first grade students. (^^)/First, students colored bears for the Summer School flag. We used glitter to make the bears and the school sparkly. °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°The students like bright colors.


swimming poolThis summer was so hot! ι(´Д`υ) We played in the pool to cool down. The students loved playing and splashing in the pool. (*^-^*) I got in the pool, too! We played games with balls and marbles. students listened to directions carefully to win the game.(`・ω・´)


blowing bubbles Look at this colorful art! (*'▽')We painted pictures with bubbles. We used food dye to make different color liquids. Then, students blew bubbles onto the paper. (^^♪ The pattern is very beautiful!


craft starsLater, we made pretty window decorations. We used sticky film and tissue paper. (^◇^)I cut many small pieces of tissue paper, and the students picked the shapes and colors they liked. They are stylish and unique! (∩´∀`)∩


shaving cream craft Next, elementary school students enjoyed summer school, too! We started the day with a very fun craft. (*_*) Students put shaving cream on the table. Next, they put some drops of food dye on the shaving cream. They mixed up the colors to make nice designs. ☆ミ


bookmarksThey put paper on top of the shaving cream! It looked messy, but wait... if you remove the shaving cream, the design is on the paper! !(^^)! We cut the papers to make bookmarks. They look great! (*^▽^*)


dry iceNext, we did a science experiment with dry ice. Dry ice is very cold, so students were careful not to touch it. (◎_◎) If you put dry ice in water, vapor comes out. It looks like smoke. We tried putting dish soap in the water... wow! The bubbles were full of vapor, too! (^^) We had fun popping the bubbles.


bookmarks Last, we did a cool photo craft! First, we made cubes with 8 small wooden blocks. (^-^) Then, we printed out pictures of the students on sticker paper. Students cut the sticker paper and put it on the cubes. Finally, we painted the cubes with a finishing coat. If you move the blocks, you can see ten different pictures! (^_-) It's a kind of puzzle.

Thank you for coming to Summer School this year. (^◇^) I had a great time talking and playing with everybody. I was happy because students tried to speak English more and more. ('ω')ノSee you next year!