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Classroom Bug Hunt-Shooting Star-July 10th-14th


We have another fun week in Shooting Star filled with super fun learning activities.

First of all, we would like to praise every single Shooting Star student for trying to speak English at school. We want to make sure that our communication skills in English is improving bit by bit. Kudos preschoolers!

This week, we had our classroom bug hunt activity. Looking back, at the beginning of unit 2, we changed the color of the wall paper into green and got the classroom wall decorated with insect flashcards to motivate our interest about insects. Luckily, we were not disappointed because before we started unit 2, Shooting Star students began to notice the wonderful makeover of our classroom and everyone began talking about insects. When we did a mind map about insects, students were able to name a few of them which is awesome. So, this week, we did classroom bug hunt activity by going around the classroom and find photos of insects around other than the flashcards and tried to name them and matched them with the flashcards displayed on the wall. Shooting Star students actively engaged and were so excited to find living creatures that they could possibly see around the classroom. Some students exclaimed, I found a butterfly, I found a bee, etc. It was easy to name a few of the insects we have found, however, there were insects that we didn’t know the names. Thanks God! The flashcards helped us identify their names and we added the insects name that we didn’t know to our mind map. It’s great to see how Shooting Star class initiate their actions to research more about insects by carefully examining them using a magnifying glass and flipping over the pages of the insect books to study them. Interesting!

This week, we were so fortunate to visit the park twice. Yes! We walked to the park closed to Tokyo Interior and we had so much fun playing at the play structure and have raised awareness of paying attention to small insects around us and began talking about them at the park and even hiking back and forth.

Starting this week, we started doing our setting intention time during the morning circle. This is the time when we paused and relaxed in whatever position that our mind and body can rest as we think about our goal of the day while listening to a soothing music. This lasted for only 5 minutes and after that we opened our eyes and shared whatever goal we have set in our mind. Shooting Star students shared like, I want to speak English all day, I want to eat vegetables even if I don’t like it, etc.

Everyday, we look forward to our playing in the water activity at the schoolyard. It seems that Shooting Star class really loves playing in the water. With that in mind, we have been thinking of creating our personalized toys that we can play with every time we get in the pool and that is the reason why we asked the cooperation of the parents to send some stuff from home that can be used for water play. Thank you parents for your unwavering cooperation.

Have a fantastic weekend.