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LET THE LEARNING BEGIN! 学びを始めよう!- Canyon Apr. 8th-12th

One of the best parts of spring is that beautiful flowers begin to bloom again; bees and butterflies start to recollect life from them. Who doesn’t like spring, do you?! Like our little ones enjoying the season, they made a beautiful and colorful butterfly craft. They stuck the colorful transparent papers on the butterfly. This activity aims to boost students’ cognitive skills, creativity, and imagination. Well done, Canyon!


It was a rainy and windy Tuesday, so our young ones didn’t have the chance to go outside and play. We had a fun-learning activity in the classroom instead. We danced and sang songs and learned numbers at the same time. We held each other’s hands, formed a big circle, and learned how to run, jump, hop, sleep, swim, tiptoe, walk, and stop. We also counted our steps along with the song. These exercises taught our beginners to learn new English vocabularies and be comfortable with their new environment and friends.

雨風が強い火曜日だったので、Canyonさんたちは室内で過ごし、教室で楽しく学ぶアクティビティをしました。みんなで踊ったり、歌を歌ったり、同時に数も学びました。お互いに手をつないで大きな輪になり、走る、跳ぶ、跳ねる、寝る、泳ぐ、つま先で歩く、歩く、止まる、を曲に合わせて体を使いながら学びました。「Seven steps」の曲に合わせて、数を数えながらステップも踏みました。楽しみながら、新しい言葉を覚えたり、新しい環境と友達に慣れるアクティビティになりました。

This week, we started for the very first time our OUI lesson. In this Unit, we are going to learn about Who We Are – “Myself”. We will talk about the things we like and about being “the same and different”. To begin with, we first discussed our Learner Profile – “Balanced”. We learned that being balanced means “looking after ourselves” through walking nicely in the hallway and classroom, sitting nicely and quietly during the lesson, listening to the teachers, and making a nice line. Our youngsters also enjoyed listening to the story, “Hello Friends”, where they learned how to introduce themselves in English when someone asked them, “What’s your name?”. We practiced saying “I’m __.” Aside from that, we also shared in the class the things and foods we like. Some students said, “I like popcorn and ice cream”, “I like robots”, “I like astronauts”, etc. Then, we compared the things they like with their friends to see if they have the same or different favorite foods and toys. To understand more about what is “same” and “different,” we asked some students to come to the front of the class to see if their friends have the same face, height, and gender. As we started our UOI activity, we first danced to “head, shoulders, knees, and toes” to review our body parts, then we proceeded to our activity, “My Face.” We asked our youngsters to look in the mirror and identify their facial features such as the color of their eyes, hair, how many noses they have, and their mouth. Then, they chose the eye color they wanted along with other body parts and pasted them on the face on their worksheet. Our little ones really enjoyed this activity!

今週、CanyonクラスではIBレッスンを開始しました。ユニット1では、「自分自身」について学びます。私たちが好きなものについて、そして「同じであり、違う」ことについて話します。まず、”What’s your name? “と聞かれた時に、”I’m __.” と自己紹介をする方法を学び、自分たちの好きな物や食べ物を、”I like…”と、言ってシェアしました。「ポップコーンとアイスクリームが好き」、「ロボットが好き」、「宇宙飛行士が好き」など、色々なお話が聞けました。その後、自分の好きな食べ物やおもちゃが、友達の好きな物と同じか違うか比べてみました。何が「同じ」で「違う」のかをより深く理解するために、2人ずつクラスの前に来てもらい、2人の顔や身長、性別が同じかどうかをみんなで確認しました。キャニオンさん達は、覚えたての、「Same/Different」の言葉を使って、一生懸命答えていました。体の部位を比べるにあたり、まず「Head, Sholders, Knees and Toes」をみんなで踊って体の部位の言い方を覚えました。次に自分の顔を描くアクティビティ “My Face “に進みました。自分たちの顔を鏡で見て、目の色、髪の色、鼻の数、口の形など、自分の顔の特徴をじっくりと観察しました。自分の顔に合った目の色と顔のパーツを選び、ワークシートの顔に貼り付けました。みんなこの活動をとっても気に入ったようです。



Here is our dance exercise for this month. 今月のダンスソングです。お家でも是非踊ってみてください。

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!