April 17, 2011

Kids' Easter Party This Saturday

The annual Kids' Easter Party and Egg Hunt is coming this Saturday at New Hope Narimasu. See the details on our web site.

April 16, 2011

Congratulations Graduates!

Today was graduation day for the class of spring 2011. It was a month late due to the earthquake and several families temporarily leaving Tokyo. We're proud of the children's achievements. These kids will be missed in the preschool, but thankfully, most are continuing on with us in New Hope Elementary School or one of our after-school classes.


Last Circle Time for Spring 2011 Graduates

Graduating Class of Spring 2011

Preschool Students and Teachers

April 01, 2011

Spring School - Day Five

Today was the last day of Spring Preschool. We finished up "My Five Senses" with the sense of smell. We read a book about the five senses, and let the children smell eight different things from the kitchen without looking. Several kids were able to identify quite a few of the smells. (In case you're interested, the smells were chocolate, coffee, lemons, oranges, vinegar, soy sauce, grapes, and peppermint candy).

Smell Samples
"I recognize that smell!"
The children designed their own flowers with cotton in the middle. They chose from among several aromatherapy scents and put a few drops of aroma on the cotton so that their flowers would smell nice.

Cutting Flower Petals

We gave the children certificates of participation and said good bye. It was a little sad, but several of them are in our weekly classes or will be joining soon, so we will get to see one another again.