November 18, 2009

Field Trip to the Fire Station

Last week we paid a visit to the local fire station. Some children were under the impression that we were going to a burning building and were relieved to find that that wasn't the case. The firefighters were very kind. They explained their equipment, showed us around their vehicles, and even let the children dress up as firefighters.

Please review your family's emergency plan with your children this week.

We rode the bus to the fire station (an adventure in itself).

A saw for cutting into buildings.

We got to walk through a brand new ambulance that hadn't been used yet.

Gear lined up for quick access.

Getting dressed up like a real firefighter.

Yes sir!

Group shot with some firefighters.

November 10, 2009

Enrollment Campaign Extended Again

Extended until December 18! Due to high demand and our inability to accommodate all of the sample lesson requests, we have extended the Autumn Campaign until December 18, the last day of school before winter vacation. Get more information here.

Sweet Potatoes

Last week we took our annual walk to a nearby vegetable field and dug up sweet potatoes. It's amazing that there are places like this right in Tokyo.


We learned about David and Goliath recently. Our "My World" theme was rocks. Once again Yuki made a great bulletin board.

We took advantage of the nice weather to go out to the park and paint rocks, which led of course to painting sticks, pine cones, and acorns too. We want to spend lots of good time outdoors while the weather is still nice.

Painting with intensity.

Colorful leaf (and hand)!

Finished Products