November 21, 2017

Christmas Events

English below.


キッズ・クリスマス会は12/16 (土)です。音楽やゲーム、お話やおやつ、ジーザスの御降誕をお祝いします。


Two exciting Christmas events are coming up from New Hope Narimasu.

At the Kids' Christmas Celebration on December 16 (Sat), your children can enjoy music, games, stories, and treats to celebrate Jesus' birthday.

The whole family will enjoy Family Christmas Worship on Christmas Eve, December 24 (Sun). Whether you are a Christian or not, Christmas is a wonderful time to sing Christmas songs, watch a beautiful Christmas dance, and hear an encouraging message.

November 20, 2017


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バイブル: 子供たちはシャドラク、ミシャク、アベド・ネゴが登場する聖書の話を学びました。他のひとびとがみんなしているにもかかわらず、この3人は悪い事と分かっていた行動を拒否し、その結果 燃え盛る炉に投げ込まれました。(この話は聞いたことがあるでしょうか?神様は火の中から彼らを救い出しました。)

工作: 色とりどりの紙を使って、消防車を作りました。これは手先の技能や対称性の感覚の発達に良い作業です。

理科: 子供たちは、火が燃える際には、酸素が必要であることを学びました。彼らは、ロウソクの火にビンを被せ、酸素がなくなった時にどうなるか、観察しました。




遠足: 近隣の消防署見学に行き、消防や、消防士の仕事について学びました。

避難訓練: 月一回の避難訓練を「火」について学んでいる週に行いました。



Theme-Based Curriculum


At New Hope Preschool, we integrate our weekly theme through the whole curriculum. To let you know how that looks, I’ll use last week’s theme of “fire.”

Bible: The children learned the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who were thrown into the fiery furnace when they refused to do what they knew was wrong even though other people were doing it. (In case you don’t know the story, God rescued them from the fire.)

Craft: Children made fire engines from colorful pieces of paper. This helps their fine motor skills and their sense of symmetry.

Fire Engine Craft

Science: Children learned that fire needs oxygen. They saw what happened when a jar was placed over a candle and the oxygen supply was cut off.

PE: Children completed a firefighter relay which included putting out an imaginary fire and rescuing the people in the dollhouse.

Put out the fire! Save the people!

Stories: Children saw and heard several picture books about firefighters.

Free-Choice Time: We noticed the children including fires and firefighting in their free-choice play.

Is that building on fire?

Outing: Children visited a nearby fire station to learn about fire safety and what it is like to be a firefighter.

Fire Drill: We chose a day during “fire week” for our monthly disaster drill.

Birthday Party: Two children had birthdays last week, so we lit their birthday candles with fire. (OK, this one was a  coincidence; we would have had the birthday party last week anyway.)

I hope you can see that when everything we do fits with the theme, the whole is greater than the parts!