kodomo No Ie

October

1: Goals for this month: Lets play with your classmates!
2: Let's sing – song of the month-
3: What the children are up to:
4: Start composting again this year
5: Label your child's belongings!
6: September Offering


Tall cosmos flowers are swinging in the fall wind. Some children are picking and holding the small stems of the flowers as souvenirs for their mommies. School has started and the children are full of joy! How are things going for you and your family?
The beginning of the semester is filled with conversations, laughter, and some crying children; they all are so lively. Everyone's favorite, the garden will take a little break. "Thank you garden for all the joy, learning and the harvest!"

Goals for this month: Lets play with your classmates!

2-3 age group:
Look forward to coming to preschool and get familiar with the teachers
Learn the schedule and get used to the preschool environment
3-4 age group:
Enjoy familiar activities with ease
Know the drill and try to do whatever you can
4-5 age group:
Acknowledge our status as seniors and cooperate with teachers
Get used to the new environment and enjoy activities with friends

Everybody
* Greet your teachers and peers
* Learn to appreciate and take care of the small animals (turtle and rabbits)
* Enjoy Halloween with your classmates.

Let's sing – song of the month-

Renge: Kurinomi bouya (Chestnut boy)
Momo: Debuimochan Chibiimochan (Little potato, big potato)
Sumire: koorogi (Cricket)
Kiku: Kinoko (Mushroom)
Ume: noharano ongakukai (Music concert in the meadow)
Sakura: senrohatsuzukuyo dokomademo (I've been working on the railroad)
You can pick up the music scores next to the attendance sheets. Please sing with your children at home.

What the children are up to:

2 & 3 year olds

These children have just started Kodomo No Ie, and many of them are not comfortable unless their mommies stay around. It's natural that they don't want to separate from their mothers. Although there is rather too much laughter and tears in class now, things will calm down as the children adjust. Children develop at different rates, and over the years I have seen that eventually they all become comfortable in class and enjoy playing with teachers and friends.

4 year olds

Students who started Kodomo No Ie last year are already comfortable, whereas new students can be a little shy and nervous. Consequently, teachers may be inclined to pay more attention to the newer students, and this can cause some children to act out or cry to get more attention. Keeping this in mind, we try to make sure that every student feels acknowledged and comfortable in class.

5 year olds

Finally they advanced all the way to the Sakura class, the class for the oldest children. Even though they are very excited about joining the Sakura class, they seem a little tired when they arrive at school after attending kindergarden in the morning, which is also a new environment for them. They probably need a moment to adjust, and usually perk up after they relax and eat their lunch. They are now aware and very proud of being in the upper-most class and are very excited to work on their projects.


Start composting again this year

We'd appreciate it if you can bring your kitchen waste to make fertilizer for our garden.
Fruit and vegetable peels/rinds, eggshells, coffee grounds, rice, fish bones, and similar materials are great stuff to compost. (Please make sure you cut them into small pieces.)
We have placed a collection bucket near the sign-in table.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the director (Ms. Umehata).

Label your child's belongings!

Please label all of your children's belongings clearly with their names.

September Offering

The September offering totaled $61.28. Thank you so much!


Thank you: Mrs. Bray-Ali, Mrs. Inoue, Mr. Roberts





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