kodomo No Ie

KNI Newsletter

April 2010

1: Goals for this month
2: Let's Sing! Songs of the Month
3: Invitation to the Child's Day Event at Huntington Library
4: The Sports Day
5: Now enrolling for the new school year 2010-11
6: Now enrolling for summer school
7: Our Spring Break
8: March Donation


How was your spring break?
During the break, Kodomo no Ie underwent a major renovation of its school facility.
How do you like our reborn school yard?
It is a great joy for us just to imagine how the children will fill the renovated school with their joy and how they will create new games in this new environment…

Goals for this month


- Exercise outside in the nice spring breeze
- Observe how the rabbits grow and how small insects such as worms, butterflies, ladybugs move, and develop interest in them
- Prepare for the Child's Day event; KOINOBORI ( Carp Barner ) craft
- Prepare a gift for Mother's Day event and nurture the appreciation toward mothers
- Practice for the Sports Day event
- Accomplish all the tasks in the exercise chart ( Sakura class ), the jumping rope chart ( Kiku class)

Let's Sing! Songs of the Month


Renge - Hana no Okuni no Kishapoppo ( Choo Choo Train in the flower land )

Momo - Ohana ga waratta ( Smiling flowers )

Sumire - Tulip

Kiku - Jungle Gym no uta ( Jungle Gym )

Ume - Ahiru no Gyoretsu ( Duck's march )

Sakura - Marching march

All Class - Koinobori ( Carp Barner ), Okasan ( Mother ), Undoukai no uta ( Sports Day song )

Please feel free to take a copy of the sheet music placed on the sign-in table.
Enjoy singing along with your child!

Invitation to the Child's Day Event at Huntington Library

Date: May 2nd (Sun) 13:30 - 15:00
Place: Huntington Library Japanese Garden
Program: Songs, Storytime, Origami craft

The children will sing songs listed below on the stage at the event. Please help them practice.

Koinobori, Katatsumuri, Inu no omawarisan, Kawaii kakurenbo, KNI school song

The Sports Day

Date: May 23rd ( Sun ) 9:00 - 13:30
Place: Jefferson Middle School ( 1340 E. Live Oak Ave. San Gabriel)


Please save the date for this fun-filled event!

Now enrolling for the new school year 2010-11


Please re-register for the upcoming school year.

Now enrolling for summer school


Please join us and refer us to your friends!

Our Spring Break

I visited Japan during its chilly spring weather. The moment I stepped out of the airport, I recoiled from the nippy air. Supposedly it was warm up to a week before my arrival…. However, the cherry blossoms in the frigidity were especially elegant. And every variety held its own charm…they do have a special place in the hearts of the Japanese people.
I met up with some moms of KNI’s second graduates. It had been 20 years, and it was heartwarming to reminisce with them. I also delivered the wonderful news of the renovation and Mirai Nagasu’s (KNI graduate) spectacular story. Everyone seemed to be doing well and leading a fulfilling life.
This spring has surely become a memorable time for me.
(Umehata)

I treated the painful cavity and cleaned my teeth, got acupuncture treatment to loosen the muscles in my lower back and legs, scrubbed off all the dead skin cells with a whole body scrub, and got a hair cut.
My ever-deteriorating body….
BUT, it was a productive and relaxing break, spending as much time as possible on maintaining my health and beauty!
(Kanno)

I visited Sedona and Grand Canyon for the first time during my spring break. It was an eight-hour drive, but the spectacular and grand scenery, along with the clean, refreshing air, melted away my fatigue. It was very relaxing.
I was able to spend an extremely fulfilling spring break, visiting the places I have always wanted to go.
(Kagawa)

I didn’t really go anywhere during my spring break, but I enjoyed the leisure.
I was able to tidy up my room and watch comedy shows on the computer……(lol)
I usually stay indoors, but I was constantly eating out in quest for delicious Japanese food. I was also able to catch up with my family and fully recharge myself!
I look forward to the new semester with great energy!

(Morishita)

This was my first spring in the US, though I was wearing summer clothes at times…
I didn’t venture out much during my spring break, but I was able to slow down and take long walks with my dog, and enjoy the neighborhood that I usually speed by. I enjoyed the cool breeze at dusk and was empowered by the raging red of the sunset. I’m ready to give it my all again this semester!
(Kawabe)

March Donation


The total donation to the church for March was $60.80. Thank you for your contributions!


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