kodomo No Ie

KNI Newsletter

1: Goals for this month
2: Songs of This Month
3: Christmas Party
4: From the Library
5: Much Thanks to…

November 2011

It's starting to get really cold in the morning and at night. When the sun comes out, however, it gets warm very quickly and the children become excited and ready to play. We've mixed the compost in our field and we are ready to plant the daikon radish seeds. We need to keep a close eye on the field from now on. Mulberry leaves are turning yellow and starting to fall. Let's sharpen our senses and enjoy the beautiful autumn sceneries, sounds, smells, and foods!

Goals for this month


* Play freely outside and enjoy the autumn season 
* Be interested in the growth of daikon radish that we planted and take a good care them
* Play with and make crafts with things we collect outside such as leaves, acorns, pine cones, etc.
* Learn about the Japanese holidays in November: Bunka no Hi (Culture Day), Shichi Go San (Seven-Five-Three Festival), Kinro Kansha no Hi (Labor Thanksgiving Day)
* Learn the origin of Thanksgiving Day
* Think about the people around us and appreciate their work
* Practice Nativity Play for the Christmas Event (Sakura)


Songs of This Month

Renge … Donguri Kazoku / Acorn Family
Momo … Tsumiki no Kisha / Wooden Block Choo-Choo Train
Sumire … Momiji / Maple Leaves
Kiku … Basu Gokko / Pretending to be on the Bus
Sakura … Kurarinetto wo Kowashichatta / I’ve Broken My Clarinet
Ume … Indian ga Tooru / Indians are Coming Through
All Classes … Kanshasai no Uta / Thanksgiving Day Song
The music sheets for the songs are available by the sign-in sheets. Please feel free to take a copy so that you can enjoy the songs with your child.






Christmas Party


As we announced in the Class Meeting, we will be having the Christmas Party on December 17 (Sat) from 9:00am ~ 12:00pm. After the Christmas Service each class will sing a song. Please mark your calendar and be sure to come to this event! Winter Break starts on December 19 after the Christmas Party.

From the Library

The best 5 books most enjoyed in the classroom:
Renge (Junior class)
“Tonnel wo Nukeruto / After going through the Tunnel” (E-235)
“Minna de Toire / Going to Bathroom with Everyone” (E-141)
“Kirin to Ice Cream / The Giraffe and Ice Cream” (E-281)
“Fuusen Neko / Balloon Cat” (A-57)
“Ari no Awawa / Ant’s Bubble” (O-77)

Momo (Junior class)
“Nenai Ko Dare Da? / Who is not Going to Bed?” (A-54)
“Lulu-chan’s Kutsushita / Lulu’s Socks” (A-56)
“Moja Moja / Shaggy, Shaggy” (A-59)
“Kuzukago Obake / Waste Basket Monster” (C-5)
“Watashi no Wanpiisu / My Dress” (C-22)

Sumire (Junior class)
“Buta ni Shimashima Attakke / I Wonder If Pigs Have Stripes” (C-470)
“Donna Kibun! / How Do You Feel!” (D-054)
“Sayonara Sankaku / Good Bye Triangle” (A-212)
“Goron Goron / Rolling, Rolling” (Q-040)
“Kuri Kuri” (C-452)

Ume (Middle class)
“Jiitto Jitto / Be Still and Still” (Q-42)
“Hamigaki Asobi / Teeth Brushing Play” (A-49)
“Pii Pii Nakunowa Saru Dakke / I Wonder If Monkeys Cry Pee Pee” (C-469)
“Neko Gamu / Cat Chewing Gum” (E-225)
“Dango Mushi no Dadi Dan Dan / Daddy Dan Dan, the Roly-Poly” (E-165)

Kiku (Middle class)
“Maa-chan no Nagai Kami / Maa-chan’s Long Hair” (F-028)
“Gurunpa no Youchien / Gurunpa’s Kindergarten” (D-013)
“Ne, Boku no Tomodachi ni Natte / Be My Friend, Won’t You” (C-476)
“Nemuiyo Nemuiyo / Sleepy, Sleepy” (A-244)
“Akai Fuusen / Red Balloon” (C-226)

Sakura (Senior Class)
“Hana ni Naritai / I Want To Be a Flower” (C-599)
“Daijoubu, Daijoubu / It’s All Right, All Right” (C-496)
“Sacchan no Mahou no Te / Sat-chan’s Magic Hands” (C-180)
“Iiha to Aaha / Ee-ha and Ah-ha” (E-130)
“Oshiire no Bouken / Adventure in the Closet” (C-67)






Much Thanks to…


1. On October 20th, the Sakura class visited a retirement home in Halloween Costumes. After singing songs and explaining their Halloween costumes in front of the audience, the children shook hands with each one of the elders and gave them the cheer. Much thanks to the entire Sakura class and all those who gave support to make this event happen.

2. We finished all the Halloween Open Houses. Thank you for coming and participating in making the children’s costumes and Halloween bags. We were able to spend a warm and relaxed time together.





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