kodomo No Ie

KNI May Newsletter

1: GOALS OF THE MONTH
2: Songs of the month
3: From the Library
4: For Mother’s Day

At the KNI school yard, you can see two large Koinobori carp streamers fluttering in the spring breeze as if they were swimming in the sky.
“Look, they are swimming!”, exclaimed the children, in great excitement.
IT SEEMS THE SPRING WIND ALSO HAS BROUGHT NEW LIFE TO OUR MULBERRY TREES IN THE YARD AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE NEW BUDS SPROUTING HERE AND THERE ON THE TREES.
THE KNI SPORTS DAY IS COMING SOON, AND THE CHILDREN HAVE STARTED TO PRACTICE FOR THE EVENT. THEY'VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO MAKE THE SPORTS DAY SUCCESSFUL!

GOALS OF THE MONTH

- CELEBRATE “CHILDREN'S DAY” : KAMISHIBAI STORY-PICTURE SHOW, EAT A KASHIWAMOCHI
- CELEBRATE “MOTHER'S DAY”: MOTHER'S DAY OPEN HOUSE, MAKE A MOTHER'S DAY PRESENT TO SHOW APPRECIATION
- OBSERVE SMALL ANIMALS, INSECTS, WORMS, AND FLOWERS IN THE SCHOOL YARD, AND DEVELOP INTEREST IN THEM
- Practice for the Sports Day, and learn how to work together with friends and family members to make the event successful

Songs of the month

Renge Buranko (Swing)
Momo Ichigo (Strawberry)
Sumire Sekkensan (Soap)
Kiku Midori no March (Marching in the spring )
Ume Tsubame ni natte (Turning to be a swallow)
Sakura Ookii Ki ( Big tree)
All classes Okasan ( Mother), Undoukai no uta (Sports Day song), Enka ( KNI School song)

Please feel free to take a copy of the sheet music on the sign-in table, and enjoy singing with your child!

From the Library


To the mothers who are not sure which book to choose.

Top 3 Children’s’ Favorite books


Renge … “Dango Mushi no Dadi Dan Dan / Daddy Dan Dan, the Roly-Poly” (E-165)
“Pii Pii Nakuno wa Saru Dakke / I Wonder If Monkeys Cry Pee Pee” (C-469)
“Hai Usagi Desu / Yes, It is Rabbit” (Q-82)

Momo … “Tamago no Aka chan / The Baby Egg” (D-156)
“Kiiroi no wa Choucho / The Butterfly is Yellow” (C-249)
“Kuzukago Obake / Waste Basket Monster” (C-5)

Sumire … “Henshin Tonneru / The Transformation Tunnel” (C-454)
“Ii to Itteyo Ah / Ah, Please Say Eeh” (Q-72)
“Migi Ashi kun, Hidari Ashi kun / Mr. Right Foot and Mr. Left Foot” (Q-70)

Kiku … “Batta kun / Mr. Grasshopper” (D-147)
“Do-o-n” (D-154)
“Nezumi kun no Chokki / Mr. Mouse’s Vest” (C-156)

Ume … “Gugiga san to Fuheho san / Gu-gi-ga san and Fu-he-ho san” (E-284)
“Sen wo Hiku / Draw the Line” (G-370)
“A (Japanese Letter ‘A’)” (F-184)

Sakura … “Oshiire no Bouken / Adventure in the Closet” (C-67)
“Nandemo Poi / Throw Away Everything, ‘Poy’” (D-007)
“San Mai no Ofuda / Three Talisman” (D-046)

Top 3 books for Parents to read to Children


Renge … “Fuusen Neko / Balloon Cat” (A-57)
“Shikibuton san, Kakebuton san / Mr. Comforter, Mr. Mattress” (E-284)
“Hanbun Chodai / Please Give Me Half” (Q-53)

Momo … “Oppai (Breast Milk)” (C-130)
“Kingyo ga Nigeta / The Goldfish has Escaped” (D-66)
“Harapeko Aomushi / The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (C-71)

Sumire … “Daisuki te Iitakute / I Want to Say I Love You” (C-49)
“Taisetsu na Kimi / The Very Important You” (C-412)
“Tsumiki no Ie / House of Building Blocks” (C-426)

Kiku … “Kyo wa Nan no Hi / What Kind of Day is it Today” (D-110)
“Maa chan no Nagakami / Maa-chan’s Long Hair” (F-028)
“Mafin Obasan no Panya / Aunt Muffin’s Bakery” (F-043)

Ume … “Hana ni Naritai / I Want To Be a Flower” (C-593)
“Taisetsu na Kimi / The Very Important You”(C-412)
“Mayonaka no Toire / Toilet in the Middle of the Night” (F-248)

Sakura … “Shiawase te Naani / What is Happiness” (C-438)
“Happa no Furedi / Fredie the Leaf” (C-411)
“Satchan no Mahou no Te / Sat-chan’s Magic Hands” (C-180)


For Mother’s Day


The second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day, which mothers of different ages celebrate equally in different countries.

On this day, young vibrant mothers will receive handmade gifts from their children with a big “thank you.”

And at the same time, I hope you will give your own “gift” back to your children with great confidence.

I feel as though I was also given such a gift from my mother, who always tells me
“don’t push yourself too hard.” I learned so much from my mother through her everyday life and her way of life.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day …








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