kodomo No Ie

KNI Newsletter May 2014

1: Word of the month is… “I’m sorry”
2: May Events
3: Songs of the Month
4: Goals of this month
5: Thank you, Moms!
6: Invitation for Undokai


Word of the month is… “I’m sorry”

Two gigantic Children’s Day carps are swimming in the sky. Children are excited and looking at them with cheer. Graceful afternoon time.
Small sunflower seeds are popping up. Children send their cheers “Please grow up quickly!” We are very excited for those sunflowers to grow. We also started to prepare for our summer crops. We are planning to plant a lot of vegetables. We have a lot of events like “Children’s’ Day”, “Mothers’ Day”, and “Sports Day”. We are hoping to have fun together and build our children’s self-confidence through these events and make wonderful memories.

May Events

5/1 (Thur) 5/2 (Fri) 5/3 (Sat) 5/5 (Mon) Children’s day Event (We’ll eat Kashiwa mochi together)
5/4 (Sun) Children’s Day Event @ Huntington Library 1:30~3:00
5/7 (Wed) 5/8 (Thur) 5/9 (Fri) Mothers’ day Open House (We sent home the information on a separate paper)
5/14 (Wed) 5/15 (Thur) 5/16 (Fri) May Birthday Party and donation day
5/17 (Sat) Listening to the Bible Event, Demonstration of Ikebana flowerer arrangement.
5/18 (Sat) Sports’ Day @ Oak Avenue Intermediate School 66230 Oak Ave.
Temple city 9:00 ~ 1:30
5/19 (Mon) No School
5/20 (Tue) Graduation Picture Day for Sakura students
5/21 (Wed) 5/22 (Thru) 5/23 (Fri) End of the year class picture day
5/28 (Mon) Memorial Day No School

Songs of the Month


Renge … Buranko kemushi (Swinging Caterpillar)

Momo … Sekken-san (Mr. Soap)

Sumire …Buranko (Swing)

Kiku …Midori no march (Marching in the Spring)

Ume …Tsubame ni natte (Becoming a Swallow)

Sakura … Minna minna arigatou (Thank you, Everyone)

All classes … Okaasan (Mother), Undoukai no uta ( Sports Day song ), Enka ( KNI school song )


The music sheets are available next to the attendant sheet on the desk. We practice many songs, especially this month. I invite you to learn the songs such as the school song and Undokai song and enjoy singing them with your children. Also, starting this year we sing “washing hands” song and “clean up” song everyday. How about singing those songs at home when you wash your hands and clean the rooms?

Goals of this month

- Celebrate Children’s Day while enjoying kamishibai (picture-card show), listening to some stories and eating kashiwamochi (rice cake wrapped in an oak leaf)
- Make presents in thanks for their mothers and celebrate Mother’s Day
- Have interests in and look at books about plants, crops in the vegetable field, little animals and bugs.
- Exercise well to get ready for Undokai. Enjoy Undokai together with families and friends.

Thank you, Moms!

Below are the gifts to the mothers from each class. Everyone tried very hard to make it with feelings of gratitude toward the mothers. Please accept their feelings of love and gratitude.
Renge … accessory case made with milk boxes
Momo … single-flower vase made with paper cups
Sumire …memo holder
Kiku …penholder made with a jar
Ume …napkin holder made with a juice bottle
Sakura … letter and a wall hanging

Invitation for Undokai

Time and Date: Sunday May 18th 9:00 am -1:30 pm
Place: Oak Avenue Middle School

Please come early and join us!








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