kodomo No Ie

December Newsletter


The word of the month “Thank You”
I feel restless as it gets closer to the end of the year. There are more children running around with jackets as it gets darker earlier and the temperature drops in the morning and night. However, this weather change doesn’t seem to affect the children and they seem excited.
The daikon in the garden is growing with the support of the daily cheers from the children.
I hope everyone will enjoy this holiday season!!

December Events

1: December Goals
2: From Tom Sensei
3: December Songs
4: Announcement
5: To Parents
6: To Students from your teachers.

12/10 (Wed), 11 (Thu), 12 (Fri)・・・December birthday party and monthly offering
12/11 (Thu)・・・Sakura Class Rehearsal @ Mission Valley Church (Meet at Church)
12/14 (Sun)・・・Sakura Christmas Pageant (Mission Valley Church)
12/17 (Wed), 18 (Thu), 19 (Fri)・・・Rehearsal/Picture Day (During each class)
12/20 (Sat)・・・Christmas Pageant/Church Chapel 9:00−12:00(Details on separate sheet)
12/22 (Mon) -1/3 (Sat) ・・・Winter Break
1/5 (Mon) Second semester will begin

December Goals

Let’s enjoy Christmas together!
・Enjoy the winter season and notice the seasonal changes. (Temperature, Wind, Sun, Air)
・Appreciate and enjoy the growth of the daikon in the garden by giving it water and cheering it on
・Anticipate the Christmas pageant by practicing the play, songs, and instrumental music.
・Enjoy the Christmas projects and decorating the room
・Understanding the real meaning of Christmas by watching the Christmas pageant and listening to stories
・Prevent winter colds by making it a habit to gargle and wash hands

From Tom Sensei

A school teacher in England tells a delightful story.At Christmas time she supervised the construction of a manager scene portraying the birth of Jesus Christ in a corner of the classroom.The children participated happily in the project. They also enjoyed taking part in a drama portraying Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus on that first Christmas morning. The teacher noticed one boy was particularly captivated by it all and was forever going back and forth to the scene. At last she asked him if there was anything bothering him. He said,"what I'd like to know is-where does God fit in?" What that little boy did not realize is that this season of Christmas is all about God "fitting into" a human body. God himself took on human flesh and lived among us. That is the essence of the Christmas story. As you gather together with your family and friends this Christmas season may you also experience the wonderful blessing of knowing God is with you as well.

December Songs

Renge/ Momo/ Sumire
“Santa Claus, Santa Claus” (Christmas Pageant Song)
Instrumental: Ohoshi ga Hikaru (Stars Twinkle)
Kiku/ Ume
“Santata Ooisogi Santa” (Busy Santa)
Instrumental: Omocha no Heitai no Koushin (March of the Toy Soldier)
Sakura
“I broke the clarinet” “Do-re-mi” “Santa Clause is Coming”
Christmas Pageant

Announcement

We are going to hold a “Pre-Christmas Pageant picture taking day” for parents on the 17, 18, and the 19th which are the days students are going to be doing their rehearsal. Please use this opportunity to take pictures and video of your child(ren). Please make sure to stay afterward for the meeting so that you can understand the process and detailed schedule ahead of time for the 20th.

To Parents

It is December. Are you busy getting ready to be Santa Claus? At the “Thanksgiving worship”, Mr.Tom had a sermon about looking back at his own experience and pointed out all the things he is thankful to God for, and I thought of my own feelings. First of all, I am thankful for all the supports I’ve gotten from KNI staff members, and parents.
I am thankful that I can live my life healthy and spend my days with students every day. Also I am thankful for my 91 year old mother’s health. Why don’t you also take a moment before getting ready for Christmas and look back on your own lives and think about looking for your children’s treasures which I talked about the other day.

Mrs. Umehata

To Students from your teachers.

Please be careful not to get sick and take care of yourselves. A lot of you have been sick recently. Christmas is around the corner. Are you getting excited? Christmas is Jesus’ birthday and everybody around the world celebrates it. Santa is bringing you gifts. It’s very exciting, isn’t it?

We sent Santa a letter saying “Please bring nice and fun Christmas gifts to all our wonderful students” so we think Santa is watching us through his telescope now.
Remember, it is Jesus’ birthday, and celebrate together!



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