Author Archives: G8 Education

Genki Japanese Newsletter August 2015

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki?(How are you?) In August we learned “Food & I like…/I don’t like…” in Japanese. The children learned the vocabulary for vegetable’s such as: Ninjin(Carrots), Tamanegi(Onions), Jagaimo(Potatoes), Tomato(Tomatos). We played “the matching game” using vegetable cards and dice game. We sang a song called “Curry rice song” using hands puppet and also using our hand […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter August 2015

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki?(How are you?) In July we learned shapes and the weather in Japanese. The children learned the basic shapes such as: Maru(Circle), Sankaku(Triangle), Shikaku(Square), Hoshi(Star) and Hartoh(Heart). We sang a song, “Kira kira boshi(twinkle twinkle little star) in Japanese. This song is one of popular Japanese songs that the children like. Most of the […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter July 2015

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki?(How are you? In June we learnt about body parts such as: Head (Atama), Shoulder (Kata), Knee (Hiza) and Leg/Foot(Ashi) in Japanese. Also the children learnt face part words such as: eyes (Me), ears (Mimi), nose (Hana), mouth (Kuchi). We sang a song, “Atama Kata Hiza Pon(head shoulders knees and nose) using those words […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter April 2015

In March, I continued to teach the children UNIT 2(Numbers, Counting and my age), I started teaching the children Colours. Preschool children learned how to count up to 20 in Japanese now. The children learned basic colours such as AKA(red), AO(Blue), Kiiro(yellow) and Midori(green). The children sang counting song 2 ( Don na oto?- What’s […]

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Genki Japanese March Newsletter

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you) to the new families at Kool Kids. And welcome back to the families from last year. I have met all our new children and also familiar ones in the last two weeks. The children from last year look they are growing up in their new […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter November 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki? (How are you?) In October, we studied Unit 9, which is “Directions – 2 and verbs movement Part 2”. The children learned how to say verbs such as “aruku(walk)” “hashiru(run)” and “oyogu(swim)”. Some Toddler and Junior Kindy children and most of Senior and preschool children are able to say these […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter September 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki? (How are you?) In August, we learned Unit 7, which is “Animals +I like / I don’t like”. The children learned how to talk about animals in Japanese, such as kobuta(pig), tanuki(raccoon), kitsune(fox) and neko(cat). The older children learned more animals such as usagi(rabbit), hebi(snake), wani(crocodile) and inu(dog). In the […]

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Genki Japanese newsletter August 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki?(How are you?) In July we learned Food and I like… / I don’t like… in Japanese. The children learned the vocabulary for fruit and vegetable’s such as Ninjin (Carrots), Tamanegi (Onions), Jagaimo (Potatoes), Tomato (Tomatoes) and Ringo (Apples). We played “the matching game” using vegetable cards. I also asked […]

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Genki Japanese Skype Lessons

At the Kool Kids child care centres, we carry out Skype exchanges on a once a month basis at each Pre-school room between two Japanese organisations where the Japanese children learn English. The pre-school children interact with the Japanese children in both English and Japanese, for example we sometimes sing “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter July 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki?(How are you?) In June we learned shapes and the weather in Japanese. The children learned the basic shapes such as Maru (Circle), Sankaku (Triangle), Shikaku (Square), Hoshi (Star) and Hartoh (Heart). We found lots of different shapes in the class room and we played “the matching game” using shapes […]

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