Genki Japanese Newsletter for July

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Konnichiwa Parents and Caregivers! In the month of June, as part of Unit 5, we taught the children how we say some emotion words in Japanese. Learning Basic Emotion Words in Japanese  The children learnt how to say basic emotion words such as “URESHII(happy)”, ”KANASHII(sad)” and  ”OKORU(angry)” and ”ONAKA SUITA(hungry)” in Japanese. To naturally memorise those […]

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Setting Routines for Big School

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Is your child soon heading to big school from preschool? One of the main factors for the success of this transition is the establishment of routines. Helping children adopt certain habits and behaviours from an early stage enables them to understand how the world around them works.   There are many benefits to establishing a […]

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Genki June Japanese Newsletter

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Konnichiwa Parents and Caregivers,  In the month of May we taught the children how to say basic body parts and face parts in Japanese. Learning basic body/face parts in Japanese  The children learnt how to say basic body parts such as “ATAMA(head)”, ”KATA(shoulders)”, ”HIZA(knees)” and ”ASHI(legs/toes)”. They also learnt basic face parts such as ME(eyes), MIMI(ears), […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter for March

Konnichiwa Parents and Caregivers,  Our 2018 Genki Japanese lessons have started, and we are so delighted to welcome all families into the new year! We would like to say: Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you) to our new families and children of Kool Kids. We look forward to teaching you Japanese this year! 2018 Genki Japanese […]

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Prawn, Cherry Tomato & Feta Rissoni

A simple recipe with fresh Italian flavours, this prawn rissoni is perfect for lunch or dinner.  Ingredients Serves 4 350g rissoni pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tbsp chilli flakes OR 1 fresh chopped red chilli   ½ cup white wine 500g cherry tomatoes, […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter for December

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Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, welcome to our Genki Japanese Newsletter for December.   In the month of November, as part of Unit 10, we taught the children about direction and movement words. Learning about Direction – 2 word verbs   Last month, the children learned how to say some direction words in Japanese. These included […]

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Mexican Mince

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An easy, tasty Mexican mince packed with plenty of vegetables. Ingredients Serves 8 1 tbsp olive oil ½ brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g lean beef mince 1.5 tsp cumin powder 3 tsp smoked paprika 1 carrot, grated 1 green capsicum, finely chopped 1x 400g tin of kidney beans, rinsed and drained […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter November 2017

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Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, welcome to our Genki Japanese Newsletter for November.   In the month of October, as part of Unit 9, we taught the children about some adjective words and their opposites. Learning about Adjectives and their Opposites in Japanese  Last month, the children learned how to say some adjective words in Japanese. […]

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