Genki Japanese Newsletter – June 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki? (How are you?) In May we learned body parts such as Head (Atama), Shoulder (Kata), Knee (Hiza) in Japanese. The children learned these words through our song, “Atama Kata Hiza Pon” (head shoulders knees and pon) in Japanese. The children like this song and they sang this song very […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter – April 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki? (How are you?) In March the children studied Unit 2, which is “Numbers, Counting and My Age”. Our Toddlers and Junior Kindy children learned how to count up to 5 in Japanese. Senior Kindy and Preschool children learned how to count up to 10 and some of our pre-school […]

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Genki Japanese newsletter – March 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Genki?(How are you?) In February the children learned Unit 1, which is greetings and movement part 1. They learned basic greetings such as “Ohayo (Good morning).” “Konnichiwa (Hello).” “Kombanwa (Good evening).” and “Oyasumi (Good night).” The children understand what “Tatte (Stand up)” and “Suwatte (Sit down)” mean. They danced to […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter – February 2014

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you) to the new families at Kool Kids. My name is Makiko. I have met all our new children as well as our familiar ones in the last few weeks. They all seem to look forward to the Japanese lessons. This year I will be teaching […]

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Genki Japanese Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival – July 2013 In Japan, people decorate bamboo branches with paper strips and ornaments to celebrate Tanabata Festival on the 7th of July. It is believed that a wish comes true if you write your wish on the paper strips and hang them on the bamboo. All of the children at Kool Kids […]

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Genki 2013

Sushi making – October 2013 We welcomed some professional sushi chefs and they showed the children as well as     the parents professional skills to create sushi. After they observed the chef’s performance, all of the children tried to make one for themselves. Once they rolled the sushi with the bamboo mat and opened it up, they […]

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