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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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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