The research team from Kyoto University came and conducted a special lesson on bat.🦇 The students heard the sounds of bat, watched their faces and the moment they fly and learned about the lives of bats. The two hours lesson was very interesting and students were well concentrated and learned a lot. They were also actively participating during Q&A time all in English!
We went to a park and enjoyed flying the kites that the students made in Art & Craft lesson!! There was a slight wind which is perfect for flying kites.🪁 The students were delighted to see cute and colorful kites flying in the air!
We planted tulip bulbs so that they’ll bloom in spring. The students planted the bulbs and cover them up with the soil by their own hands. We’re looking forward to seeing them bloom in spring! What color of flower will they be?
School Doctor and Nurse came to our preschool from Kadona Sanjo Children’s Clinic and we had the health checkup of autumn. The students had been learning occupations during the morning circle time in October. So when we asked them, “Who will come today?” They cheerfully answered “Doctor and Nurse!” !” ⚕ They we’re excited to meet them since the morning! All the students could greet and go through the health checkup well! 🩺
Under the clear sky of autumn, we had the digging experience of sweet potatoes and radish. The students dug the soft soil with their hands. And the sweet potatoes that are bigger than their face came out❗️
The students enjoyed harvesting sweet potatoes!
Next, they pulled out radish. At the count of 3, they pulled them out with all their might❗️
They had Big smiles harvesting radish with full of leaves!
We enjoyed the autumn harvest❗️
We had hands-on-experience of rice threshing in this harvest season. Children asked “What’s this?” When they saw the rice stalks. We explain, the tasty rice that they eat every day grow like this in rice fields. First, we took off the grains from the stalks. Then we threshed the rice and took away the chaff. The students were excited to see rice appeared! They could do the arduous task very well!
The Okra seeds sowed in July have grown and we could harvest them!! The students ate the Okra they had grown cooked at home and told us “ I like Okra!” “It was yummy!” We could hear the great news that one of our students had never tried Okra before but since he sowed Okra seeds at our preschool, he came to like Okra! Which vegetable shall we grow next?
We had a hand washing—practical lesson taught by a nurse. The students washed their hands using an original device with flowing water. All the students could wash their hands thoroughly while singing the English hand washing song!
Special Online Hand Washing Lesson
Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the importance of hand washing habit is emphasized. However, at Mustard Seed International Preschool, we have had the special hand washing lesson every year since the foundation by our staff who is a nurse. Through this special lesson, the students have established the habit to wash hand thoroughly.
This year, we had the special online hand washing lesson and enjoyed learning the importance of hand washing‼️
The dental hygienist came to the preschool and taught the students the importance of brushing teeth.
The students not only learned the effective way of brushing their teeth but also learned about the teeth of animals. For example, how many teeth elephants have and how many times they are replaced in their lives. The students listened and learned enthusiastically!
After the toothbrushing lesson, the students are brushing their teeth with much more care after lunch!
SHIRATAMA MOCHI Party!
As a New Year event, we had SHIRATAMA MOCHI Party! We learned different types of tastes buds and enjoyed a variety of Shiratama mochi. It was a good opportunity especially for students from international families to experience Japanese culture!
We had Thanksgiving Party. Dressed in the attire of the career they want to be in the future, all the students had a wonderful day. May every students continue to grow just as a mustard seed grow into a big tree, to reach their future dreams‼️We give thanks to God who protects and blesses all the students!
At our preschool, all students have their own garden. This fall, we sowed they seeds of mini carrots🥕. Some parents say that their sons/daughter do not like carrots. However, all the students are looking forward to see the growth of mini carrots, which they planted the the seeds‼️
We had Craft Exhibition of the craft works that the students made during “Bible time” and “Art & Craft” class. They made the crafts as they learned and experienced many things, such as various stories of the Bible, color and shapes etc. Their face were shining with joy while they explained about the craft to their parents/guardian!
Special Summer Course of the preschool begins and we had a Summer Activity.
Students were dressed in “yukata” and “Jinbei” and enjoyed catching super balls and water balloons. They had water melon, too !
We enjoyed the hot summer of Japan.
All the students looked great in yukata and jinbei!
Hand Washing Lesson
Teacher Obata who is a nurse prepared the hand washing lesson to make it really fun for the children to wash hand. Since the lesson, every day, all the students wash their hands properly just as they were taught‼️
Fire Evacuation Training for Preschool’s Staff.
Having fire fighters, the teachers and staff had training session of fire drill.
THANK YOU MOMMY!! ❣️
Wishing ALL Mothers a Happy Mother’s Day!
• Dental Hygienist
• Biblical Parenting Seminar
We invited Pst. Samuel from Singapore and learned parenting and raising a child from the foundation of the Bible. Students were also very excited to see the magics he did! We are convinced that this was a very meaningful time to hear the global standard messages which has a different view point from the ones in Japan.
• Craft Exhibition
We had an exhibition of craft works of the students which they have made during Bible Time and Arts & Craft time. We the staff were touched by seeing traces of growth in each students art works.
• Road Safety Seminar
Having an officer in charge of road safety has visited us from Police Station, we learned road safety rules for pedestrians, bicycles and cars. Let’s keep the traffic rules and enjoy the winter vacation safely‼️
• Health Check by School Doctor
Autumn health checkup was held. All the students could greet with smile and go through health checkups.
• Music Concert!🎼🎤🎵🎶
This year’s theme is “Jungle”!🐒🦉🐅🐿🦒🐘
The stage is in the jungle! Surrounded by many animals like monkeys, sloths and parrots, the students began to sing “Walking in the Jungle” cheerfully! They could sing 8 English nursery songs and praise songs very well! At the end, they received a standing ovation with a round of applause!
• Health Check by School Doctor
The students had health check up by our school doctor.
• Music Concert 2018
Students performed the songs they learned at the preschool at the Music Concert. At the end of the concert, they were dressed as super heroes and princesses and sang, Jesus, You’re My Super Hero! We also had an encore, too called by our audience! 🙂
• Purim Festival 2018
On Feb. 28 we celebrated “Purim” which is written in the book of Esther in the Bible. We had a guest from Israel who told us the origin of “Purim,” how it is celebrated in the world, and why we dress up in various costumes on the day. Cookies called “Oznei Haman (Haman’s ear)” which is essential to celebrate “Purim” were given and the students were dressed up in various costumes and enjoyed the day.
• Exhibition Day!
All parents and grandparents were overjoyed to see their child’s and grandchild’s art works! WELL DONE STUDENTS! GOOD JOB!
• Christmas Party!
• DANCE Talent Show
Besides cute dance, the students performed hip-hop dance, too. You all were so cool!
• Solfege class by our Professional Teacher!
• Music Concert 2017
• Students learning the proper way to wash their hands.