Posted in October 2012

Supporting the Ecuadorian Embassy!

Supporting the Ecuadorian Embassy!

On Thursday, our full staff had the unique opportunity to help out at a gala for the Embassy of Ecuador in Japan. Though we were “working,” we were truly treated like guests at this fantastic event that welcomed over 70 people! We indulged in Ecuador’s delicious foods, served by Hotel Okura in Roppongi-Itchome. Quinoa, an … Continue reading

Next Wednesday…… 10:00 3:00 5:00

Next Wednesday…… 10:00 3:00 5:00

HALLOWEEN!!!!!!! Come one! Come all! To a great event celebrated around the world. Here we will have many spooky things going on. I can’t tell you how spooky but it will be great. Come dressed up in costumes and have a great scary time!!!! Come dressed up in costumes and have a great scary time!!!! … Continue reading

Destination? Turkey!

Destination? Turkey!

This month we will have an event at the Turkish cultural center on October 28th. The toddlers have been doing some things to get ready for it! Above, they are learning a Turkish dance with our dance teacher, Jeff. Below, they are making the flags of Turkey.  We are almost ready to “go” to Turkey. … Continue reading

After School Science: Playdough!

After School Science: Playdough!

Last month in our Science class, we tried to recreate one of my American childhood favorites – Playdough!  Playdough is like clay, but it comes in many colors and since it doesn’t dry, you can keep molding different shapes, animals, or anything you want! For our SOMOS Playdough, we mixed globs of glue with handfuls … Continue reading

After School Art: Turkish Textiles

After School Art: Turkish Textiles

This week in our After School Art class, we worked on a Turkish textile that will be used in our Turkish dance at the embassy event later this month. First, we studied the very intricate designs of real Turkish textiles and art. Wow, there are so many beautiful geometric patterns! We then picked out some … Continue reading

A Turkish Visitor

A Turkish Visitor

This month in our Media class, we are studying about Turkey! The country, not the bird obviously!  For our first Media class in October, we were lucky enough to welcome a Turkish exchange student to our school. Muhammet Huseyin Samirtkan who studies math at Nippon University, gave a presentation about his homeland, covering culture, food, … Continue reading

The Colors of Our Hearts

The Colors of Our Hearts

  The kids learned different feelings such as happy, sad, great and angry and then they represented each feeling through colors. The kids chose the colors which they thought would best represent those feelings. For example, happy hues were largely blue, lavender, orange and pink. These colors really represented the kids’ hearts!