Daily Program (sample of ordinary day)
Teachers and students greet each other with greetings like “Good morning”, “How are you?” and the students repeat and reply accordingly. The teachers then ask for their attendance cards, “Passport, please!” and the students respond “Here you are!” and “Thank you” and receive a sticker for their passport where it is then dated.
Students can relax and settle in with the teacher and classmates by playing together and at the same time learn vocabulary. It is a relaxed and fun setting including popular background music.
Along with the clean up song, everybody works together to clean up the toys they used during playtime. Students learn to work as a team to get the work done faster and enjoyably.
Everybody gathers together in the centre of the room to sing and dance to the “Hello Song”, and two songs of focus for the month. We also have a unique rythmique series of songs that students learn to sing and perform actions simultaneously.
English Conversation Themes:
Students settle down in a circle together to practice answering questions like “What’s your name?” “How old are you?” and “Where do you live?” During this time, the children learn to sit down and pay attention to the teacher. Also during this time the class studies the monthly curriculum through repetition and games. This is the point students are able to converse and learn about a range of different themes such as the alphabet, animals, occupations, colors etc.
Toilet Time, Book time:
Students learn to sit and read English books with the native teacher and take turns going to the toilet with the Japanese teacher. We have a variety of books that range in level for all young readers.
Everybody gets themselves ready to go outside and then go for a walk together and learn the English names of anything they may see along the way. At a nearby park, students have the chance to refresh themselves by playing together outside whether it being in the sand box or bouncing a ball around.
Students and teachers eat lunch together. The children get to practice using their own cutlery and correct table manners. It is another great opportunity to learn vocabulary.
Students learn to play together, playing team games and as a group.
Students develop the small muscles in their hands while drawing with crayons, playing with play dough etc. This can be a very creative time for students and they are encouraged to express themselves freely as well as follow directions from the teacher.
Using blocks, and puzzles etc, students can exercise their mental agility.
To relax at the end of a long day, students can sit and listen to a story told by the teacher using the popular talking cards.
At the end of the lesson, everyone sits together in a circle and has their bags and passports returned. Then it’s time for students to join hands, sing the “Goodbye song” together and then go back to their parents.