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Easter Party!!!

Hello and welcome to April’s special lesson blog!

This month everyone at Sunrise put lots and lots of work into preparing for our big Easter party! In the afternoons leading up to the big day, the Fluttery Butterflies (with the help of the Shinies) made beautiful rabbit hats for the entire school to wear. We cut, glued, stapled and learned how to tie two rubber bands together – all very useful new skills! During the week, each class also made their own Easter baskets to put any eggs they found at the party in them. It was lots of work but lots of fun too!

Finally the big day arrived! The Sunrise kids were split into two teams and each team hid their eggs in either Clover or Daisy room. Then the teams switched classrooms and searched high and low for any eggs they could find! It was brilliant fun and at the end of the day each team came away with one victory.

But when we were searching we found some special eggs too! Who could have hidden them in the room? And inside the eggs was a picture of one of the cupboards in Violet room. What was going on???

There was nothing to do but investigate! The Sunrise kids all went into Violet room and, inside the cupboard, they found a delicious stash of eggs, biscuits and candy – all left courtesy of the Easter Bunny! We certainly enjoyed eating them after lunch!

Afterwards we went to the park where we had a great time doing a bunny race. Everyone put in lots of cute effort as we hopped our way across the park.

A cute little bunny!

A cute little bunny!

Searching for eggs!

Searching for eggs!

How many eggs can you find?

How many eggs can you find?

The butterfly classes searching high and low!

The butterfly classes searching high and low!

How many eggs can you find?

How many eggs can you find?

Looking, looking, looking!

Looking, looking, looking!

Look how many eggs I found!

Look how many eggs I found!

The little caterpillars counting their eggs!

The little caterpillars counting their eggs!

Counting the eggs!

Counting the eggs!

Yay! We won!

Yay! We won!

Looking for more eggs in Violet room...

Looking for more eggs in Violet room…

Hurray! The Easter Bunny left us presents!

Hurray! The Easter Bunny left us presents!

On the way to the park for more Easter fun!

On the way to the park for more Easter fun!

With a smile and a wave away we go!

With a smile and a wave away we go!

The bunny races are underway!

The bunny races are underway!

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Too much fun!

Too much fun!

Hopping to the finish line!

Hopping to the finish line!

Go little bunny!

Go little bunny!

Too cute!

Too cute!

At the finish line!

At the finish line!

That's one cute bunny!

That’s one cute bunny!

Fun at the park!

Fun at the park!

Swing away!

Swing away!

Everyone had a great time!

Everyone had a great time!

All in all it was a fantastic day for everyone at Sunrise!

Performance Day Event

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson!

February has ended and the rainy month of March is now upon us. Let us reflect on all the great times we had this February. On the 22nd of February, we had the long awaited for… Performance Day event!

Getting ready for the show!

Getting ready for the show!

A classic tale

A classic tale

Performance Day is a big deal, here at Sunrise International School. In Japan, it is often called Tanoshimikai, which roughly translates to “Fun Time Party”, which is fairly accurate. While Performance Day is a big event, that we practice hard for, we still have a fun time practicing for it, and an even greater time with the actual performance!

The march hare

The march hare

Off with her head!

Off with her head!

With their parents coming to the event, the students were very excited and gave their best performance they could. While lines were forgotten and beats to dancing were missed, it was still a great performance that everyone loved! With so many different performances, such as dances, songs, instrumental playing and theatrical plays, the event was outstanding, with friends and family very proud of the students for their special performances.

The Hungry Caterpillar cast!

The Hungry Caterpillar cast!

Our amazing costumes!

Our amazing costumes!

The Fluttery Butterfly class!

The Fluttery Butterfly class!

As you can see, the students really enjoyed having Performance Day, and are excited to impress their parents next year, with an even better event! We can`t wait to see it!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!!!

We made it into 2019 and that means we’re nearing the end of the 2018 school year. But that we’re not quite there yet so we need to stay busy and finish the last couple of months strong!

We started the month (and the year) by talking about and depicting our adventures from the winter holiday. Some of us went to shrines, some of us watched fireworks and some of us even went camping! But no matter what we did, we all had lot’s of fun! So let’s see what some of us did.

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A trip to see grandpa and grandma led to receiving otoshidama!

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A camping trip led to making new friends and building a snowman!

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Happy New Year from the Little Caterpillars!

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We used paint and paper to create a beautiful fireworks display!

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Very colorful fireworks indeed!

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Incredible artistic skills displayed by the Shiny Butterfly class!

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Family visits and trips abroad. We all had lots and lots of fun!

So there you have it. A wonderful holiday spent doing all manner of things. We also started performance day practice but that’s a secret.

Christmas!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson blog!

This month at Sunrise we’ve been focused one very special day – Christmas! We’ve been working hard learning some wonderful songs, we’ve made some beautiful craft and some stunning hats! It was lots of work heading into the big day but we’re pleased to say that everything came together superbly.

And what could be better on Christmas than a special visit from the big man himself – Santa! Everyone here was thrilled when he arrived and shared some beautiful presents with us all!

We hope you had a great Christmas too and enjoy a well-earned winter break!

Waiting for the Christmas games to start!

Waiting for the Christmas games to start!

 

The games are underway!

The games are underway!

Flip the cards to make them red or green!

Flip the cards to make them red or green!

Go, go, go!

Go, go, go!

Winner are grinners!

Winner are grinners!

The next game is underway!

The next game is underway!

Waiting anxiously for the next round to get underway...

Waiting anxiously for the next round to get underway…

'Let's go!!!'

‘Let’s go!!!’

 

Ready, set, go!

Ready, set, go!

Focused on winning!

Focused on winning!

The joy of victory!

The joy of victory!

Joy on Christmas!

Joy on Christmas!

Let's go everyone!

Let’s go everyone!

Listening closely to story time before...

Listening closely to story time before…

Here he comes!

Here he comes!

It's Santa Claus!

It’s Santa Claus!

Asking questions to Santa!

Asking questions to Santa!

Enjoy special times with Santa!

Enjoy special times with Santa!

Enjoying our final Christmas at Santa!

Enjoying our final Christmas at Santa!

 

 

Thanksgiving Party!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson!

 

 

November has finally come to an end and now Christmas is right around the corner. Although November has finished, we still have some amazing memories from this month, especially our amazing Thanksgiving Party!

 

For those of you, who are not familiar with Thanksgiving Day, it is a special holiday in the United States of America, where we gather together with all our friends and family, join together for a huge feast, and give thanks for all the good things we have in our life. This tradition stems all the way back, when pilgrims from Europe came to North America, and were saved by the Native Americans, by helping the pilgrims survive the harsh winter. Afterwards, the pilgrims and Native Americans gathered together with their friends and family, and had a large feast together, using all the different foods they grew as well as any fish or meat they caught. The reason they had this feast was to “Give Thanks” for helping each other and was celebrated each year, usually before Winter, where food was harvested/hunted, and became the holiday Thanksgiving.

The Fluterry Butterfly Class

The Fluttery Butterfly Class

The Shiny Butterfly Class

The Shiny Butterfly Class

The Hungry and Little Caterpillar Classes.

The Hungry and Little Caterpillar Classes.

 

We carry on this tradition each year now, as Thanksgiving Day. Since the students are thankful for so many things, we decided to have our own Thanksgiving party here in Japan, so the students can talk about what they are thankful for, as well as have a nice meal together with friends.

 

They brought the turkey!

They brought the turkey!

Someone REALLY likes their dessert.

Someone REALLY likes their dessert.

A Yummy Turkey

A Yummy Turkey

What a wonderful feast!

What a wonderful feast!

Make sure everyone gets a "turkey leg".

Make sure everyone gets a “turkey leg”.

 

The students even created amazing paper crafts of traditional Thanksgiving foods! They created peas, mashed potatoes, corn, bread rolls, pumpkin pie and of course…TURKEY!

Sitting Nicely for the Thanksgiving feast.

Sitting Nicely for the Thanksgiving feast.

Everyone is enjoying their "meal".

Everyone is enjoying their “meal”.

The students made all of these tasty looking foods!

The students made all of these tasty looking foods!

Turkey Bowling!

Turkey Bowling!

It looks so good!

It looks so good!

Don`t eat it all at once!

Don`t eat it all at once!

Our silly little turkeys!

Our silly little turkeys!

Our pilgrims and Native Americans doing the Chicken Dance together.

Our pilgrims and Native Americans doing the Chicken Dance together.

 

As you can see, the students really enjoyed having Thanksgiving with their friends and teachers, and they seem very excited for next year`s event.

 

October 2018 – Sports Day and Halloween!

Hello there everyone and welcome to the special lesson blog for October 2018!
This month we actually have TWO topics for you to enjoy! Both Sports Day and the Halloween Party were held during October so we’ll tell you all about both events!
So here’s what went on.

Sports Day 2018!

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Getting ready for the relay race!

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Faster than a speeding bullet!

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Stronger than an ox!

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Perfect form, I can feel the breeze from that fan!

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Supermaaaan!

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The Sunrise Bridge is strong enough to support a cruise liner!

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What a fantastic Sports Day! Thank you to everyone who joined!

Halloween 2018!

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We had a VERY scary music time with Mr. Justin!

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Where’s Wally? There she is, at Sunrise of course!

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Popcorn for everyone! A delicious costume indeed!

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An unusual princess but one of the most beautifu we have ever seen!

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Batman came to make sure the criminals didn’t disturb the party!

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A member of the Paw Patrol also came by to lend a helping paw!

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The Gecko took a break from fighting crime at night to fighting the runway in the day!

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Beware of the deadly Ninja and his terrifying ninja stars!

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Trick or Treat!

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Here’s some candy!

So that is our blog for October 2018! We’re so happy you could make this a super fun and super spooky month all rolled into one!

Grandparent’s Day!!!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson blog!

 

Along with lots of sports day practice, this month at Sunrise we have spent some time talking and learning about our Grandparents. We have also made some beautiful presents for our grandparents. The caterpillars made some beautiful plates with some photos, the Shinies made a wonderful card with a very special message on the back. The Flutteries put lots of time and effort into making their cards as well – everyone had a wonderful time and we hope that everyone enjoyed receiving them.

 

Preparing our crafts with love!

Preparing our crafts with love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting, gluing and writing!

Cutting, gluing and writing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All the Shinies are working hard!

All the Shinies are working hard!

Caterpillar fun!

Caterpillar fun!

Working hard with our friends!

Working hard with our friends!

 

 

Our beautiful project is coming together!

Our beautiful project is coming together!

Painting our hands is always so much fun!

Painting our hands is always so much fun!

 

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Everybody is working hard with fun and love!

Everybody is working hard with fun and love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Shinies proudly showing off their cards!

The Shinies proudly showing off their cards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fluttery class!!

The Fluttery class!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal School and Swimming Pool

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson!

With September around the corner, and October coming soon, it is hard to believe that summer is almost over. We wish we could make it last just a little bit longer.

Speaking of summer, this month we reached the end of our 4 weeks of seasonal school and as well as reached the end of Summer here at Sunrise International School. Although summer has finished, we still made fond memories and had a great time!

For Seasonal School, we had our students from our After School program join us for the whole school day, where they got to have fun and enjoy our many activities. We got to enjoy swimming lessons, as well as spending time with our younger students. We also visited many fun and interesting places, such as the Log House, the Nogeyama Zoo and the Hamagin Space Science Center.

I wonder where they are going.

I wonder where they are going.

The water looks nice and cool.

The water looks nice and cool.

Fun time in the sun!

Fun time in the sun!

What silly students we have!

What silly students we have!

These are silly too!

These are silly too!

Can I keep it!?

Can I keep it!?

Looks like a fun place!

Looks like a fun place!

That`s a huge snake!

That`s a huge snake!

Made a friend?

Made a friend?

Cool place for a photo!

Cool place for a photo!

GIRAFFE!

GIRAFFE!

It`s so cute!

It`s so cute!

A tiny little buddy!

A tiny little buddy!

He is so soft!

He is so soft!

Why am I upside down?

Why am I upside down?

Having fun in the name of SCIENCE!

Having fun in the name of SCIENCE!

That looks fun to do! I want to try!

That looks fun to do! I want to try!

Anti-gravity pucks?

Anti-gravity pucks?

Learning some real cool physics.

Learning some real cool physics.

Our Diary about what we learned for Seasonal School

Our Diary about what we learned for Seasonal School

Aside from visiting all the above areas, we also learned about Space here at Sunrise. Every day, the students learned something new about space; ranging from learning the planets of the solar systems, different celestial bodies, all the way to learning how each planet/body is different and what makes each one so unique. All of the students enjoyed learning about their solar system and the galaxy.

Aside from learning about space, we also created special diaries to share our experiences and memories with one another. Everyone practiced writing how to say and write what their favorite activity for that day was, as well as draw what they did for that day. They created so many beautiful pictures and excited our younger students, who wish to create their own diaries in the future!

 

Our Season School may have come to an end, but we were glad we got to enjoy it with so many intelligent and joyous students these last 4 weeks. We hope they have just as much fun this Fall as they did for this Summer! Thank you all for joining in and we hope you all are excited for our next big thing; Sport`s Day! Be sure to check it out!

Father’s Day

This month has been a very special one here at Sunrise because this month we learned all about father’s day! We learned why we have this special day, discussed some of the things that our father’s do for us. We have also all made beautiful neck-tie presents for our father’s! The caterpillars made some colourful ties with a picture on the back, the shinies made a beautiful tie with a very special message written on the back, and the Flutteries made a wonderful tie too with a picture of their father’s face on top along with some special messages pinned to the front.
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Some of the Shinies learning about their fathers!

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Drawing our father’s face!

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We love you daddy!]

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Writing our beautiful messages!

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The start of our beautiful necktie!

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Putting our wonderful presents together!

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A beautiful present for daddy!

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We love you sooooooo much!

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Two friends drawing beautiful pictures!

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I want to be as cool as you, daddy!

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We love you lots and lots!

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Daddy’s beautiful girl!

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Making our beautiful present!

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The shinies with their wonderful present!

 

Everyone at Sunrise, staff and students, would like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all the father’s out there who all do so much for us. We hope you enjoyed your presents as much as we enjoyed making them for you!

Mother`s Day and Planting Day!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson!

Now that May is here, we can start to enjoy Spring and the warmer weather. This month, we had two special events occur; We had Mother`s Day, a great holiday where we show our appreciation to everything our Mother`s do for us, and we had Planting Day, a day where all the students at Sunrise gather together to grow different plants and flowers for summer.

This month at Sunrise, we sang songs to celebrate Mother`s Day and give praise for how much our mothers do for us. We learned to say I love you, Thank You Mom, Happy Mother`s Day and so much more. We also talked about all the special things that mothers do for their children, by making them breakfast, taking them to the park, playing with them, helping them when their sick and washing our clothes, to just name a few. We made special flowers and cards for our mothers as a special thanks for everything they do.

 

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Aside from celebrating Mother`s Day, we also had a special eventcalled Planting Day.

The students got to go outside and see all the things needed to make plants grow. They then filled flower pots with soil, planted seeds, and now water the plants every day when they come to Sunrise School. Each day, the students get to see how much their plant grows, starting from a seedling, until it sprouts, begins to flower and grows their fruit or vegetable. The Butterflies decided to grow tomatoes and eggplants, while the Caterpillars are growing Morning Glory flowers. The students are having a great time watching their plants grow! Be sure to come by and see what we have grown so far!

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Learning about plants.

Learning about plants.

 

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Give lots of water, but not too much.

Give lots of water, but not too much.

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This turns into a flower?

This turns into a flower?

 

We are planting seeds?

We are planting seeds?

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Water please!

Water please!

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