Welcome to our Halloween Party!!

Beanstalk’s annual Halloween Party will be held on October 31st- Halloween Night!

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We have a fun night planned, with a visit to Kotobukiso retirement home, a dance performance from our preschool students, a dinner party at Amandan Terrace, and finally the finale- our famous Trick or Treat parade!
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Due to weather there may be some changes in the schedule.
Please check back to this blog for details!
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Summer School 2017 Report pt. 3

We had a great time at Summer School!
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Our second half of Summer School began with learning about “Autumn” and a field trip to go grape picking for our older students!
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We picked lots of yummy grapes to eat.
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After eating, we played in the river trying to catch small fish.
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Back at school, we did a lot of experiments….
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Made some fun seasonal crafts…
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And of course, played outside with our friends!
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Summer School 2017

Our last field trip was to the Nagoya Science Museum!
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We hope to see you at Summer School next year!
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Summer School 2017 pt. 2 : Camp!

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Everyone was super excited for our overnight camping trip this summer. Even the bus ride down was great!
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This year, some of our graduates joined as junior staff to lend a hand! They were such a big help.
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We started the day with some fun and games inside…
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…and as soon as the weather cleared up, went outside to move around!
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For dinner, all students helped barbecue grill meat, sausages and veggies.
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And as soon as it got dark, we headed to the bonfire. It was many students’ first time to try ‘smores, a traditional campfire treat.
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Summer School 2017

The next day, everyone took a walk together in the wilderness.
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Thanks again to our Junior Staff for taking care of the little ones!
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After breakfast in our cabins, it was time for our next adventure.
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We headed to Shikokuyama: Kaori no Mori to make adorable character candles…
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and have a big lunch of a local treat: “Genki-dama Burgers”, hot dogs and ayu fish!
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It was time to head back to school… this time, the bus ride was quiet.
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We hope you can join us again next year!
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Summer School 2017 Report pt. 1

We had a great time at Summer School! This year, we focused on the Four Seasons. Each week of our Summer School session was used to learn lots about each different season, using science, books and crafts to help us learn.

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The first week, our theme was the season of “Spring”.

Older students performed lots of experiments, including this one to see how seeds grow under different conditions.
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Summer School 2017

We took a trip to Morikoro Park to learn all about nature and the plants around us.
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Summer School 2017
At Morikoro park we made our own picture frame using objects from nature.
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Summer School 2017

We also made some “chirashi-zushi” using yummy vegetables that grow during the spring.
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Summer School 2017

The second week we learned about “Summer”!

Wow, that’s what happens during a rainstorm! Deedee students learned about the weather.
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Students participated it lots of traditional summer activities like smashing open watermelons…..

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catching cold noodles flowing down a bamboo slide…
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Summer School 2017

and of course, playing in the pool!
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We also went on a special overnight camping trip with our older students… please read about it in the next post! To be continued!

2017 Tanabata Festival

We had a great time celebrating Tanabata here at Beanstalk!

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Tanabata is the ancient Chinese folktale where Orihime, the princess, and Hikoboshi, the prince, try to meet across the milky way.
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We celebrate by writing our own wishes and hanging them on a bamboo branch.
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Students have been working since May for this special day.
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Each class sang a song by themselves.
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Next, all classes joined together to sing and play their instruments.
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Deedee Deer Class
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Robby Rabbit Class
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May everyone’s wishes come true!

Centrair Sky Marching Festival 2017

We were honored to recieve an invitation to participate in the 2nd Centrair Sky Marching Festival on May 27th! Beanstalk students and graduates participated as “Beanstalk Drum Company” and sang, danced and played the drums.

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Younger students sang and danced to two songs: “Skidamarink” and “I Can Sing a Rainbow”.
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Wow, we could see ourselves on the big screen!
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Older students played “Danger Zone” and “You Might Think I’m Crazy” from CARS on the drums.
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It was so exciting to perform in front of a lot of people!
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We are so grateful for this opportunity, and so appreciative of the support of our Beanstalk families.

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Summer School 2017 申し込み開始致しました!

We invite you to attend our 2107 Summer School this year!

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We have lots of fun trips planned, including the Nagoya Science Museum, Morikoro Park, Minami Chita Beachland, and going grape picking!

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We will also be going on an overnight summer camp for students 5 and older!

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Of course, we also have a lot of fun activities planned at school!
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Younger students will be playing in the pool and sprinkler to keep cool.
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Doing lots of crafts, activities, and of course learning how to read, and write using the Zoo-phonics method!
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We are going for an overnight camp at Green Plaza Miyama this year! For more details, please see the flyer below:



楽しいお月見 September Tsukimi Party

9月14日、Beanstalkではお月見団子を作りました。真っ白くて丸いお団子は秋の満月に見えますね!
Students at Beanstalk celebrated the Japanese holiday of Tsukimi by making dango dumplings! These white, round dumplings represent the big, white full moon of the “15th night”.

自分たちで材料を正しく計り、ボールに入れてミックスするのは年中さん以上のお仕事です。未就園児さんと年少さんはコロコロ丸めてまん丸なお団子を作りました

We had a lot of fun measuring and mixing the dough!

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テクスチャーを楽しみながら、形を整えまーるいお団子の出来上がりです!

Everybody is good at rolling the little dumplings with their hands.

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作ったお団子は食後のデザートとしていただきました。

Of course, eating the dumplings is the best part!

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3-4歳ロビーラビットクラス Robby Rabbit Class
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4-5歳DDディアクラス Deedee Deer Class 1
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5-6歳DDディアクラス Deedee Deer Class 2
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2016 Summer School Applications Open! サマースクール申し込み受付5/30よりスタート

ビーンストークでは、インターナショナルプリスクールの夏休み期間を利用し、下記の日程においてサマースクールを開校いたします。つきましては、5月30日より申し込み開始とさせていただき、定員になり次第締め切ります。

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対象 スクール内部生2歳〜、
外部の方は3歳以上母子分離ができている方〜小6まで

2-3歳 & 幼児7/19〜8/30  全21日間 (8/31スポット預かり有り)
小学生7/21-〜8/31 全20日間
全日参加者は指定日以外の延長保育料をサービスさせていただく特典あり!(English Speakerに限る)

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今年のサマースクールテーマは「いろいろな植物」とし、全21日間を通じ様々な植物について学びます。毎日行われるZoo-phonicsの時間は、お子様の「読む力」と「書く力」を育て、 1日を通し英語でコミュニケーションをとることや英語でアクティビティーを実践することは「聴く力」、「話す力」を育てます。これらの4技能(「読む力」•「書く力」•「聴く力」•「話す力」)をバランスよく育てることにより、お子様の英語力を総合的に伸ばし定着させます。

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スケジュール&各週のテーマ :: Schedule and Weekly Theme

(トリップは基本4歳児より参加可。内部生はロビーラビットクラスより)

1st -7/19〜7/22 –変わった植物 : Strange Plants
7/21 多肉植物鉢植え作り@ビーンストーク インストラクター指導あり。
自分で植えた鉢をひと鉢ずつお持ち帰り。

2nd- 7/25〜7/29 – 身の回りの樹木 : Plants Around Us
7/27瀬戸市海上の森にて名古屋環境大学によるレクチャー
内容:「身近な樹木の見分け方」と題し、里山に生える身近な樹木の
観察を中心に、樹木の名前、見分け方、人との関わりについて学ぶ。
地域の自然に愛着や関心を持つきっかけ作り。

3rd – 8/1〜8/5 – いろいろな環境で育つ植物 : Plants in Different Places
8/5「フルーツパーク」ブルーベリー狩りジャム作り
ブルーベリーでジャム作り体験。昼食&フレッシュジュース付

4th – 8/22〜8/26 – 何かに使われている植物 : Useful Plants
8/22 デンパークトリップ 花の万華鏡制作 パン焼き体験
お昼は焼きたてのパンのランチ付き。万華鏡お持ち帰り。

5th- 8/29,30 – 食べられる植物 : Edible Plants
モクモクファームトリップ・モクモク英語合宿詳細は別紙参照
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トリップに行けない2-3歳、スクール希望の4歳はスクールにてお預かり。

8/31は幼児以下も希望者はスポットでお預かり可能です。(幼児以下の方の全日コースは8/30までです)

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今年もいくつかトリップをご用意し、テーマ学習は外部インストラクターに依頼するなど、より専門的で充実した内容をご提供できるよう準備万端整えてお子様をお迎えいたします。毎年愛知県の内外から大勢のお子様にお越しいただく プログラムですが、通常のプリスクールと同様レベル分けを徹底しています。各レベルに応じたアプローチで、ご参加いただく皆さま全員にとって実り多いサマーになることをお約束します!

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2016 スプリングスクールレポート Spring School Report

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ビーンストークではインターナショナルプリスクールの春休み期間を利用し、2週間のスプリングスクールを開校しました。今回も名古屋市内はもとより愛知県内からたくさんの子供たちに参加していただき、楽しく内容の濃い2週間を過ごすことができました。本日はそちらの様子をご覧いただきます。
We had lots of fun learning about the foods produced right here in Aichi during the two weeks of 2016 Spring School at Beanstalk. Please take a look at some of the things we did!

今年のスプリングスクールはランチパーティーからスタートしました。昨年のサマー以降「コミュニティープライド」をテーマに掲げ、地元の特徴を地形や歴史など様々な観点から学習してきました。もちろん一日中英語で生活するビーンストークでは、普段住み慣れているコニュニティーの事も英語で習います。地元に愛着を持ち、歴史を知ることは子供たちが将来海外に出られた際きっと役に立つと思います。初日のクッキングでは、地元の名産「いなり寿司」、「ういろ」を作りました。
We kicked off our Spring School session with a lunch party! We made two famous dishes: inari sushi, and uiro for dessert.
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Younger students made uiro, enough for everyone to share! It was fun mixing and measuring the ingredients. Older students helped cook side dishes: sausages, veggies and potatoes. Everyone made their own inari sushi.
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シーズナルスクールの楽しみのひとつに、遠くに住むお友達との再会があります。また、新しいお友達もできますよ!
It was great to see our old friends and make new friends, too!
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「コミュニティープライド」をテーマにしたシーズナルスクールは今回で3度目です。最終回をしめくくるサブテーマとして、地元の特産品を習いました。
Students learned about three famous products that Aichi produces: Yagoto carrots, eel, and Nagoya kochin chickens. We did reading and made crafts based on these themes.
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名古屋市が誇る日本でも屈指のプラネタリウム、今回は運よく団体鑑賞をすることができました。真っ暗な館内はドキドキワクワクの連続でした。
Students took a trip to the Nagoya Science Museum to learn and enjoy the planetarium!
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お味噌工場見学の前に大豆について予習をしていきました。それぞれ自分の大豆を育てて毎日観察し、芽が出てきたときには大喜び!!
Soy products are a staple food here in Japan. For the second week, students studied the life cycle of beans, and germinated their own soybeans, leading up to learning how miso is made. Students all germinated soybeans in their own “greenhouses”.
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地元特産品の筆頭は何といっても八丁味噌です!岡崎のカクキューさんでは、工場内を見学させていただき、その後は岡崎城でお花見をしました。
Older students took a trip to Okazaki to the Kaku-kyu Miso Company. We heard a lecture about how miso is made and took a tour through the storehouse.
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お城へ行く前にちょっと寄り道をして、ケンミンショーでもお馴染み「大正庵」さんでお昼をいただきました。
Afterward, we all ate udon noodles at a famous noodle house.
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桜の綺麗な時期に素敵な思い出がいっぱいできました。See you at Summer school!
We had a great time at Spring School! Hope to see you here!
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