Our Trip to the Fire Station

We had a great time visiting the Tenpaku Fire Station!
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On November 13th, Robby Rabbit and Deedee Deer classes visited Tenpaku Fire Station. We got to see so many cool things there!

We saw the emergency vehicles, like the fire truck… we got to sit in the driver’s seat!
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Fire fighters showed us the hidden parts of the vehicles, like the hose..
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The walkie-talkie on the ambulance, and the switch for the ladder!
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We got to try on the fire fighters’ uniforms- they look great!
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Thank you so much to all the fire fighters!
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The weather was so nice, we walked to Tenpaku Park to play and have lunch.
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We had a great rest of the day playing with our friends.
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Fire Station 2017

We hope to go on another trip soon!
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Centrair Music Wings Fall 2017

We had a great time performing at Centrair Music Wings!

ビーンストークの園児たちは毎週ドラミングを練習しています。11月12日にはセントレア空港で行われた「Centrair Music Wings festival」という演奏会に招待されました。

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Once again, Beanstalk Drum Company was invited to perform at Centrair International Airport for the Centrair Music Wings festival!

セントレア空港で開かれる音楽祭には、愛知県各地からさまざまなジャンルのバンドが出演します。ビーンストークは春に続いて2回目の出演となりました。県下の有名なグループの方に混じって演奏できるなんて、なんて光栄なんでしょう!お招きいただきありがとうございます!

Here we are practicing for our turn on the big stage…

本番前の音出し練習の模様です。

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And then we got changed and ready to play! Everyone was so excited, and a little nervous, too.

演奏の前はドキドキしていましたが、いざ始まってみるといつも通り元気いっぱいのパフォーマンスができましたよ!

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We listened to the bands performing before us. It makes you want to dance!
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Robby Rabbit Class performed first:Carmen and William Tell.

年少児中心のロビーラビットクラスはクラシックのナンバー「カルメン」と「ウィリアムテル」を演奏しました。

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Deedee Deer Class 1 performed “In the Mood”

年中児中心のディーディーディアクラス1ではジャズナンバーの「インザムード」を披露しました。

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Deedee Deer Class 2 performed a medley of “Thunderstruck” “Danger Zone” and “You May Think I’m Crazy”.

年長児中心のディーディーディアクラス2は3曲メドレーのポップソングをクールに決めました!

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Go, go, Deedee 2! All the children were cheering on their friends.

上級生をみんなで応援します!

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Last, we all sang “Tomorrow” from Annie together.

最後は年少から年長まで全園児による大合唱!アニーのテーマ曲としておなじみの感動の名曲です。

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Deedee Deer Class 1
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Thank you to Centrair for this amazing opportunity, and to the families for coming out with us on a Sunday!

当日参加バンドの中では最年少でしたが、最高にエネルギッシュな演奏ができました!今度はクリスマスコンサートでのパフォーマンスを楽しみにしています!

Halloween 2017 – Beanstalk 10th Anniversary Party!

We had a great time at our Halloween Party!! This year is our 10th Anniversary, so we had an extra-special celebration.

今年ビーンストークは10周年のパーティーをかねてスペシャルなハロウィーンナイトを過ごしました!
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Students and teachers alike worked so hard on the decorations, most of which were handmade.

パーティーを飾るデコレーションは全て園児や教師の手作りです。夏休み明けから少しづつ用意して、素敵な飾りを作りました。
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今年のテーマは『Dia de Muertos』スパニッシュハロウィーンです。

デコレーションはテーマに沿ってカラフルな紙で作ったパペルピカドやお花など、見ているだけでワクワクするものがたくさんできました。

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First, we made a stop at Kotobuki-sou to visit our neighborhood grandmas and grandpas. We sang some English and Japanese songs.

当日は毎年お邪魔するシニアハウスの寿荘訪問からスタートです。

英語の歌だけではなく、秋にちなんだ童謡など居住者の皆さまと一緒に楽しめる曲を選曲しました。
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寿荘の皆さまにお贈りするプレゼントも全て手作りです!2歳児から年長さんまで全園児が少しづつ分担して作った壁飾りをお渡ししました。

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Everybody say “Cheese!”

最後はみんなで『ハイ、チーズ!』
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We are ready for the guests to arrive..! Climb up the stairs and join us!

さて、ここからは場所を移してプリスクールパフォーマンスとディナーパーティーの会場へ皆さまをご案内します。エントランスはDDクラス(年中年長さん)の手作りパンプキンで飾りました。
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テーブルセンターは教師の、ステージのサイドボードは2-3歳児クラスと3-4歳児クラスの作品を飾りました。

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ベランダを飾ったパペルピカドはサタデークラスの小学生さんにも手伝ってもらいました。青空に映えてとても綺麗でした。

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First, students sang and danced to some spooky songs!

そして、いよいよパフォーマンスの始まりです。

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Robby Rabbit Class (3~4)
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Deedee Deer Class (4~6)
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パフォーマンスの後は全園児、生徒さんをご招待してのディナーパーティーです。勤続10年のMiss Katherineキャサリン先生にはサプライズで表彰とプレゼントの授与がありました。

Then we had a dinner party with all our friends!
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Halloween 2017
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After trick-or-treating, it was time to go home. Thank you to all our students and families for making this the best Halloween yet!

ディナーの後、お菓子をもらうパレードに出発し、ハロウィーンの夜は更けていきました。たくさんの方にお越しいただき、本当に楽しくメモラブルな一夜になりました。参加していただいた皆さまに心より感謝申し上げます。

See you next year!
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次は20年を目指して日々努力してまいります。今後ともよろしくお願い致します。

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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Summer School 2017

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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Summer School 2017
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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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Summer School 2017
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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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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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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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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: