June in FunShine Kinder Class was all about jobs, careers, occupations; whatever you’d like to call them, the kids were super excited to jump in and get to work!
We looked at a number of interesting jobs from a number of perspectives. Sometimes, we played things fairly straight, like with translators, when we actually translated some Japanese books into English; librarians, where we categorized other books and put them in their proper place, and farmer, where we planted and tended real vegetables!
For other jobs, like firefighter, doctor and detective, we got a little more creative as unfortunately there were no actual blazes for the children to battle. Still, the kids got to experience the thrilling physical and mental aspects of many different occupations.
We also visited and interviewed a local professional, the manager of the convenience store downstairs! Of course, FunShine Teachers needed the children to translate his Japanese into English for us, which they did quite well!
We were busy with many other things in June as well! For about two weeks, we invited parents to join our lessons during Open School.
Each class made their own Father’s Day crafts as well.
STEM Day saw the kids using boxes as the base to build…anything they could imagine! Without a specific engineering problem set forth by the teachers, the kids needed to set their own goals and decide how to reach them!
Finally, though most of our Tanabata activities will be covered next month in the July blog, we had a bit of preparation to do beforehand. Look at those cool masks!
We hope you’ll join us next month, as we travel around the world for our annual look at Countries!