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Summer school 2017  〜Week3〜

Week 3 is Imagination World!

The theme for the third week of summer school was based on the exciting and fun filled “Imagination World” and its motto “Let’s go Lego”.

Each day’s activities were aligned with different educational goals and given different island names, for example Color Island.

imagination worldのMapには色々な島が!!

みんなでボートを漕いで、島までlet’s go!


block island
この日のパスワードは「let’s go lego!」

まずはみんなで色々な素材を使って、オリジナルのBlock man作り




Color Island was exciting from the start because all the teachers and kids were wearing colorful clothes.

Our theme song was also based on colors – “If you wearing red, shake your head ………….”

Color Island’s second activity was mixing primary color to make a secondary color.

The colors were chosen depending on the age group of kids.

I saw many of the kids getting very excited by the result of such mixing, some of them even clapped.

Color Island’s most favorite activity for the kids was “pool body paint”.

All kids firstly enjoyed mixing body paint colors and applying such colors all over their bodies.

Our painted little ones then went inside the pool to enjoy water in a colorful manner.

On our Color Island, the last activity was color recognition.

The rest of the kids had to recognize the theory of the ball was the ballon when the music stopped was the need for picking a colored ball from the box.


Number islandまでボートを漕いで
Row Row Row your boat♫と毎朝元気な声が響いていました



number islandはnumberがいっぱい!


「let’s go to the jungle!」動物の文字の数を考えて、グループを作ります!

先生たちoriginalのnumber yoga

Day 4

Shape Island

We started Shape Island’s day with a cooking activity. Kids made different shapes of pizza base.

It was such fun for the kids to make dough on their own, carve the pizza shape and add the other ingredients.

For another fun-filled activity, the kids played a watermelon smashing game, blindfolded!!!!…We, however, played this game differently with different age groups.

While ending the Shape Island day, we played a “shape hop scotch” game.

Kids were divided in two teams and the opposite team had to choose the shape, for the playing team to hop on such shape cut outs.

Please do visit our next blog for more updates on our activities inside Funshine family!!!!


この日は待ちに待ったField Trip Island!

お台場駅に着くと「Let’s go to Lego Land♫」と
みんな元気にLego landを探しに行きました!
「over there!!!」と大興奮




Lego landを満喫し満足そうな子ども達でした



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Summer school 2017 〜week 2〜

[🐟Ocean World🐟]

Summer school Week 2は、子ども達の大好きなOcean World!!




Week Two of Summer School was oceans apart from Week One, as the FunShine kids voyaged to a world under the sea!

In Ocean World, we learned all about the amazing creatures who inhabit the 71% of the planet covered in water. We met fish, octopi, whales and more, while learning about human travel overseas as well.


Fish→魚       Squid→いか

Crab→かに       Dried Squid→スルメ

Shark→さめ      Squid jeiky→さきいか

Turtle→かめ     Soft squids roasted and shredded→ソフトいかの燻製😋


🌊 Day1:Welcome to Ocean World 🌊

On Day One, we studied the most famous sea animals and learned to move like them, too. The kids had a lot of fun swimming like fish, jumping like dolphins and spraying water like whales, all while avoiding the deadly SHARK…

We made some cute sea creatures, using our cute hands and feet. The kids practiced painting, sticking and drawing with this crabby craft.


‍🏄Day2:Ocean Olympics ☆Water play‍🏄

2日目は、Fish parts(魚の体)についてLessonを行いました


また、Pool TimeでのOlympicsでは“Sharkを追い払えshooting game”や

“いっぱい掴めfishing game”などで大盛り上がりでした!!

そしてなんと、魔法の水でslimeを作り、素敵なMini mini seaが出来上がりました♫


🚣‍♀️Day3:FunShine Marina Building Ships Craft‍🚣‍♀️

Of course, fish aren’t the only ones who move about in the ocean. On Day Three, we learned about human sea travel on ships, mostly by making our own…

The kids used all their marine motor skills, cutting, gluing, drawing, sticking and taping, to build their seaworthy vessels. The younger kids made ships from trays and cups, while their big brothers and sisters cut into some big milk cartons.

We had a blast sailing our ships, and then after lunch we learned how to behave as a ship’s crew, with the frantic listening and remembering game, Captain’s Orders.


🐳Day4:Frying Nemo☆Cooking day~Decoration Lunch~🐳







Day5:Field Trip Day~葛西臨海水族園~

Ocean World最終日は今までLessonしてきたことを踏まえ




Our trip to Kasairinkai Aqua Park was fascinating. We saw, and even touched, all kinds of amazing sea creatures. The children learned about the incredible diversity of life on this planet, and could see exhibits on how plants and animals together form so many different beautiful, fragile ecosystems. Our hopes for the future depend on our children growing up with love and respect for our environment, especially our seas and oceans. See you in Week Three!‍

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Summer school 2017 〜week 1〜


The FunShine Academy Summer School of 2017 opened with exploring the huge and amazing world of bugs.

To help the children understand these strange creatures better, the school was decorated to look like a garden full of creepy-crawlies creeping on the walls. We also brought some new friends to the school: cute snails, pill bugs, a ladybug and different kinds of cool beetles!  As expected, the Rhinoceros Beetle, known in Japan as Kabutomushi, was the most popular with our students!

Our song of the week was “The Ants Go Marching”. Our smart and brave little scientists of the bugs’ kingdom did a great job singing it every day.

And, going with the trail of busy bees, the attendance password of the week was: “Buzzing Around”!


✺Day One: Welcome to the Bugs’ World✺

On the first day of our bug week we reviewed names of creepy-crawlies that the children knew but also learnt a lot of new ones! It was amazing that so many students were able to remember names such as cicada, moth or praying mantis so easily.

After playing with the flash cards, we had a movement-based activity during which the children buzzed around pretending to be different kinds of insect. They hopped like grasshoppers, rolled up like pill bugs, bit friends and teachers like mosquitoes and many more!

We made an ant feeder filled with different kinds of food to bring to the park and check which of the foods the park ants would eat. They appeared to like sweets the best, but some of them sank in jam and curry.

In the afternoon, we had a stamp rally during which the children had to find different kinds of real life bugs from our discovery kit hidden in the rooms of the school! After everyone found all of them, we examined them carefully with our magnifying glasses!

We also made a craft; a cute pill bug that could roll into a ball and unroll whenever we wanted him to.

This day was a lot of fun and excitement, and all the activities kept us busy like bees for straight until 2 o’clock!


✺Day Two: Bugs’ Bodies✺



そこで、『世界で1つだけのBug Bottle』を作りをしました。

✺Day Three: Bugs’ Life Cycle✺

On Wednesday, we studied about stages of life of different insects. The children were interested to see how greatly the creepy crawlies can change in their short lives from a baby to an adult form.

We focused on three bugs that had the most interesting life cycles and were well known and liked by the kids: butterfly, cicada and rhinoceros beetle. A lot of the children were very familiar with the life cycle of butterflies through the story book “Very Hungry Caterpillar”!

We played with colorful pasta shaped just like the three stages of a butterfly’s life: a caterpillar, a pupa and the butterfly itself. The students chose their own pasta by asking for it in English: “I want a [yellow] [pupa]!” for the Kindies and “[Blue], please!” for the Pumpkins!

Another activity was the great cicada exoskeleton hunt. It was originally planned to be done in the park but since it was rainy, the teachers gathered a lot of exoskeletons and brought them to school to hide inside. The children had a great time searching for them among the shelves and toys.

 After lunch, we had a caterpillar race. Pumpkins and K1s had to crawl like a caterpillar into a tunnel which turned them into pupas, and go out of it as beautiful butterflies; flying. The K2s and K3s had a little harder mission to complete; they needed to turn into jumping caterpillars and hop all the way to the finish line!

It was a really nice day!

✺Day Four: Bugs Around the World✺

今回作るのは、「LadyBug pancake」。




✺Day Five: Field Trip to Toshimaen✺

The Field trip day was a great excitement that started early in the morning at Seibu Exit of Ikebukuro Station and lasted through the whole day until it was time to go home. Our destination was Toshimaen Amusement Park and its amazing Bug Museum!

Our way to the park was very pleasant as the train was empty and all the children could sit down and talk to each other about the upcoming events.

After arriving at Toshimaen park, the first thing we did was ride on a lovely train that took us all around the place. We saw a lot of wild animals such as lions, deer and even gorillas!

The next attraction was our main activity; visiting the Bug Museum. Inside, we saw all kinds of amazing insects and reptiles! There were so many different kinds of cool praying mantises (some of them looking like leaves of flowers), hundreds of colorful butterflies, gold beetles looking like a pirate treasure and so many more!

There was even a room full of different kinds of beetles for the children to not only observe, but also to touch! We saw two beetles having a fight to check which of them was stronger, which was really exciting!

After the amazing time spent at the museum we headed to eat lunch. Everyone was super hungry from all the excitement and gobbled up their lunches like the Hungry Caterpillar!

Our last attraction was riding on a beautiful Merry-Go-Round. It looked like a princess castle and the children couldn’t wait to get in the colorful carriages or on the lovely animals.

In the meantime, our Elementary School students alongside the K3s also visited the mystery house for some good thrills. Spooky!

On the way back from Toshimaen, some children dosed off while the others had fun talking with teachers and friends and enjoying the views. It surely was a fantastic field trip and a really great week! 

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Yoshikoのファンシャイン日記 〜 pre class 〜


「Fire Works」が好きなpumpkinさん。
Teacherの「Fire Works」の合図で、子どもたちは「ヒュルヒュルヒュル〜」と言いながら
体をdown downしていき、ダンゴムシのように体を丸め、

そして、今月のcraftも「Fire Works」です。
Mallとvegetable stampを使って花火を表現してみました。

『♪Row row row your boat』の曲は、ご存知ですか?



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