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- I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/Aux_3KLxjkQ?a Bringing magic into the classroom: Tim Rylands at TEDxThessaloniki 1 year ago
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- I liked a @YouTube video from @makemegenius youtu.be/SdprpVCIhu0?a Humans Life Cycle Video for Kids - Science for Kids 4 years ago
- Let’s Move! Living it up this summer in Haruna!
- Outdoor Japan Adventure for Kids!
- Outdoor Fun Guranteed!Can’t believe after months of wrangling we were able to hold an Open House in Gunma! So we were dancing the day away, sliding down mountain hills, smacking on s’mores, and escaping the Tokyo humidity! It was great to meet … Continue reading →
- Doctor Orders Bored Children to Go OutsideYoung, nimble, lightening bug like creatures with eyes as big as owls, tongues as long as lizards, mouths as big as the ocean, and a need for 10 minutes of sleep a night, are the summer creatures of Japan, and … Continue reading →
- Black Stripe Presents:Fat PigBLACK STRIPE THEATER is BACK! From the same people who, over the last four years have brought you -Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, Victoria Station, The Hothouse & The Homecoming; David Mamet’s Glengarry Glenross; Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman; … Continue reading →
- Charge your mobile phone while you camp! Only in Japan!Kooky gadgets are pretty common in Japan. You can find tons of books that show strange and unusual products that Japanese inventors have created. Like the one I found on Amazon, The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions. Mobile … Continue reading →
- 5 Camp Myths DebunkedMyth: Camping is all about hiking, swimming, fishing and catching bugs. Truth: There are a variety of camping programs. Each one offers different types of focus and activities. It’s best to assess your child’s needs and decide if a traditional … Continue reading →
- What Kids Crave in SummerKids can’t wait for school to end so their fun can begin! But you and I both know, that after a while, the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” pops up over and over again. How do you curb your child’s cravings … Continue reading →
- Seth Godin Talks CampThe ones who are thriving and succeeding are the ones who are acting like they’re at camp. -Seth Godin If you are an avid reader of Seth Godin then you know he uses a lot of camp references. Maybe camping … Continue reading →
- Outdoors Gunma, JapanAn avalanche of rain greeted me at Annakaharuna Station located in the deep recesses of Gunma. I looked around the small Shinkansen (train) stop and wondered where am I? I was soon greeted by Patric Spohn owner and proprietor of … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Strategies
How will you explain this natural disaster turned tragedy to your child? One thing that children love to talk about is pooping and farting. There are tons of books that are dedicated to bodily functions. The next time your child is with his/her friends listen in on what they are talking about. You will definitely hear a fascination with defecation that frankly we never get over. I mean, think about the tons of Hollywood films that use defecation as the punchline of their movie. Continue reading
Personally, I think one of the most abused accents is the Jamaican accent. Many people listen to a couple of Bob Marley and/or Peter Tosh records and think if they throw in a a “Hey, mon!” or “Irie, irie!” then they sound Jamaican. Sorry folks, but it’s just not that easy! Continue reading
Materials: Cardboard Gluestick Construction paper colored pencils (optional) sequins (sequins) Directions: 1) Trace any letter onto the construction paper. 2) Cut out the letter. 3) Trace construction paper and glue it to the cardboard. 4) Decorate the letter with glitter … Continue reading
Today I was so happy to be at work! I know, you don’t hear that everyday, but it’s true. At the beginning of the year my students were like church mice, huddling in the corner, hiding in their uniforms and … Continue reading
My first year at the school left me frustrated when we cooked and we used recipes and one child would say over and over again, “What is a recipe?” For some reason that word didn’t stick. We used it quite often and I couldn’t understand why this child had a hard time grasping that word. Continue reading
1. Don’t force them to join the group! 2. Keep your voice bright and upbeat! 3. Include them with thumbs up and high-fives! 4. As soon as one catches your eye, draw him into the group. 5. Move quickly from … Continue reading
The other day one of my Korean students and I greeted one another. I said, “Hello, how are you?” Her reply, “I’m happy.” A response like this always unnerves me. A more natural response could be, “I’m okay.”, “I’m great!”, … Continue reading
Through poems, rhymes and little ditties children can add a bit of zing to their language. Continue reading