Active Learning at NLIS

2021-2022 Special Activities
School field trip to Hokutoshi Oomurasaki Center, May 2021
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Beach Day, June 2021

This is a great day where all the students and teachers dress for the beach, study ocean themes all day, listen to beach music, play ocean theme games, and have a great fun day of learning!  Kowabonga!

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Art Fair, June 2021

Every summer NLIS students participate in the schoolwide art fair.  Parents, visitors, and students are asked to leave encouraging notes to all the budding artists.  We call them "Fan Letters."  

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Japan Study, June 2021

Grades 3 through 6 studied Japan with a special focus on Yamanashi this year.  After a nice outing, we celebrated Yamanashi with Takeda Shingen Mochi and green tea.  It was delightful!

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Summer Party, July 2021

Every July the classes divide up and play water games with balloons and water guns, relays, and ice pops.  It's a great way to celebrate summer! 

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Summer School, July 2021

One week of English - reading, math, science experiments, art, drama, and play!

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Camp Literacy Day, September 2021

We had a great day reading books under our desks, playing vocabulary building games, writing letters, doing science experiments, math, art, and making s'mores.  Everything was done with a camp theme.  We usually set up big tents in the gym, but due to Corona, things had to be a bit different this year.  We still had a lot of fun!

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Literacy Camp Day

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6th-grade trip 
Disneyland December 2021
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4th & 5th graders play"What a Friend" and
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on ukuleles.

Midorigaoka Sports Park and Gym, November 2021
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Christmas Program, December 2021

All students participated in songs, concerts, or dramas this December.  

Kindergarten class
1/2 Grade class
3/4 Grade Handbells
5/6 The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever Drama
Junior High Super Hero Christmas Drama

 June 2020 Art Fair!

All students participated this year in our first New Life International Elementary and Junior High School Art Fair!  The artwork was amazing!  Here are just a few examples.  

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Beach Day!

On Friday, July 10, we dressed for the beach with flowery clothes, sunglasses, and sandals.  Everything we did on this day had a beach theme:  We listened to Hawaiin and Beach Boy songs, played ukuleles, and all subjects, science, math, and language arts had a beach theme.  This was a great day for fun and learning!

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Field trips

Sports' Day at Midorigaoka Park and Gym

Please see other activities that were done since 2017.  

Chateraise Hakushu Factory

Earth Day walk and pick up trash

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Science Museum

5th station of Mt. Fuji

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Hotaru Water Park

Earthquake and Fire Center

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Anthony's Kitchen, cooking class

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November 2019  Students went to Shosenkyo.

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The archeological museum 

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Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba

Kofu zoo

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Kofu Main Fire Department

STEM Studies

Classes regularly work with groups doing research and investigative studies.

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Students actively explore science

methods through STEM projects.

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STEM project exploring gases in 1st grade.

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Dropping eggs without breaking them!

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Studying matter in 3rd grade in 2020

Special visitors

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Dr. Ishibe talking to us about dental health

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Chriss McPhearson talk about New Zealand

Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda's ventriloquist act

Summer Party, 2020 

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Students made beautiful clay plates with a visiting pottery teacher.

 Students have a fun day of summer sports inside and outside on the last day of classes before the summer holiday. 

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Summer School

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NLIS offers a one-week summer school from 9 to 3, July 26-30. Bible, reading, math, science, art, and physical education are done in the mornings all in English, then the children eat box lunches (from home) and enjoy lots of fun, exciting activities in the afternoon until 3:00. This is planned for the summer of 2021, depending on the circumstances of the virus.

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