At present, there are a total of 13 students studying in the supplementary class for children, including 7 elementary school students in the first half and 6 junior high school students in the latter half. At this year’s presentation event on December 8th, we made nengajo (New Year card), which is a part of Japan’s traditional culture. A picture of next year’s zodiac, the tiger, was added to the new year’s greetings.

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The participants shared some of their thoughts about the event: “It is my first time, I really like it”, “It is difficult at first but it is fun”, “I always like drawing so it is fun”. We will present their works. We hope that next year will be a good year!!

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Date: October 11th (Sat) from 2pm to 3:30pm
Place: Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center Room No.5
19 children of ages from 2 to 6 years old and 22 parents of them enjoyed Halloween party with Mr. Mike who teaches at English Class A. We all enjoyed making candy baskets putting Halloween characters on empty milk packages, singing songs, dancing, playing games, and reading picture books.   At the end of the event, we enjoyed “Trick or Treat”, visiting 5 spots in the center for candies.  

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  "Greetings in Pantomime from Spain"    


Date: March 16 (Sun) 2014, from 10:30 to 12:00  

Place: Aoba International Lounge Room 5  



" Greetings in pantomime" for children was held.  Mr. Miguel from Spain, who is an actively working kindergarden teacher and a street entertainer, and Ms. Yumiko performed in the event.   We enjoyed studying Spanish greetings and a three-choice-quiz about Spanish culture.   It was a very nice event to know about Spain, a non-English speaking country in long distance.   After that, the children experienced making juggling balls.  We were a little bit surprised to know that a juggling ball can be made of a baloon and sand for cat litter , we learned that it has good weight for juggling.   After studying a trick to juggle, many children could juggle. In the last 30 minutes, Mr. Miguel and Ms.Yumiko performed street performance.   We, children and adults, all enjoyed their big performance with cheers and applause.  At the end of the performance, Mr. Miguel and Ms. Yumiko gave us a big surprise.  They gave us baloon arts such as swards and Anpanman figures.  We all had really wonderful time.