スクール日記

The school year 2018 has started at FIS now. The children are too young to serve the tea. So, instead, they enjoyed the tea and the sweets served by a teacher.
Though they’re both 2 years old, they kept on sitting seiza( the sitting way of Japanese style) for about 30 minutes so nicely. This is amazing.

Today(3-20) is the final day for FIS school year 2017.
They went on a farewell picnic at a stable in Fukui Horse Park.
It’s the first experience for most children to see horses to say nothing of giving carrots to them.
When they went into the stable, they seemed to have got surprised at the strong smells there as well as the big size of the horses. Hopefully many different things stimulated the children.
Enjoy the slide show.

The weather today is so beautiful and mild. It seems old winter is far over and young spring has been coming up. The faint scent of soil coming flickering.
FIS children went out for a walk along the Kuzuryu RIverbank today(3-14).
They really had fun throwing rocks into the water,picking a rock of their favorite shape and size there. Enjoy the slide show.

It seems that many of us adults don’t know table manner though we have quite a few opportunities to attend the fornmal dinner such as wedding.

We FIS hold an event of ‘table manner dinner’ every year for the students as well as their parents and family members to learn it.
Today(3-9) FIS students and their families enjoyed dinner at a fancy restaurant ‘Jardin’ in Fukui City.
The FIS children usually learn manner through the tea ceremony, so this evening they sat at table very nicely for more than 2 hours for dinner. They have a very good upbringing. Amazing!

Here in Japan, what we call ‘setsubun’ festival is celebrated on February 3rd every year. Setsubun literally means ‘seasonal division’.

It is celebrated on the day before the first day of Spring (立春 – risshun) and the new year according to the 旧暦 (きゅうれき – kyuureki – Japan’s old lunar calendar.

FIS children made a demon mask to enjoy the holiday. Hopefully they enjoyed throwing beans at home that night. Bean throwing is called ‘mame-maki’, which means we throw beans to rid the house bad luck and bring good luck.

Please enjoy the slide show of the cute demons!

It’s been snowing here in Fukui this week. Here has come the time when FIS children love to play outdoors. Playing in the SNOW!

They love not only making snowman but lying and rolling on the snow field as well.
This winter it gets snowy frequently here. So those play must be the pleasure for children in the snow country of its own.

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Today(10-26) FIS children and their sisters visited a local broadcast station Fukui TV trick or treating.
FIS children have been donating for FNN charity,which is giving a helping hand to  foreign children in need. They donated some for that.

After that, they enjoyed trick-or-treating and were given nice halloween candies by the staff.
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Although the weather was terrible because of a typhoon coming, FIS children and their family enjoyed the excursion today (10-22) . Some students couldn’t come as they caught cold. We’re sorry! Hopefully they will get better soon.
The students first visited Hachimitsu-ya (a honey shop) in Mikuni and experienced decorating the bee wax candles.

After that, they moved to an aquarium. The time with their beloved parents would have made the children even happier in defiance of the typhoon!

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Yesterday(9-23) FIS children had fun with the “Sports Day”.

It’s really nice to see all the families and the graduates after so long.

The program they enjoyed were, say, ‘Footrace’, ‘May I Use Yours? Race’, ‘Big Pants Race’, ‘Ladle Relay Race’ and so on.
Every child or mother is friendly each other all the more for the small number of our students. That sounds very good.
Hopefully all of them had a wonderful time on a sunny fall day!

Enjoy the slide show!

Amago trout is land-locked variety of red spotted masu trout, seen only in Japan. As it is a kind of cherry trout, it tastes so delicious that even children can enjoy eating whole.
There is an artificial culture pond of amago trout in the deep valley of Katsuyama, Fukui.
Today(9-8) FIS children had a field tour there. They experienced fishing them. Every experience of fishing,touching, smelling and eating the amago must have impressed those little children very strongly.
Enjoy the slide show!