This year, we our spelling bee. There were 2 students from each grade. From elementary-school, the first place winner was Haru, second was Lisa, third was Lucas, and the fourth was Cindy. For middle-school, first place was Gyuwon, second was Olivia, and the third was Lin. Everyone did a good job and congratulation to the winners of the spelling bee!!
Another big congratulations to Haru who has been invited by the Japan Times Spelling Bee Competition! Best of luck!!
The TYIS Halloween event 2019 was a great success! Everybody enjoyed the games provided by the PTA, and the Haunted House was creepy and spooky too.
Everyone wore extremely amazing, cool and even cute costumes at the costume show and I expect that everyone received a lot of candy and snacks! Even if it was tow weeks ago, we cannot forget the extremely amazing, and fun time we had at Halloween!
By Haru and Nathan
The grade 6 had a great time at Halloween this year as the day was full of exciting activities. We were a little shocked that we did not win a place in the pumpkin carving contest as we thought our pumpkin was very unique.
Lastly, we have finished our science and social studies projects! They are looking amazing! Here are some projects:
Fall camp was really fun because we did so many activities such as canoeing, hiking, camp fire and limbo!
On the first day, we canoed in front of Mount Fuji and it was so beautiful. In the scavenger hunt, Miyu, Cathy and Cindy’s cabin came in first place! At night we did limbo and Momoka and Cindy won from grade 6.
On the second day, we canoed again and hiked. It was raining but we hiked until the top! Going down was faster than going up because it was more fun. But everyone kept falling down and our hair got so wet like we showered. At night, we played Werewolf as a class. It was so much fun!
On the last day, we made postcards. Then we played in the gym. One of the games we played was called Crocodile. Some people were slipping because they were wearing socks but it was lots of fun.
I hope everyone received their postcards from their child and was able to see photos on Cluster.
This month’s Core Value award for Courage went to two courageous students:
Jason, for being friendly to everyone despite being in a new school / environment
Haru, for always showing leadership to the class and the school
TYIS is organizing the
new system, “Student Council”. A lot of students gave speeches for what they
want to do to make the school a better place. Some students also made posters,
too! They’re many jobs and parts, and all the students have been assigned with
1 specific job, as shown below;
We hope that this year’s student council will be successful and great!
Here are the videos of the grade 6 students’ speeches!
Hello, and welcome to the grade 6 blog for 2019-2020 😀
The first official week of school has ended and the grade 6 students have been working and studying hard! Everyones’ motivation to get a high grade is outstanding!!! I am truly amazed!
Since I did not really introduce myself, I will explain a little about me in this blog post 😉
I am Saki Koh, and I go by Ms.Koh.
I was born in Japan, and lived in the Kansai area. I attended an international school in Kobe for three years, then moved to Australia. I lived there for 10 years and came back to Japan. I then attended an international school in Osaka for high school.
As I was also an international school student in Japan, I understand the education your children are experiencing! 🙂 Personally, I loved going to an international school because of all the exciting and different experiences, however at the same time, it did lead to some confusion here and there.
My nationality is Korea, however I do not speak Korean… only a little tiny bit as I have never lived there. My father is from Jeju, so I used to visit Jeju every year when I was young 😉
I then went to International Christian University in Tokyo. After university, I worked at a tutoring firm in Tokyo, then got my teaching license from Washington DC. I have experienced working at a few international schools in Japan as tutors in after school programs and in summer schools!
I began working at TYIS in 2017, so this is my third year teaching grade 6 🙂 (I was also the grade 2 assistant for three months!)
Grade 6 is an unique grade, as it is their transition year into middle school. I always make sure the students promote from grade 6 prepared for some big changes – academically and socially – as they enter middle school.
There are also a handful of students who will leave grade 6 a little earlier for their entry into a Japanese middle school. I hope we are able to make some unforgettable memories together as a class of 18 students while it lasts!
Lastly, as a class, we decided that we are going to be caring, responsible, respectful, fair, cooperating, smart, trustworthy, creative, positive, organized, “the best”, team. I look forward to creating a fun and exciting year, as they practice to set good examples for lower grades and become more independent. 😀
Next week, some students will write a blog post for us so please check our blog!