Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The party _______ at 11pm.

The results from this week's poll are in!!
This was an interesting poll and we had a lot of really great answers.
It was a ''tie'' between will finish and finished.
But the correct answer was ...
....(drum roll)....

All the answers are CORRECT!!!
Thanks to everyone who voted and don't forget to check out our new poll question.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ye Olde English

Can anyone match these
old English words with their meanings??

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

This is an introduction to our new Super Simple Songs CD that we will be incorporating into our preschool and early learner's classes when the new school year begins in April. I thought this was an appropriate choice given the very rainy week we have had. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Would anyone like to guess what the IDIOM
"At the drop of a hat" means?
To help you I'll give you an example of it in a sentence.
"My little brother cries at the drop of a hat."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So what do you think this "PROVERB" means???

"All roads lead to Rome."

Party Party Party!!

We are having a SAKURA party for all school members!!! Bring your family and friends to Ibaraki Sakura Dori April 4th around 11am. It is a potluck party so please bring a dish to share with everyone. Let us know if you plan on attending by giving us a call, stopping by the office, or posting a comment to this post!!!

Rachel's favorite colour is.......

The results are in for our first poll
"What is Rachel's favorite colour?"
It was a "tie" between
Unicorn Horn Pink & Periwinkle Purple.
But the correct answer was
. . . (drum roll) . . .
Periwinkle Purple!!!
Thanks to everyone who voted
and don't forget to check out our new poll question.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Riddle of the Week!

In celebration of public schools' spring holiday here is a school riddle.
Why did the student take a ladder to school?

Look Mum I'm on TV !!!

Have you seen the new "Real Life Lesson"
video on our home page?
The button is just above the one
you clicked on to get to this blog.
Go check it out NOW!
The video is about "SARCASM"
After you have watched it
try and leave a comment here
about how you use sarcasm in your life.
e.g I often say
"Thank you"
when people do things that are very annoying or rude."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Important Questions

Have you seen our new POLL?
It's real easy to vote,
just select an answer
and click the vote button.
It's that easy!
This weeks question is
"What is Rachel's favorite colour?"
Vote now!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tongue twister of the week!

Six shabby shamrocks swaying in the sun.

The Leprechaun

On St Patrick's Day you might see pictures of a little man with a red beard and green clothes. Well he is a "LEPRECHAUN" What is a "LEPRECHAUN"? Well it's a type of Irish "FAIRY" or "YOKAI". They are very small, about the size of a human child and have magical powers. They can be helpful if they like you but very dangerous if you make them angry. Legends say that at the end of every rainbow there lives a "LEPRECHAUN" with his big pot of gold, and if you can catch him he will grant you three wishes.


A LIMERICK is a type of Irish poem. They have some special rules kind of like a HAIKU, they have 5 lines with the long 1st, 2nd & 5th lines rhyming and the shorter 3rd and 4th lines rhyming. Here is an example:

"A mouse in her room woke Miss Doud
Who was frightened and screamed very loud
Then a happy thought hit her
To scare off the critter
So she sat up in bed and meowed."

A "Critter" is an small animal or insect.
"Meow" is the sound a cat makes.

Can you try and make a LIMERICK?

St Patrick's Day

Today is St Patrick's Day. So who was St Patrick? Well he was born in Wales around 402 AD. When he was just a teenage boy he was captured and taken to Ireland where he was sold as a slave. Six years later he escaped and returned home. He then studied to become a "PRIEST" and after becoming a "BISHOP" he went back to Ireland to teach people about "CHRISTIANITY".
There is also a legend that the reason there are no snakes in Ireland is because St Patrick chased them all into the sea.
Now each year on March 17th people celebrate his life and Irish culture by wearing GREEN and marching in "Parades". The largest St Patrick's Day Parade is in New York, where many Irish people "IMMIGRATED".
"Priest" ( a leader of the church)
"Bishop" (a very high level priest)
"Christianity" (the Christian religion)
"Immigrate" (to move to and live in another country)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Photo of the week!!

This was my reaction to chicken feet! Enjoy!

Please send us your funny photos to and we will choose which one gets to be the photo of the week and posted on our blog!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Which "CITY" has no people?


Here is a video to help with "Pronunciation".

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tongue twister of the week!


Well this is interesting!!!

I found these photos on my favorite gossip website and just HAD to share them with you. These shoes are made by a London designer, INSA, and not only are they 10 inches high but they are made from elephant dung (poo poo). Unbelievable!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Can you match the hints to the sound?

1. A fast aeroplane      A.) SPLASH

2. Glass breaking      B.) BANG

3. A bubble bursting      C.) ZOOM

4. A gunshot      D.) SMASH

5. Falling water      E.) CRUNCH

6. Eating a fresh apple      F.) POP

Baby (wild) animal names

Here is part 2 of our baby animal names post.
This one is a little more difficult so good luck.

(BTW we are still waiting for a few more comments
on part one before we post the answers)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tea anyone?

So lets try and guess the
meaning of this "IDIOM"
If I was to say that
something is
"Not my cup of tea."
What do I actually mean?
A) I do not like it.
B) It belongs to someone else.
C) It is not my responsibility.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Whats that sound?

OK can anyone tell me which animal
makes the sound "RIBBIT" ???
Which would kind of sound like リビト 
I'll give you a hint because it's difficult.
This animal is famous for JUMPING.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A bird in the hand

So what do you think this PROVERB means?
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."


Happy Girls' Day! The translation literally means 'Doll Festival'. As you can probably guess I am not really sure what Girls' Day means. If you could please comment and teach me a bit of your culture it would be really appreciated :)

This week in our playschool class we are having a fun and games day. We will also be making a Girls' Day craft and talking about what the day means in Japan. Thanks for all your help.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Try this riddle...
"Rich people want it.
Poor people have it.
If you eat it you will die?"
What is it?

Tongue Twister of the Week!

This week we have a hilarious tongue twister for you! Enjoy!

Birdie birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.
If cows could fly I'd have a cow pie in my eye.