Hello Friends at Kunitachi! ( from Kaylah’s mom )
This is Kaylah's mother. Kaylah went to Kunitachi and moved back to the United States in May. We greatly miss Japan and Kunitachi Kids. We were sad because we did not make a trip to the school to say good bye! We got so busy with moving and checking out of the base.
Kaylah lives in Mesa, Arizona. She is going to a private pre-kindergarten school. The schools are nothing like Kunitachi. Kunitachi is a very good school and taught Kaylah so much. I really wish we were still living in Japan so Kaylah could continue to go to school at Kunitachi. Your staff and school was a great fit for Kaylah and she is so far ahead of kids her age. I tried to fight to get her into the Kindergarten class out here, which is equavilant to your Kindergarten 4 year olds. Words cannot express the appreciation we have for the staff and friends at Kunitachi Kids. I want so bad to my our family back to Japan so Kaylah could be at a great school.
Kaylah started playing basketball and had her first game last weekend. Although the league does not keep score, her team made all the baskets! Kaylah is a great big sister, she helps take care of her little sister and loves to sing to her sister in Japanese! She often talks about her experience at Kunitachi kids and talks about her teachers and her friends.
I just wanted to send you an email to say hi, we miss you all, and thanks for all you do! Hopefully we can make a trip to Japan soon so we can stop by to say hi! I will send pictures a little later of Kaylah and her little sister. Take care and Happy Halloween! Miss it out there so much!
Sian started Kunitachi Kids International School advanced program last month.
We chose Kunitachi Kids because we wanted Sian to learn more about the Japanese culture and language that we greatly respect.
Sian has adjusted well to the culture as we knew she would and has also begun to speak the language with great enthusiasm.
I’m very pleased with the feedback system that allows us to track Sian’s progression.
The academic curriculum and professional staff has exposed her to a broad spectrum of leaning activities.
Stateside Sian was involved in ballet/tap, tennis, soccer, tee-ball, karate, and swimming; thanks to Kunitachi Kids, Sian can continue to progress in those activities.
We encourage Sian to learn as much as possible while attending Kunitachi Kids.
Thanks for the support and opportunity you have afford Sian and other military families.
Ellie has been in Japan for 2 months now, and a part of Kunitachi school for 1 month.
She is very excited about the things she learns at school and comes home every day with stories to tell of her day at Kunitachi.
She really enjoys the songs (we hear them often in the car) and activities such as ballet and soccer.
We are very happy that Ellie is part of an international school, as we want Ellie to learn the language and culture of Japan and make new friends.
Kunitachi gives her a chance to learn and develop in her native language, while still speaking and playing with children from Japan and other countries.
We are sure she will continue to grow and shine with the help of Kunitachi.
My three years old son, Daniel always has questions about everything.
Many times his interesting questions make me really laugh.
One day, on the way to home after the kindergarten, we passed a house.
A truck with a painting sign stood in front of the house.
Daniel pointed to the truck and asked me,"Mom, what are they doing?"I said, "They are painting the house. "
"But why? "he was puzzled."Because the house is too old and it will become a new one after painting. "
I answered him patiently."Is the house as old as grandpa?"Daniel didn’t give up.
"Oh ja, maybe"I muttered. Seconds later, Daniel seemed getting excited and told me that he had a good idea.
"We can paint grandpa, and he will become new too. "Thank you God, my dear old daddy didn’t hear it.
My son, Koyu really likes mixing colors these days, because he learned a lot about colors by mixing them in his science class. i.e. yellow and blue make green.
One day he was unusually enthusiastic to do something when I was cooking. What was he doing?
Oh! No! He was mixing my 10-color eye shadows on a palette which I just bought a few days ago.
Recently, in addition to eye shadows, he loves mixing manicures, and he often asks
"What color will be made by these colors? "
We choose Kunitachikids Kindergarten because of it's great carriculum and expert staff.
Kunitachikids carriculum exposes our children to a broad spectrum of learning activities.
Kunitachikids not only has a strong academic carriculum it also introduces our children to ballet, tennis, soccer, and swimming to name a few.
The teachers at Kunitachikids are truely professional and have the childrens best interest at heart.
The grading and feedback system in place to track a child progression is Great!
Wyatt really loves and enjoys the students, teachers at Kunitachikids.
Shino is five years old. She has been to Kunitachi Kids since this April. We just moved from Aichi prefecture. She has been learning English for 3 years. One day, she hit me with the door by accident.
I got hurt on my arm.
She said, "Ah! Gomen!" I asked her to say in polite way. Then I said in English "What do you say?"
I expected that she would say "Gomennasai". What a surprise! She said in English. "I am sorry Mommy.
But I did not know where Mommy was." It was great! She has many friends and enjoys all the activities.
I really appreciate all the teachers and staff.
Our son Nicolas started at Kunitachi Kids just this April. What a wonderful opportunity for our little boy to have a chance to learn with Japanese children.
Our reasons for Nicolas attending Kunitachi Kids is probably different than most of the parents who send their children to the school to learn English.
We send our son in hopes that he will learn the Japanese language from the Japanese friends.
Also, we send him that he can learn more about the culture so that he can grow up with respect for other cultures.
My husband and I were so surprised while eating at a Japanese restaurant that Nicolas said "itadakimasu" when the server brought his food.
We were shocked and hoped that what he said was polite and proud when we learned from a Japanese co-worker that it was good manners to say before eating.
It's little moments like at the restaurant that reassure us that we made a good decision to send him to Kunitachi Kids.
In July Shawn's father built an extra classroom for Kunitachi Kids.
Seeing a carpenter at work likely gave the students lasting memories.
It seemed Shawn was very proud to see his father doing work in front of his friends.
Now Shawn will likely follow his father's foot steps to be a carpenter in the future, at the same time he will work to becoming a Hollywood movie star!
That is he will follow the same path as the superstar, Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford was a carpenter who constructed movie stages and sets while also studying to become an actor.
One day while working at a famous director's house Harrison Ford was asked if he would like to be in the movie, this opportunity is how Harrison Ford began his acting career.
I wonder which job Shawn will end up having. I can not wait to find out.