The Early Learning Center has a long history of embracing Japanese holidays and culture as a platform for activities that introduce children to Japanese arts and crafts, music, food, traditional clothing, children’s literature, games and toys. Although this rich study extends through the entire year, many of the cultural activities take place between January and March, beginning with mochi, sumo and taiko. Continue reading
12 taiko drummers, 11 bake sale cookies, 10 lost children, 9 live bands playing, 8 tasty treats, 7 seasonal stage shows, 6 shopping areas, 5 event co-chairs, 4 Santa photos, 3 platinum sponsors, 2 bouncy houses and 1 steam train! Continue reading
On October 26, our early learning center students headed out to the farm for the yearly sweet potato harvest. The sweet potato digs are an ELC PTA-sponsored tradition that students look forward to every year as the weather cools and leaves start to turn shades of red and yellow, giving them a chance to learn about and experience a seasonal Japanese cultural tradition. Continue reading
Move over The Thing, back in your coffin Dracula, get out of the way Fay Wray, there’s a whole parade of horror hitting ASIJ. Talk about double feature—from the ELC to Chofu, the school was plagued with unusual and terrifying sights this Halloween. Continue reading
Every Fall, ASIJ buzzes in a flurry of homecoming week activities focused on school spirit and community building. The week culminates in Spirit Day, a day dedicated to cheering on the Mustangs sports teams, playing games and eating delicious food.