In September, ASIJ celebrates homecoming with a week of community-building activities. The flurry of activities culminates in Spirit Day—a day dedicated to cheering on the Mustangs sports teams, playing games, student booths, eating delicious food and, for the second year running, sumo! Although the weather was uncooperative, the rain did not wash away our students’, parents’, faculty and friends’ Mustang Spirit, as we witnessed an amazing turnout. Continue reading
Elementary school teachers Lindsay Reynolds and Mindy Coon present The Jungle Book Kids, a third, fourth and fifth-grade student musical production. Continue reading
Tammy Pretz (elementary school librarian) writes on the elementary school library makerspace, a selection of stations where students can create freely with a variety of resources. Continue reading
Our ELC Pre-K students recently wrapped up a unit on animal study where they explored the differences and similarities between mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. The unit ended with a trip to the Shinagawa Aquarium, thanks to our generous PTA. Pre-K teachers contribute details on the unit and field trip.
Fourth-grade teacher Grant Rolls writes on a recent instructional visit by the Tokyo Fire Department.