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Patterning Math!

We have been spending a lot of time working on patterns in math class. The different manipulatives were helpful for us to understand how to create patterns. This has been a very fun unit with lots of hands on learning. We made matching pattern bracelets at the end!  

Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year! Let’s have a great 2019 all together! あけましておめでとうございます。一緒に素晴らしい一年を送ろう!

Winter Fiesta, Farewell Party and Columbia Cares!

We love this season….                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Winter Fiesta …… What  a show… Columbia Greatest Show was succesfully over. 2. Farewell “surprised” Party  for a wonderful teacher, Ms. Emi…. We throw a party for her. She left CIS after 6 years contribution. Hope she is back someday soon! 3. Columbia Cares…. We picked litters in a park and felt …

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Winter Fiesta!

We had a lot of fun at the winter fiesta. There were lots of games prepared by the older students. Most of all, we enjoyed performing the songs for parents in the big show! We spent many days practicing and working very hard for this performance. We had a great time!  

Hong Kong Tirp/香港学校見学旅行

We went to Hong Kong during the break. We were blessed with great weather and it was a very pleasant day. The students became one day transfer students and spend the day at a similar Canadian international school in Hong Kong and now seem to have gained confidence to study abroad in the future. 香港旅行に行ってきました。天候にも恵まれ、とても過ごしやすい日々でした。生徒達は一日転校生となって、同じカナダ系のインターナショナルスクールで一日過ごし、将来の海外留学の自信になったようです。

Crazy Hair Day! Go crazy!!

What is school sprit?     School spirit is the sense of identity and community shared by members of an educational institution….. For kinder and elementary students, fun is the goal to show school sprit! Our first sprit day was a crazy hair day on 7th Dec. Let’s have fun together! 今日はコロンビア最初のクレイジ―ヘアデーです!それぞれが”クレイジー”な髪形をして楽しみます。   さぁ、もうすぐフィエスタです!子供たちは毎日、練習に励んでいます。ご期待ください!        

Christmas Fiesta 2018 / クリスマス・フィエスタ 2018

December 16th, Sunday 2018 2018年12月16日(日) Gate Open at 10am, Close at 2:30pm 午前10時開場、午後2時半終了 No Parking Available. Please use the school bus shuttle service runs every 10 to 15 min between JR Higashi-Tokorozawa station and the school. 当日駐車場は利用できません。東所沢駅と学校間のスクールバスによる送迎をご利用ください。 Stage Performance by Kindergarten & Elementary students “The greatest showman” by Mr. Doherty 幼小学課程によるパフォーマンス:ドアティー先生による”ザ・グレイテスト・ショーマン” Violin Concert by Violin Club …

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End-of-term Bonfire!

Students were excited to wrap-up Fall term with the bonfire!  The beautiful Jomon pottery, created by Grade 8s in their art class were baked in the field today.   While waiting for the pots to warm up, we went on a quick hike in the woods to bring back sticks for the marshmallow roast. S’mores always …

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Habitat for Humanity

Every summer many CIS students go abroad to help people in need and build houses as part of their volunteer work called “Habitat for Humanity”.  The students who went to Indonesia as volunteers  in July had a briefing presentation last week. They gave wonderful presentation to the future participants! We are already looking forward to …

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Exploring Fall

Spending time outside looking at all the ways leaves change! We are exploring and thinking about these to see how living things change based on the environment. We will use the leaves to make some leaf collages!