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Science Club Winter School

Why "YGK Science Club"?

"YGK Science Club" is an English immersion class for 3 to 6-year-olds that applies active and inquiry-based learning.

Children develop creativity, thinking and problem-solving skills. They are given different materials and tools to create something out of their own thinking. In the process, they encounter challenges on how materials work and it gives them opportunity to think of how to solve them. 

Through our fun science explorations, young children have the chance to exercise important science skills such as observing, comparing, measuring, predicting,  communicating, and reasoning. 

The children get to learn English language through immersion. After several weeks of exploration with materials that they are interested in and caring teachers who converse with them meaningfully, the children start using English words naturally to express their thoughts and needs. They are acquiring the language by experience and observation.

 

Application Information for Winter School

・Date                Fri, December 18 - Sat, December 18 (2-day course)

・Time               9:30-12:00 (180 min.)

・Fee                 7,920 yen (with tax)

・Application (on-line)  ➡ Start from Sat, October 24

 

How to Make a Booking

Booking can be made through the website or on the phone.

Online booking starts from Saturday, October 24, 10:00 A.M. from here.

Booking by phone starts from Saturday, October 31, 10:00 A.M.

Contact number: 81-(0)45-641-5492 

Office hour is from 10:00 to 17:00 on Tuesday to Saturday.

 

Please finalize your reservation within 7 days.

In case you need to cancel the course, contact us within 7 days.

You will be charged cancellation fee after 7 days.

 

 

Maximum Number of Students

・12 students   

 3-6 year-olds  (born April 2, 2014 - April 1, 2017)

 

Other

・English experience is not required.

・All listed prices are including tax.

 

Message from the Teachers

Hello! I am Mrs.Pui. I’m very excited to get to join Science Club Winter Program at YMCA. I’m looking forward to meeting you. It is going to be a lot of learning fun, adventures, and explorations! I can’t wait to get to know you, but first, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself and our Science Club.

 

I was born in Thailand, went to high school in Indiana, USA. I graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. I love pizza, ice cream, and Shushi! My favorite things to do are hiking, going to the beach, and collecting rocks with my children!

At the Science Club, you will get to explore and learn many new things by observing, exploring, and experimenting! This summer, we had so much fun with summer theme such as playing with seashells and sand, sonography, mixing colors, and even making dancing fruits in soda! We will do many fun projects during the winter program too! I can’t wait to meet you and experience them with you and your friends!

Pui

 

This summer, we enjoyed our summer activities with sand, shells, pebbles from the beach, water, full sunlight and shadows, etc. Now we are starting autumn nature hunt. What are we going to find? What are we going to do with autumn gifts from the nature such as acorns, pine cones, dead twigs and colorful leaves?

I love to see students always expanding their curiosity, imagination and creativity through  seasonal plays. It is fun to talk together and share each of our discovery and experience.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in our Winter School!

Yuko

 

Sample Schedule of a Day

Theme Sea Life

Good morning!

Let's unpack.

Choice Time


Children think and plan which play areas to choose. They fully engage in their own learning and exploration. 

 

Let's get inspiration from natural objects.

① Ocean treasure box  --Sand and Shells--

② Sand-colored play dough

④ Stacking rocks

⑤ Painting Station  --Plants, Bugs and Colors--

 

Let's express ourselves through play.

⑥ Creative station --Recycle crafts--

⑦ Toys and Cars

⑧ Big blocks

⑨ Dress up station

⑪ Relaxing corner  --Tee-pee tent--

Circle time/Large Group Activity

Greeting

Songs and Finger-plays

Let's recall what we did in choice time!  -What did you do? How was it done? What did you like?-

Introduction to the activity of the day

Exploration time

Life-size aquarium

 -Let's measure and compare objects to the real size of sea animals-

Feedback time


Children express their feelings or discoveries freely.

Teachers help them say it in English.

What did you find out?

What did you think of?

Let's share together.


Documentation:

Teachers write down their opinions and ideas on a big sheet of paper.

Story time

Let's enjoy English storybooks.

Good-bye time

See you later!

 

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