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KIS Events

Throughout the year there are many chances for students to join fun events held at our school. We explore different cultures and curriculum unique from our regular lessons; for example, kids can decorate Easter eggs, learn how to make Japanese udon from scratch or march in our own Halloween parade! There’s always something to look forward to no matter what time of year it is.

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Grand Championship 2019

こども英語スピーチコンテスト ~KISグランドチャンピオンシップ2019~

横浜市都筑区の都筑公会堂ホールにて、KISの子どもたちが英語スピーチコンテストに出場しました。3才から小学生6年生まで、多くの生徒さんがスピーチを披露しました。大きな会場の大勢の観客の前でも大きな声で堂々と発表する姿に、スタッフ一同感動いたしました。特別審査委員として、KISを卒業した大学生や現役高校生が積極的に参加してくださいました。

グランドチャンピオンシップ・初代金メダル

グランドチャンピオンシップ・初代銀メダル

グランドチャンピオンシップ・初代銅メダル

全員が光り輝いたグランドチャンピオンシップ2019

今年度大会は、予選を含め総勢20名の生徒が参加いたしました。参加者全員の自信に満ち溢れる立ち姿から繰り広げられるスピーチはまさに圧巻。子どもたちの勇姿に胸を熱くした方も多かったのではないでしょうか。

実際、採点も非常に僅差でした。その中で、審査員全員一致で採点に差が出たのが「抑揚・態度」「聞きやすいスピーチ・言葉遣い」の部分でした。ここが微妙な差につながり今回の結果になりました。メダリストになった生徒も惜しくもなれなかった生徒も全員が壇上で最高のパフォーマンスを発揮したことは紛れもない事実であり、素晴らしいことを成し遂げてくれたことに教師を代表して心から誇りに思います。

スピーチ力・発信力・表現力などはもしかしたら「英語」だから楽しく伸ばせるのかもしれません。ぜひ今回の経験を一過性のものにするのではなく、継続してさらに価値のあるものに昇華させていただきたいと考えております。来年度もみんなにスピコンイベントでお会いできるのを楽しみにしております!

スピーチコンテスト実行委員長 ドラゴン斉藤

3歳児も挑戦しました!

Come on down! Tell us YOUR story!

The stage was set, and the announcement was made. The final of the Speech Grand Championship for 2018 was set to begin. I sat in my judge’s chair, excited in anticipation of what was to unfold. So many contestants, coming from such a wide age range, presenting an array of topics. As a judge, how were we to separate the great from the good, and the medalists from the outstanding?
So, just what made them worthy of their gold, silver or bronze? I must admit, the task wasn’t easy, but here is what it came down to. After a discussion with the panel of judges on stage, just prior to announcing the top 3, I discovered that all judges were looking for the same thing. It was a unanimous decision. Stage presence; the ability to connect with and capture the crowd. This was shown by our medalists. All three were great story tellers. They had a certain charisma, one that kept the audience wanting more.
Speech content, the ability to memorize, the usage of high-level vocabulary, and the skill to “recite” with great word enunciation, certainly gained valuable points. However, the contestants who delivered their message with feeling, were able to connect with the judges more.
Thank you to those who entered. Hold your head up high and be proud of what you had accomplished. Congratulations.
For those looking to enter this competition next year: Come on down! Tell us YOUR story!

Nikko – KIS Instructor leader

外部審査員の皆様より総評をいただきました

審査をしていて、皆さんの発音の良さに驚かされました。しっかりと耳で聞き、それを口に出すということを続けているからだと思います。一方でスピーチ全体の抑揚のつけ方、身振り手振り、また目線の動かし方など、成長できると感じた部分もあります。自分のスピーチはどこが大切で、どこを聞いてほしいのか、それを考えて発表出来るとより素晴らしいものになると感じました。これはかなりレベルの高い段階の話です。しかし、皆さんならばできると思います。審査員を務めるのは初めてでしたが、とても楽しかったです。どうもありがとうございました。

KIS卒業生 三井Ayaka先輩(上智大学3年)

スピーチをし、大勢の前で発表するという経験を出来たことは参加者の皆さんにとっても貴重な経験になったと思います。ありがとうございました。

KIS卒業生 村山Riko先輩(桐蔭学園中学3年)

出場者のほとんどが幼稚園児・小学校低学年児童とは信じられないほどレベルの高いスピーチに本当に驚かされました。KISグランドチャンピオンシップは、英語としてもスピーチとしてもかなり高いレベルで行われているので、参加した全員が自信をもっていいと思います。大勢の目の前で発表すること、その準備をしてきたことを皆さんにとって大きな経験になります。これからもたくさん英語を使って学んでいってほしいです。

小山内Marina様(全国英語スピーチコンテスト中学生部門優勝、IPU CUP北海道地区優勝など)

次のメダリストも育っています

グラチャン2019 その後エピソード・・・

「メダルもらえなくても一生懸命出来たらママがメダルあげるね!

とお手製折り紙メダルを用意していたママ。ありがとうございます!

「夕飯中ずっと落ち込んでいたけど、食べ終わったら次はもっとうまくなって絶対メダル取る!と更にスイッチが入っていました。」

と教えてくれたママ。ありがとうございます!

「お友達の名前と上手いスピーチを覚えていて、帰ったらそれをメモに書いて戦略を立てていました。」

次回はレベルUP間違いなし情報を教えてくれたママ。ありがとうございます!

Spring School in 2019

Spring School

 

kitty-spring-schoolSpring is in the air and at KIS! During the lengthy spring holiday your learning doesn’t have to end! At KIS we offer a fun and engaging program to keep kids learning English and having fun.

Date: March/April

projector make for a unique and fun experience away from home.

Homestay

Students have the option of sleeping right on campus during special homestay nights during summer school. Our special dinners and nighttime star projector make for a unique and fun experience away from home.

自分たちで、作ったお夕飯は格別です。たくさんおかわりして大きくなるよー!

Udon Party 2018

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UDON PARTYにご参加くださった皆様ありがとうございました。 Knead the dough! Stamp the dough! Roll out the dough! Cut the dough! さまざまなステップを踏んで完成した手打ちUdonは最高でしたね!

Date: June 23, 2018

KIS Udon Party History ~ Udon Party の歴史

これまでに実施されたUdon Party の写真は、こちらに掲載してあります。

Summer School 2019

「アメリカ合衆国」を英語スピーチで紹介しました

小田Nanaちゃん(小3)

渭原Akinariくん(小1)、ビジター参加です。

内藤Sakutaroくん(小3)

唐井Ryutoくん(小2)

「アメリカ合衆国」サマースクール・スピーチコンテスト2019 の原稿を掲載します。

この夏のMissionに、君も挑戦してみよう!どこまでクリアできるかな?

オリジナルのスピーチも大歓迎だよ♪

Mission 1

Hello!

My name is ____________________.

Today, I will be talking about the United States of America.

America is a very big country. The capital is called Washington, D.C. and the largest city is New York City. Thank you very much.

Mission 2

Hello!

My name is ____________________.

Today, I will be talking about The United States of America.

America is the 4th largest country in the world. There are 50 States that make up the country of America and the capital is called Washington, D.C.

Here are some other important facts about this country.

The most popular played sports in America are American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey. Thank you very much.

Mission 3

Hello! My name is ____________________.

Today, I will be talking about The United States of America.

America is the 4th largest country in the world with 50 states and 16 territories. It is the 3rd largest country by population. America is called a ‘multicultural society’ because many people from different cultural backgrounds live together in the community.

America has a long history and is also the birth place of many popular foods, pop culture icons, entertainment, music genres and important world events.

Here are some important facts about this country.

English is the most commonly spoken language, followed by Spanish.

The national animal of America is the Bald Eagle.

On the 21st of July,1969,it became the first country to send a man to walk on the moon. His name was Neil Armstrong.

Most of the world’s tornadoes occur in the Midwest region of America called Tornado Alley.

It is the birth place of Jazz, Country, Blues and Hip hop music.  

Many American inventions have changed the world, such as the internet, the lightbulb, the airplane and the telephone .

Did you know the current national flag of America was designed by a 17 year old? If I could invent anything, I would make a ____________________. Thank you for listening.

「アメリカ合衆国」2019 — 今年のMissionは、まだまだあるぞ!

Summer School 2018

スピーチ・コンテストを開催しました!

順番にスピーチしていきます。

長いスピーチに挑戦です!

こちらは練習風景です。ハリーとハーマイオニーになりきって、いざ!

Summer School 2017

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kis-summer-school-2016During the summer holiday, KIS offers the opportunity to continue your English education with an exciting summer school program! Each day offers new activities to partake in. Past events have included trips to the post office, police station, fire station. Students can also dip their toes in a kiddie pool to cool down!

Date: 

  • 2017 TBA

KIS Summer School History ~ Summer School の歴史

これまでに実施されたSummer School の写真は、こちらに掲載してあります。

Homestay

Students have the option of sleeping right on campus during special homestay nights during summer school. Our special dinners and nighttime star projector make for a unique and fun experience away from home.

Halloween Event

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Anyone in the mood for a ghost story?! Our special Halloween event is a great time for kids to show off their costumes and take part in our Trick-or-Treat parade! Parents are welcome to walk alongside their children, making it a whole family experience! Mom and dad are encouraged to come in their own costumes to fully enjoy the Halloween experience!

Date: October

Halloween 2019

Trick or treat ?

さぁ、子ども達の仮装をご覧ください。

この可愛さに、お菓子をたくさんあげたくなりますね!(^^)!

思い思いのキャラクターになりきった子ども達に拍手!

みんなで楽しいハロウィンの一日を過ごすことができました。

そして、ご協力いただいた保護者の皆様へ感謝いたします。ありがとうございました。

 


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Speech Contest

昨年に引き続き、スピーチコンテストを開催します。

ハロウィーンにちなんだ内容の英文が、難易度ごとにMission 1 ~4 まであります。

生徒が自分の英語レベルに合わせたものを選び、みっちり練習して本番に臨みます。

ハロウィーンだけに文字通りスピーチの鬼となるKISの生徒たちです!


この動画は、4歳の生徒さんの練習風景です。

みんなもこんな風に、スピーチの練習をしてみませんか?

スピーチの原稿を掲載しますので、自分の英語のレベルを選んで挑戦してみてくださいね!


Mission 1

Hello, my name is ________. I like Halloween because I can get many treats and wear a nice costume!

“Trick or treat? Give me something good to eat!”

Thank you very much!


Mission 2

On October 31st, people celebrate Halloween. It started a very long time ago in Europe. One symbol of Halloween is the jack-o-lantern. My favorite is _________! Many children trick-or-treat on Halloween. They wear costumes and knock on doors. They say “trick or treat!!” and get candy!

I want to be ______________. Halloween can be a lot of fun.

Thank you very much!


Mission 3

Many people all over the world celebrate Halloween on October 31st every year. The holiday started a very long time ago in Europe, probably in Ireland and Scotland. There are many popular symbols of Halloween such as the jack-o-lantern. People carve faces into pumpkins and put candles inside to make a fun decoration! (I’ve never made one. / I made one last year./ …) Many children trick-or-treat on Halloween. They wear costumes and go door-to-door, knocking and saying “trick or treat!” They can get candy or other snacks. If I trick-or-treat, I want to get ____! Halloween can be a lot of fun. Thank you very much!


Mission 4 << Stephen Hawking’s speech

Through theoretical physics, I have sought to answer some of the great questions.

But there are other challenges, other big questions which must be answered and these will also need a new generation who are interested, engaged and with an understanding of science.

 

I hope that science and technology will provide answers to these questions …

…but it will take people, human beings with knowledge and understanding to implement the solutions.

 

When we see the Earth from space we see ourselves as a whole, we see the unity and not the divisions.

 

We are here together and we need to live together with tolerance and respect.

We must become ‘Global Citizens.’ I have been enormously privileged though my work to be able to contribute to our understanding of the universe. But it would be an empty universe indeed if it were not for the people I love and who love me….

We are all time-travelers journeying together into the future. But let us work together to make that future a place we want to visit!


Mission 4 << Mother Teresa’s Seech -Nobel Lecture on 11 December 1979

We pray this prayer every day after Holy Communion because it is very fitting for each one of us and I always wonder that five hundred years ago, when Saint Francis of Assisi composed this prayer, that they had the same difficulties that we have today. And so he composed this prayer that fits very nicely with us also.

 

Lord, make me a channel of your peace.

That where there is hatred, I may bring love.

That where there is wrong, I may bring forgiveness.

That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.

That where there is error, I may bring truth.

That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.

That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

To understand than to be understood.

To love than to be loved.

For it is by forgetting self that one finds.

It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.

It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.

Amen.

Halloween 2018

Christmas Event

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to join your friends at KIS in celebrating the winter holidays! During the Christmas event we learn about the Western celebration of Christmas and also make crafts such as ornaments, wreaths and other fun stuff! There are also Christmas carols as well!

Date: December

Christmas Speech Contest 2019

ハロウィンに引き続き、クリスマスでもスピーチ・コンテストを開催します。

スピーチする英文は、英語の難易度で4段階に分かれています。

自分の話せるレベルに合わせてMissionを選ぼう!


Mission 1

Hello, my name is ________. Christmas is a fun holiday many people enjoy. You can get presents from Santa Claus! I want to decorate a tree with ornaments and sing Christmas songs. Thank you very much!

幼児が英語でアートを教わりました

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mission 2

December 25th is Christmas Day. Many people celebrate this day by giving presents and decorating their homes. One popular decoration is the Christmas tree. You can hang ornaments, lights, and even candy canes on it! Some people have a special dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. There are many different traditions, like telling jokes or eating cookies. People often wrap their presents in colorful paper and ribbons. I want ___________ for Christmas! Thank you very much!


Mission 3

Christmas is a popular holiday around the world. People give presents, decorate their homes and sing Christmas songs or carols. For many people, it is a special holiday to spend time with their families or go to church. Other people might celebrate it just for fun! It really depends on the countries and families. A popular tradition in America is buying a Fir tree and decorating it with ornaments. They usually change the ornaments every year so that they can enjoy it together each time. Cooking roast beef and mashed potatoes is often traditional for Christmas in Europe. In my house, we usually cook ___________ and _____________ to celebrate Christmas. Do you know about Christmas trees? You could put a real Fir tree in your house for Christmas! The Christmas trees smell nice, but you need to take good care of them. A long time ago, people decorated their trees with candles. Today, that can be very dangerous, so we often use electric lights instead. You can keep presents under the tree all throughout December, until Christmas Day, when you can open them! It’s exciting to finally open the presents after waiting such a long time. I want ____________ this Christmas!

Thank you for listening to my speech!


(注)Mission 4は原稿が2通りあるので、どちらか好きな方を選んでください。

なお、内容はハロウィンのスピーチ・コンテストと同じです。


Christmas Party 2018

ここでは、過去に開催したイベントの様子を掲載します。

Summer School in 2004

Summer School in 2006

Udon Party in 2013

Picnic for Kinuta Park in 2016

その他お楽しみイベント Other Events

 

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I love dressing up!

お祭り好きの集まるKISでは、サマースクール等の定番イベントに加えて様々な臨時企画イベントがあります。過去には、山形県の芋煮クッキングイベント、大量の積木であそぶブロックイベントなどユニークなイベントをが開催されました。

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