We thank God for this last quarter and the triumphs and achievements that each child in this class has made-big and small!  We are most grateful for our parents who spend countless hours to provide an environment at home that will be beneficial to their children's growth at this time of their lives- a season of beginnings in formal education.  Most of all, we thank God for His guidance and most especially the victory we have in Him because of His triumph over death-redeeming us with His precious blood so we can have life eternal in Christ Jesus!  This we celebrate at this time of the year as Christians! 

One last quarter-the fourth quarter to complete this school year’s pre school learning!  The children are expected to grow some more and  experience triumphs noticeable from the outside and inside of them as God continue to work in their lives! 


Pausing a bit to take this photo as we enjoyed a short walk on our campus garden to celebrate the season of new beginnings-SPRING time! The kids were anxious to look for signs of new life everywhere we walked-spiders in  webs, bugs, caterpillars and small flower and leaf buds coming out of plants.  



The love of reading books is really growing on our K4 children!!

We are also finding out that we can read some sight words now!       


Even one of our librarians, Mrs. Moyer,  who came one Wednesday, helps us out to get the children love on reading by reading a book to the class first,  then having them pick out a book they like to read from a basket of books she brings in with her from the main library! Mrs. Meredith, our other librarian regularly comes every Wednesday! And we are most thankful for the times they spend withe children in our class. 



Children love to write and draw using their white boards on a regular basis. This helps get their fine motors growing in strength on a consistent basis! It also helps us apply what we have learned by constant practice, freely expressing their thoughts in prints and pictures! 

Here some children are practicing writing their numerals and the alphabet, or copying names and words from the different prints found in our classroom. Some are just drawing what`s on their thoughts at the moment!


One-to-one correspondence problem solving during a Math collaboration activity!

Just couldn't take off their eyes on books! 


We are able to nap in our classroom and be cozy despite of the ever changing weather in Okinawa! The children are fine and are able to get restful naps on a daily basis. 
Kindly be reminded to send your children`s blankets on a weekly basis! 
And please remember that with all students we have and 
NOT enough space in our cubbies, we cannot afford to have pillows!! Two thin blankets or one thick one will be sufficient for an hour nap everyday. 
Thank you for your understanding and support of our napping situation!


The children had fun playing musical instruments with Mrs. reasoner leading the students. They went parading right outside our classrooms with huge smiles on their faces! 
The children are loving on their Music class.   Praise God for her willingness to take us in into her busy schedule! 

They now know how to say " fine` " meaning  "we are done"!!  And with that, the teacher always adds "Good job" to end the class for the day! 


Hypothesis:  Given favorable conditions, plant seeds will grow into seedlings then into plants
Materials: Bean seeds, clear plastic cups, paper towel, water and sun rays coming from our glass windows
Procedure: Line plastic cup with paper towel
Moisten with enough water
Drop seeds so that they are easily observed from the cups
Keep paper moistened constantly
Observe changes and keep a record by drawing changes taking place everyday

Woojin checking his seeds experiment making sure they get enough water and sunshine and taking note of physical changes going on. 

Tiny growth coming out of the seed...

growing part of seed getting longer....

and has grown much longer!

We record our observations on a daily basis from day one.  We are currently on day 4!

Students' seeds in clear cups set up by the window side for daily observations

More Spring Explorations

1. We have been studying about fowls' eggs and comparing their appearances and sizes-Ostrich has a huge sized egg compared to the ones of a small bird inside a tiny nest next to it. 

2. We are exploring which part of a plant is carrot -is it the stem, leaf, seed, root or flower? Some new things are sprouting from the top of the carrot at the moment. And kids are asking ..."what are they?" 

3. The dried pods had seeds when we opened one of them.  We may have time to plant some of them and watch if they grow quick enough with the time left for this year.  What seeds are they? Are they flower seeds or vegetable seeds? 

4. Another variety of beans, green beans seeds- had been observed to be successfully sprouting so quickly and getting taller by the day.  The leaves are also starting to form! 


K4 children love their play vehicles and they take turns using them before dismissal time whenever we are able to. 






1. It is important that your child wears his/her name tag to school everyday!  
When they get lost, please purchase a new one immediately or I can help you purchase that for you, just let me know, or I can write you a note  

2. Book bags/back packs needed everyday! Wear socks to school everyday-children will not be allowed to play in the play ground with out socks on. 
3.  Regular class attendance is very important-a healthy habit that is great to develop at this young age.  When late to school, ( later than 8:30 AM ), please go to the office to get a late slip before going to the classroom. In times of absence, please call the office to inform us and the reason behind it. 

4 . Sickness-child should stay home when he or she has a fever of 37.5 degrees C or 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit or higher; hard and continuous coughing, runny nose.

5. School lunch- child has to eat at least one bite of each item in the school lunch menu.  

6.  Behaviour Management-please read these from the web site when you can so you know of our expectations. 

7.  Academic  Conferences-attendance highly requested-20 minutes

November 3- Parent-Teacher Conferences for first quarter 
March 20-Student-led Conferences for third quarter

7. Have a regular study time at home-at least fifteen minutes daily (practice conversational English for second language learners, play educational games, read story books to your children, draw pictures, make arts and craft projects,  learn to recognize upper and lower case alphabet letters, practice name writing correctly, watch an educational video, etc.)

8. Parents are invited to most of our field activities-please try to come as much as possible! Children`s permission slips will be sent home most of the times, and need to be signed by parents or guardians then sent back to the teacher as soon as possible.


Our ON LINE STUDENT INFORMATION -PHILOSOPHY, POLICIES, etc. was made for you to read thoroughly so you will be familiar with:

-the  kindergarten philosophy
-how these apply to our teachings
-the different programs we offer in this department
-progress and report cards
-summer school requirement (mostly for Japanese)
-after school program-limited number of students
-typhoon procedures
-parent teacher conferences
-parent Involvement
-office policies on enrolment, tuition, withdrawal, visitors,
 health requirements
-main school events-Fall Walkathon and Spring Bazaar
-class rules, safety regulations  and policies-food, 
 attendance, name tags, 
school preparedness, nap time, 
 clothing, behaviour management, use 
of language, school hours
-other procedures-drop off and pick up, bus riding, special arrangements
-supply list

                                          ( visiting our website )

- type in Okinawa Christian School International
- click on Student Hand Book 
- and click on places where kindergarten informations are listed. 
Also, OCSI is on Facebook, so please visit this social media and look for fun things about OCSI activities, accomplishments, schedules and your children`s pictures from time to time!  

                                                          UNITED  K4  STANDS !

                                                          Thank you Parents!
K4 children, teachers and parents ( lesson reinforcement from home ),  work together to make individual and class academic and social improvements on a regular basis! Together, we explore what things are best for children who are struggling in class and how to challenge those who excel. We solve problems together by thoroughly investigating the roots or causes of some behavioural concerns and do our best to act on them throughout the school year. 

Thank you God for helping our class go through each day`s challenges with your wisdom and guidance! And for providing us with parents who are so willing to sacrifice their times and resources in support of and in order to achieve the best for their children`s early childhood education at our school! 


                                     NEW SCHEDULE IN PLACE and WORKING!!

P.E. Class is held on Tuesday and Thursday every week! K4 children love this class and do a good job at listening and following directions from their teacher, Mr. Meredith!  On top of this, they learn skills that promote their physical development! 

                                                                   New Student in K4 Class

We welcome Boaz to our class this fourth quarter!  He is learning the daily routine and getting to know the children in class.  Whenever you see him, please extend your welcoming words and gestures to him!

                                                                                                  LIBRARY TIME IN K4 CLASSROOM

Instead of our class climbing three stories of steps to the library for our Library Day,  Mrs. Meredith now comes to the classroom to read to the class and then the children have free -choice book reading time of library books selections she brings in with her.  

She also brings a High School  senior student assistant with her,  who happened to be one of my K4 students 14 years ago!  How nice is that!!

                                                                                      BACK TO SCHOOL FUN!

The children are now making more complicated shapes and structures and developing their fine motors more by the day!


CHAPEL CLASS TIME IS NOW ONLY K3/K4 CLASSES COMBINED- A SMALLER GROUP IDEAL FOR MORE EFFECTIVE TEACHING/LEARNING!I The Bible lessons/reinforcements are faithfully taught by Mr. Roe and with a touch of praise and worship times to begin each time, led by Mrs. Reasoner. 

Enjoying our nursery rhymes singing time in small groups! 


Principal Jernberg stopped by to say “hi !" to our class and the children swarmed around him showing off what they have made!

Mrs. Fujii helps lead the children in oral recitation during class attendance and calendar checking time!

                                                    WORK CENTERS 

 We will be continuing Math, Science and Language Arts work centers to individually assess how each student is progressing in their K4 skills. 

A new and more challenging set of learning centers have already been set up.  Some centers will be for a pair of students to collaborate on solving, and some are for individual solving effort.  With the improved skills of the children, I trust in their abilities to complete each center confidently and cheerfully. Prizes are at stake!!! 






  Children get a sticker each time they finish a work center which is  is assigned a number.  The sticker covers the center number they finish.  They monitor the next center they need to work on until the card gets completed.  And yes, claim a prize they deserve!



We combine classes with K3 children to study Bible lessons everyday except Thursday when we have Chapel at the cafeteria instead. 
Children can sit down and focus well as they listen to each day`s lesson.  This week, we are learning about the Easter Story and the children have a child- level understanding of what Jesus did for us on the cross and rising again so we can all join Him in heaven some day!  We just need  to confess our sins to Him and put our faith in Him as our Lord and Savior then commit to follow Him all our lives.  That`s what makes us CHRISTIANS!
I pray each one of you will do the same! 

Yasuhiro leading our Bible songs with motions

( located at the Oki Bus Stop, Yomitan )

         Pastor Brad Boyd welcoming and  leading the children in worship/ message after the children also sang some praise songs to Jesus! The children were very good at listening and answering questions, too! 

We had a good visit at Central Baptist Church this morning, with a welcoming Pastor who led us in worship and a tour of the church. We also got some bags of treats to take home with us!  Principal Jernberg dropped by to check on our field activity, too!