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CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IN JAPAN
Christian
Academy
in Japan
Online Summer Programs / オンラインサマープログラム(夏)
Due to concerns of the COVID-19 virus and exposure, CAJ Summer Programs is exclusively online this year. Our Summer Programs is offered primarily for CAJ students. Some of our courses are open to non-CAJ students. If you are a non-CAJ student wanting to enroll, please contact the Summer Programs Coordinator, Lisa Cummings.
新型コロナウィルスの感染拡大防止のため今年のCAJサマープログラムは全てオンラインで実施されます。CAJのサマープログラムは主にCAJの生徒のためのものですが、幾つかのコースはCAJ以外の生徒も参加可能です。CAJの生徒でない方で、参加ご希望の方は、サマープログラムコーディネーターのカミングス・リサ、lcummings@caj.ac.jp. までご連絡ください。

We are offering over 45 online summer programs this summer! Scroll down to see the list of classes being offered.
今年の夏のサマープログラムには45のオンラインクラスがあります。 (クラスのリストを見るには下方にスクロールしてください。)
Payment / 支払い方法
  • Families with a CAJ or SSS account will have the fees charged to their account after the class is over.
  • Families who are not enrolled at CAJ or SSS need to make payment before the first day of class through one of the following means:
    • Cash, in person: Our cashier is available by appointment, please contact: jhayashi@caj.ac.jp
    • Bank transfer: Resona Bank, Higashi Kurume Bank, Futsu Yokin Savings Account #0845378
  • Be sure to include the student's name and the class(es) the student is attending.
  • CAJまたはSSSにアカウントがあるご家族の場合はクラス終了後に費用がチャージされます。
  • CAJまたはSSSにアカウントがないご家族の場合はクラスの初日に以下に記す方法のどちらかによるお支払いをお願いします。
    • 現金の場合:CAJのお支払いの窓口にて8時15分から10時(水曜日は9時から)、12時半から2時、3時半から4時半の間にお支払いください。
    • 銀行振込:りそな銀行、東久留米支店、普通預金口座 口座番号0845378までお振込みください。
  • お子様のお名前と参加されるクラスを振込用紙に必ずご記入ください。
Other Details / その他の注意点
  • Grade level is set for what grade the students are entering in the fall.
  • Classes with enrollment below the minimum will be canceled.
  • Families will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.
  • Please contact Lisa Cummings (Summer Program Coordinator) with any questions or to make changes to your registration.
  • 学年は生徒が8月で入学する学年で設定されています
  • 参加人数が定員に満たないクラスはキャンセルになります。
  • 変更があった場合にはなるべく早くご連絡いたします。
  • クラス参加申し込みをした後で、変更が発生した場合は、カミングス・リサ(サマープログラムコーディーネーター)までご連絡ください。
Registration - Register Here! / 参加申し込みはこちらから!
  • Class registration remains open until midnight of the day before the class begins.
  • Families registering more than one student must register each separately.
  • クラスが始まる前日の午前0時まで参加申し込みができます。
  • ご家族内にサマープログラムに参加するお子様が一人以上いる場合は、一人ごとに参加申し込みをお願いします。
Programs
View a list of the programs
Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26 (1 week)
8:00 am – 8:45 am
English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, Grade 1-3 (A), grades 1st-3rd  open
Do you want to speak English well? We will learn to use good grammar, add rich vocabulary and practice excellent spelling.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
9:00 am – 9:45 am
English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, Grade 3-5 (A), grades 3rd-5th  open
Do you want to speak English well? We will learn to use good grammar, add rich vocabulary and practice excellent spelling.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Book Study “The Day the Crayons Quit”, grades K-2nd  open
Join us as we read a creative and imaginative story called, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. What would you do if you opened your crayon box one day and couldn't use any of them because they were tired of being used or in a fight with each other? We will discuss story elements, character traits, problem and solution, vocabulary, and many more! This is a great course for your child to build their vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills! If you do not own the book, you can buy it from Amazon Japan.
Taught by Mrs. Ashley Nakamura.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Morning Movement (A), grades 1st-2nd  open
Get ready to have a great day! Let's get our blood flowing with deep breathing, gentle stretching, and light training. No materials required but a towel and exercise mat are encouraged.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Artistic Letter Writing -- “Shochumimai”, Grade 3-5 (A), grades 3rd-5th  open
Practice the wonderful Japanese culture of shochumimai - a tradition of sending beautiful postcards to wish friends a great summer. We will learn the characteristics of a good shochumimai, and use various art supplies of our choosing to produce visually engaging postcards.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Writing Poems and Prose (A), grades 4th-6th  open
Join published author and poet, Ruth Gilmore Ingulsrud, for a class on polishing and publishing poetry and prose. By the end of the course, each student will have at least one finished piece to submit for publication.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
9:00 am – 9:50 am
MS Reading/ Writing Skills (A), grades 7th-8th  open
This course provides students with opportunities to learn/improve reading and writing skills. We are going to explore different topics such as geography, history and culture. For reading, we will be learning reading strategies to improve reading skills. Students will also learn how to answer reading questions. For writing, we will focus on writing skills, such as organizing ideas, answering essay questions, summarizing/paraphrasing, grammar, revising/editing, and note taking skills.
Taught by Mrs. Sachie Hara.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, HS (A), grades HS  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
9:00 am – 10:50 am
Engineering design with OnShape, grades HS  open
This course will introduce the basics of engineering design and 3D printing using the 3d engineering software OnShape, which is web based software that can run on almost any computer, including Chromebooks. Students will be able to use the skills they learn for a variety of things, including robotics, design, and even school projects.
Taught by Mr. Terence Van Dam.
5 sessions for ¥6000
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Bible Study, grades 1st-3rd  open
Who is Jesus? Using stories from the Jesus Storybook Bible, we will study together how the whole Bible points to the good news of Jesus coming to earth. We will also sing songs and pray together each day. Students don't need to be able to read, but do need to have their own Jesus Storybook Bible.
Taught by Miss Julie Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Bollywood dance (A), grades ES  open
If you want to stay active this summer while also learning about a new culture through dance, Bollywood Dance will be a great way for you to engage in both activities! In this class, you can learn fun dance moves, enjoy some really exciting music while also learning a little bit about the Indian culture!
Taught by Miss Keziah Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Traveling the world through prayer, Grade 3-5 (A), grades 3rd-5th  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Book club “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus”, grades 4th-6th  open
Join me in reading and discussing an interesting story about Aven Green in Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. What would it be like not having arms or having some kind of disability? How can we act and treat others who are different from us? (book available on Amazon.co.jp)
Taught by Mrs. Christine Iijima.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Beginner Graphic Design, MS (A), grades MS  open
Join us as we explore the graphic design app Canva. We will make digital creations such as photo collages, posters, invitations, brochures and more. If students will participate via an iPad, please have the free Canva app loaded in advance.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, Grade 7-8, (A), grades 7th-8th  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 11:50 am
Indian Cooking (A), grades MS/HS  open
We will be learning how to use Indian spices through some easy to prepare dishes. We could prepare one dish each day and by the end of the week you are ready for a spread. We will cover some appetizers, main dishes, desserts and tea.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥6000
Speech (A), grades HS  open
This course will be a basic overview of speech analysis, rhetorical techniques, and delivery, diving deep into Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech as our case study. This will be a good course for prospective AP English students (rising Seniors who took AP English this past year are welcome too, though be prepared for me to give you some leadership!), for students interested in the beauty and construction of a good speech, and for students interested in sharpening your public speaking ability itself. It doesn't matter if you love public speaking or are terrified of public speaking--there's room for everyone!
Taught by Mr. Nate Gibson.
5 sessions for ¥6000
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Make a Short Film! (A), grades ES  open
Do you want to learn how to make your own movie using iMovie? Here is a chance to shoot and edit your own short movie. Find a new way to entertain yourself and your family at home!!
Taught by Miss Priscilla Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Sign language (A), grades 3rd-5th  open
This course will teach common vocabulary used in American Sign Language as well as using the manual alphabet (finger alphabet). These signs are used by deaf people in most of North America.
Taught by Miss Denise Owen.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Word Games (A), grades 4th-6th  open
This course will be a fun chance to practice language through group word games, such as Scattergories, Snippets, Codenames, and more! Only materials needed are paper and pencils!
Taught by Miss Julie Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Study/Research Skills, Grades 4-8 (A), grades 4th-8th  open
Where does one start after the teacher says the dreaded words "research project"? Come learn strategies to strengthen your study skills and help you tackle big assignments with confidence! The only materials you need to get started are a notebook and a pencil.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Traveling the world through prayer, MS (A), grades MS  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Algebra Prep course, grades 8th-9th  open
This course is recommended for students who will be taking Algebra 1 in the upcoming year. We will focus on building a strong foundation in solving equations and inequalities. After strengthening equation-solving skills, and if time permits, we will move on to graphing linear functions. In both of these areas the main work of the class will be to apply our algebra skills to solve real problems.
Taught by Miss Heidi Barkman.
5 sessions for ¥3000
USA Style Baking (A), grades MS/HS  open
Impress your family and friends! We will learn to bake delicious American-style snacks and desserts. Following some discussion about baking in general, as well the chemistry involved in simple treat creation, we will actually make some scrumptious sweets. You will need some measuring spoons and cups, a couple of mixing bowls and some ingredients. I will send you a specific list the week before we start class. Let's BAKE!
Taught by Mrs. Jamie Matsuoka.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Music theory/sight singing (Kodaly method) (A), grades HS  open
"When you read you begin with "ABC. When you sing you begin with "do-re-mi." -Sound of Music In this course, you will learn that reading music is not as hard as you think. You just need the right tools and knowledge; the do-re-mi's, also known as "solfege." This is an important skill to have especially if you're thinking of studying music in college.
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Grade 1-3 (A), grades 1st-3rd  open
Learn how to make a puppet come alive! Create realistic actions and an interesting voice. Tell a story with your puppet and learn how to lip synch to popular songs. Challenge yourself to appear with your puppet and speak without moving your lips! Can you master the art of ventriloquism? Note: Please have a puppet available to use.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, Grade 4-6 (A), grades 4th-6th  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Artistic Letter Writing -- “Shochumimai”, MS (A), grades MS  open
Practice the wonderful Japanese culture of shochumimai - a tradition of sending beautiful postcards to wish friends a great summer. We will learn the characteristics of a good shochumimai, and use various art supplies of our choosing to produce visually engaging postcards.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Math problem solving, grades MS  open
What are mathematicians learning these days? Could a teenage student learn it? If you are interested in trying to do what actual mathematicians do in the real world, come along for a week of exploration and hopefully be inspired by the possibilities. We will look at several topics in discrete mathematics and related fields. You do NOT have to be a math genius to take this course! All are welcome!
Taught by Mr. David Marshall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Coffee Brewing Techniques (A), grades HS  open
You've never bean in a class like this! We will explore the coffee process from fruit to beverage. Instruction will be given on various brewing methods such as AeroPress, Pour Over, French Press, and Cold Brew. Brewing instruments are encouraged but not required.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
EAL, Grade 1-3 (A), grades 1st-3rd  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Grade 4-6 (A), grades 4th-6th  open
Learn how to make a puppet come alive! Create realistic actions and an interesting voice. Tell a story with your puppet and learn how to lip synch to popular songs. Challenge yourself to appear with your puppet and speak without moving your lips! Can you master the art of ventriloquism? Note: Please have a puppet available to use.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Storytelling (Theater/Drama) (A), grades MS/HS  open
Expand your theatrical techniques! We will learn to use expression, volume, enunciation, tone, and cadence to make our stories come alive. No materials required!
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Traveling the world through prayer, HS (A), grades HS  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Math problem solving, grades HS  open
What are mathematicians learning these days? Could a teenage student learn it? If you are interested in trying to do what actual mathematicians do in the real world, come along for a week of exploration and hopefully be inspired by the possibilities. We will look at several topics in discrete mathematics and related fields. You do NOT have to be a math genius to take this course! All are welcome!
Taught by Mr. David Marshall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3 (1 week)
8:00 am – 8:45 am
English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, Grade 1-3 (B), grades 1st-3rd  open
Do you want to speak English well? We will learn to use good grammar, add rich vocabulary and practice excellent spelling.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Morning Movement (B), grades 1st-2nd  open
Get ready to have a great day! Let's get our blood flowing with deep breathing, gentle stretching, and light training. No materials required but a towel and exercise mat are encouraged.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, Grade 3-5 (B), grades 3rd-5th  open
Do you want to speak English well? We will learn to use good grammar, add rich vocabulary and practice excellent spelling.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Artistic letter writing -- “shochumimai”, Grade 3-5 (B), grades 3rd-5th  open
Practice the wonderful Japanese culture of shochumimai - a tradition of sending beautiful postcards to wish friends a great summer. We will learn the characteristics of a good shochumimai, and use various art supplies of our choosing to produce visually engaging postcards.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Fun Indoor Exercise, Grade 4-6, grades 4th-6th  open
Summers in Tokyo are so hot and humid! You may not feel like going outside very much, but we all still need to move our bodies to stay healthy. We will be doing fun exercises to make our hearts, bones and muscles stronger! We will focus on moving our bodies, but we will also learn a little bit about why we should train our bodies.
Taught by Mr. Jared Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Writing Poems and Prose (B), grades 4th-6th  open
Join published author and poet, Ruth Gilmore Ingulsrud, for a class on polishing and publishing poetry and prose. By the end of the course, each student will have at least one finished piece to submit for publication.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
9:00 am – 9:50 am
MS Reading/ Writing Skills (B), grades 7th-8th  open
This course provides students with opportunities to learn/improve reading and writing skills. We are going to explore different topics such as geography, history and culture. For reading, we will be learning reading strategies to improve reading skills. Students will also learn how to answer reading questions. For writing, we will focus on writing skills, such as organizing ideas, answering essay questions, summarizing/paraphrasing, grammar, revising/editing, and note taking skills.
Taught by Mrs. Sachie Hara.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Hand Lettering, grades MS  open
Try out some new handwriting techniques by learning hand lettering/modern calligraphy. We will practice using these skills to add artistic flair to journaling and note-taking and as well as writing quotes and Bible verses.
Taught by Miss Julie Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, HS (B), grades HS  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Book Study “Harry the Dirty Dog” , grades K-2nd   open
Join us as we read a famous children's book, Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion. Harry was a white dog with black spots. He liked everything except for getting a bath. One day he took his scrubbing brush from the tub, buried it in the backyard, and ran away! What was Harry thinking? What is going to happen to him? Join this course to build reading, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills! If you do not own the book, you can buy it from Amazon Japan.
Taught by Mrs. Ashley Nakamura.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Traveling the world through prayer, Grade 3-5 (B), grades 3rd-5th  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Book club “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street”, grades 4th-6th  open
Join us as we read "The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street" by Karina Yan Glaser. This is a delightful story of a family who is about to lose their beloved house in New York City, and does everything they can to save it! Please purchase or borrow this book for the class (available on Amazon Japan).
Taught by Miss Julie Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Bollywood dance (B), grades ES  open
If you want to stay active this summer while also learning about a new culture through dance, Bollywood Dance will be a great way for you to engage in both activities! In this class, you can learn fun dance moves, enjoy some really exciting music while also learning a little bit about the Indian culture!
Taught by Miss Keziah Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Beginner Graphic Design, MS (B), grades MS  open
Join us as we explore the graphic design app Canva. We will make digital creations such as photo collages, posters, invitations, brochures and more. If students will participate via an iPad, please have the free Canva app loaded in advance.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Training your body to run longer and faster, MS, grades MS  open
Whether you are training to compete in a sport or simply looking to become more fit, taking time to run long and fast is a great decision. In this course, you will learn how to improve your running speed and endurance and how to put together a training plan. Of course, safety is always first, so we will also discuss how to do all this in a way that helps you avoid injury.
Taught by Mr. Jared Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, Grade 7-8 (B), grades 7th-8th  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 11:50 am
Indian Cooking (B), grades MS/HS  open
We will be learning how to use Indian spices through some easy to prepare dishes. We could prepare one dish each day and by the end of the week you are ready for a spread. We will cover some appetizers, main dishes, desserts and tea.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥6000
Speech (B), grades HS  open
This course will be a basic overview of speech analysis, rhetorical techniques, and delivery, diving deep into Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address as our case study. This will be a good course for prospective AP English students (rising Seniors who took AP English this past year are welcome too, though be prepared for me to give you some leadership!), for students interested in the beauty and construction of a good speech, and for students interested in sharpening your public speaking ability itself. It doesn't matter if you love public speaking or are terrified of public speaking--there's room for everyone!
Taught by Mr. Nate Gibson.
5 sessions for ¥6000
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Sign language (B), grades 3rd-5th  open
This course will teach common vocabulary used in American Sign Language as well as using the manual alphabet (finger alphabet). These signs are used by deaf people in most of North America.
Taught by Miss Denise Owen.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Make a Short Film! (B), grades ES  open
Do you want to learn how to make your own movie using iMovie? Here is a chance to shoot and edit your own short movie. Find a new way to entertain yourself and your family at home!!
Taught by Miss Priscilla Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Study/Research Skills, Grades 4-8 (B), grades 4th-8th  open
Where does one start after the teacher says the dreaded words "research project"? Come learn strategies to strengthen your study skills and help you tackle big assignments with confidence! The only materials you need to get started are a notebook and a pencil.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Traveling the world through prayer, MS (B), grades MS  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
USA Style Baking (B), grades MS/HS  open
Impress your family and friends! We will learn to bake delicious American-style snacks and desserts (different from week 1). Following some discussion about baking in general, as well the chemistry involved in simple treat creation, we will actually make some scrumptious sweets. You will need some measuring spoons and cups, a couple of mixing bowls and some ingredients. I will send you a specific list the week before we start class. Let's BAKE!
Taught by Mrs. Jamie Matsuoka.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Music theory/sight singing (Kodaly method) (B), grades MS  open
"When you read you begin with "ABC. When you sing you begin with "do-re-mi." -Sound of Music In this course, you will learn that reading music is not as hard as you think. You just need the right tools and knowledge; the do-re-mi's, also known as "solfege." This is an important skill to have especially if you're thinking of studying music in college.
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Grade 1-3 (B), grades 1st-3rd  open
Learn how to make a puppet come alive! Create realistic actions and an interesting voice. Tell a story with your puppet and learn how to lip synch to popular songs. Challenge yourself to appear with your puppet and speak without moving your lips! Can you master the art of ventriloquism? Note: Please have a puppet available to use.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, Grade 4-6 (B), grades 4th-6th  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Artistic letter writing -- “shochumimai”, MS (B), grades MS  open
Practice the wonderful Japanese culture of shochumimai - a tradition of sending beautiful postcards to wish friends a great summer. We will learn the characteristics of a good shochumimai, and use various art supplies of our choosing to produce visually engaging postcards.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
10 sessions for ¥3000
Coffee Brewing Techniques (B), grades HS  open
You've never bean in a class like this! We will explore the coffee process from fruit to beverage. Instruction will be given on various brewing methods such as AeroPress, Pour Over, French Press, and Cold Brew. Brewing instruments are encouraged but not required.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Basic Coding Skills, grades MS  open
This course would give an overview of the structure and logic of computer programming through MIT's the Scratch programming language. Scratch is a visual programming language designed to help children visualize the logical processes underlying computer programs. The course will help students to design simple animated games while learning the skills and vocabulary of computer programs. You will need your Chromebook.
Taught by Mr. Noah Okada.
5 sessions for ¥3000
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
EAL, Grade 1-3 (B), grades 1st-3rd  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Grade 4-6 (B), grades 4th-6th  open
Learn how to make a puppet come alive! Create realistic actions and an interesting voice. Tell a story with your puppet and learn how to lip synch to popular songs. Challenge yourself to appear with your puppet and speak without moving your lips! Can you master the art of ventriloquism? Note: Please have a puppet available to use.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Studying Monologues (Theater/Drama), grades MS/HS  open
Do you think Drama and Theater require a full cast? In this class, you will discover all the powerful impact and dramatic punch that can be packed into monologues. No materials required!
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Traveling the world through prayer, HS (B), grades HS  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10 (1 week)
8:00 am – 8:45 am
English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, Grade 1-3 (C), grades 1st-3rd  open
Do you want to speak English well? We will learn to use good grammar, add rich vocabulary and practice excellent spelling.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Artistic letter writing -- “shochumimai”, Grade 3-5 (C), grades 3rd-5th  open
Practice the wonderful Japanese culture of shochumimai - a tradition of sending beautiful postcards to wish friends a great summer. We will learn the characteristics of a good shochumimai, and use various art supplies of our choosing to produce visually engaging postcards.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, Grade 3-5 (C), grades 3rd-5th  open
Do you want to speak English well? We will learn to use good grammar, add rich vocabulary and practice excellent spelling.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Morning Movement (C), grades 1st-2nd  open
Get ready to have a great day! Let's get our blood flowing with deep breathing, gentle stretching, and light training. No materials required but a towel and exercise mat are encouraged.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Word games (B), grades 4th-6th  open
This course will be a fun chance to practice language through group word games, such as Scattergories, Snippets, Codenames, and more!
Taught by Miss Julie Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
9:00 am – 9:50 am
MS Reading/ Writing Skills (C), grades 7th-8th  open
This course provides students with opportunities to learn/improve reading and writing skills. We are going to explore different topics such as geography, history and culture. For reading, we will be learning reading strategies to improve reading skills. Students will also learn how to answer reading questions. For writing, we will focus on writing skills, such as organizing ideas, answering essay questions, summarizing/paraphrasing, grammar, revising/editing, and note taking skills.
Taught by Mrs. Sachie Hara.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Fun Indoor Exercise, MS, grades MS  open
Summers in Tokyo are so hot and humid! You may not feel like going outside very much, but we all still need to move our bodies to stay healthy. We will be doing fun exercises to make our hearts, bones and muscles stronger! We will focus on moving our bodies, but we will also learn a little bit about why we should train our bodies.
Taught by Mr. Jared Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, HS (C), grades HS  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Bollywood dance (C), grades ES  open
If you want to stay active this summer while also learning about a new culture through dance, Bollywood Dance will be a great way for you to engage in both activities! In this class, you can learn fun dance moves, enjoy some really exciting music while also learning a little bit about the Indian culture!
Taught by Miss Keziah Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Book club “The Chocolate Touch”, grades 2nd-3rd  open
Join us as we read and discuss "The Chocolate Touch" by Patrick Skene Catling. This story is about John Midas who loves chocolate! He chooses to eat chocolate over anything! But one day, after visiting the candy store and buying and eating their best chocolate he finds out that everything his lips touched turns into chocolate! What is going to happen to John? Is he going to get tired of chocolate? Or will it continue to be his favorite food? This course will help build your reading, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. If you do not own the book, please buy the book on Amazon Japan.
Taught by Mrs. Ashley Nakamura.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Traveling the world through prayer, Grade 3-5 (C), grades 3rd-5th  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Book club “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day”, grades 4th-6th  open
Join us as we read and discuss "Ms. Bixby's Last Day" by John David Anderson. When a loved teacher suddenly can't finish the school year because of sickness, three boys decide to give her a very special last day. Please purchase or borrow this book for the class (available on Amazon Japan.)
Taught by Miss Julie Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Beginner Graphic Design, MS (C), grades MS  open
Join us as we explore the graphic design app Canva. We will make digital creations such as photo collages, posters, invitations, brochures and more. If students will participate via an iPad, please have the free Canva app loaded in advance.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, Grade 7-8 (C), grades 7th-8th  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Training your body to run longer and faster, HS, grades HS  open
Whether you are training to compete in a sport or simply looking to become more fit, taking time to run long and fast is a great decision. In this course, you will learn how to improve your running speed and endurance and how to put together a training plan. Of course, safety is always first, so we will also discuss how to do all this in a way that helps you avoid injury.
Taught by Mr. Jared Johnson.
5 sessions for ¥3000
10:00 am – 11:50 am
Indian Cooking (C), grades MS/HS  open
We will be learning how to use Indian spices through some easy to prepare dishes. We could prepare one dish each day and by the end of the week you are ready for a spread. We will cover some appetizers, main dishes, desserts and tea.
Taught by Mrs. Shyni Paul.
5 sessions for ¥6000
Speech (C), grades HS  open
This course will be a basic overview of speech analysis, rhetorical techniques, and delivery, diving deep into Winston Churchill's famous "We Shall Fight" speech as our case study. This will be a good course for prospective AP English students (rising Seniors who took AP English this past year are welcome too, though be prepared for me to give you some leadership!), for students interested in the beauty and construction of a good speech, and for students interested in sharpening your public speaking ability itself. It doesn't matter if you love public speaking or are terrified of public speaking--there's room for everyone!
Taught by Mr. Nate Gibson.
5 sessions for ¥6000
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Make a Short Film! (C), grades ES  open
Do you want to learn how to make your own movie using iMovie? Here is a chance to shoot and edit your own short movie. Find a new way to entertain yourself and your family at home!!
Taught by Miss Priscilla Paul.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Sign language (C), grades 3rd-5th  open
This course will teach common vocabulary used in American Sign Language as well as using the manual alphabet (finger alphabet). These signs are used by deaf people in most of North America.
Taught by Miss Denise Owen.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Poetry Appreciation, grades 4th-6th  open
Explore many types of poems, from haiku to limericks, with a special emphasis on humorous poetry. From Dickinson to Shel Silverstein, we will explore the rich world of poetry. We will allow time for the sharing of our participants' original poetry!
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Study/Research Skills, Grades 4-8 (C), grades 4th-8th  open
Where does one start after the teacher says the dreaded words "research project"? Come learn strategies to strengthen your study skills and help you tackle big assignments with confidence! The only materials you need to get started are a notebook and a pencil.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Traveling the world through prayer, MS (C), grades MS  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
USA Style Baking (C), grades MS/HS  open
Impress your family and friends! We will learn to bake delicious American-style snacks and desserts (different from week 1 and 2). Following some discussion about baking in general, as well the chemistry involved in simple treat creation, we will actually make some scrumptious sweets. You will need some measuring spoons and cups, a couple of mixing bowls and some ingredients. I will send you a specific list the week before we start class. Let's BAKE!
Taught by Mrs. Jamie Matsuoka.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Music theory/sight singing (Kodaly method) (C), grades HS  open
"When you read you begin with "ABC. When you sing you begin with "do-re-mi." -Sound of Music In this course, you will learn that reading music is not as hard as you think. You just need the right tools and knowledge; the do-re-mi's, also known as "solfege." This is an important skill to have especially if you're thinking of studying music in college.
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Exploring Exciting Science, grades HS  open
This course would teach students about some of the most exciting advancements in modern science that have been published in recent years. In this course we will talk through exciting experiments published in top scientific journals covering topics across all spectrums of science ranging from neuroscience to astrophysics. The course will equip students with the basic skills to ask scientific questions and design their own experiments.
Taught by Mr. Noah Okada.
5 sessions for ¥3000
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppet Read-Alouds, Grade 1-3, grades 1st-3rd  open
Enjoy many puppet-assisted story times with Baabara, Truthful the Lion, Grudge the Rat and Genevieve the Giraffe. Learn to perform your own puppet read-aloud. (Previous course on puppetry recommended but not required.) Note: Please have a puppet available to use.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
EAL, Grade 4-6 (C), grades 4th-6th  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Artistic letter writing -- “shochumimai”, MS (C), grades MS  open
Practice the wonderful Japanese culture of shochumimai - a tradition of sending beautiful postcards to wish friends a great summer. We will learn the characteristics of a good shochumimai, and use various art supplies of our choosing to produce visually engaging postcards.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Coffee Brewing Techniques (C) , grades HS  open
You've never bean in a class like this! We will explore the coffee process from fruit to beverage. Instruction will be given on various brewing methods such as AeroPress, Pour Over, French Press, and Cold Brew. Brewing instruments are encouraged but not required.
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
EAL, Grade 1-3 (C), grades 1st-3rd  open
Let me help you keep up with your English (Reading, writing, speaking) so that you're ready to go back to school in the fall! We will build vocabulary, practice writing and reading in a fun way!
Taught by Miss Marian Mine.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Puppet Read-Alouds, Grade 4-6, grades 4th-6th  open
Enjoy many puppet-assisted story times with Baabara, Truthful the Lion, Grudge the Rat and Genevieve the Giraffe. Learn to perform your own puppet read-aloud. (Previous course on puppetry recommended but not required.) Note: Please have a puppet available to use.
Taught by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud.
5 sessions for ¥3000
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Storytelling (Theater/Drama)(B), grades MS/HS  open
Expand your theatrical techniques! We will learn to use expression, volume, enunciation, tone, and cadence to make our stories come alive. No materials required!
Taught by Miss Angie Hall.
5 sessions for ¥3000
Traveling the world through prayer, HS (C), grades HS  open
We will be learning about different countries, their unique characteristics and traditions, as well as social/global issues. We will be lifting up the world to God in prayer.
Taught by Miss Minori Nagatomo.
5 sessions for ¥3000
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