Calendar 2015

Monthly Events

April: Easter

May: Children’s Day / Mother’s Day

June: Father’s Day

July: Tanabata

August: Summer Festival

September: Grandparent’s Day

October: Halloween

November: Guy Fawkes Day

December: Christmas

January: Making mochi

February: Setsubun

March: Hina Matsuri

Over the course of the year we will look at 11 different historical figures, each of which will offer your children a different viewpoint of the world around them.

Charles Darwin – Animals, Humans


The man behind the theory of evolution, Darwin shaped the way everyone looked at the natural world and noted how we are all a part of it.

The Brothers Grimm – Stories, Fairy Tales.


The brothers who made Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White popular, we will be reading through their stories and fables.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Music


We will explore the exciting world of music, by not only looking at the classics, but by making our own instruments and creating fresh, modern music.

Edwin Powell Hubble – Stargazing, the Night Sky


Being the first to discover other galaxies than our own, the Hubble Telescope is named after this man. We will work together to make our own telescope and go stargazing.

William Gilbert – Electricity, Technology


When Gilbert first discovered electricity, people thought of it as a mere toy, now it is integral to our life. Amongst other things, we will be seeing the electric power a potato wields.

Thomas Edison – Making Movies, Acting


One of the world’s most prolific inventors, we will be concentrating on his contribution to cinema and we’ll be making our own movie!

Jesse Owens – Sports


Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. To salute this amazing athlete, we will hold a sports day event, and learn the importance of exercise.

Alexander Graham Bell – Conversations, Using Our Voices


The man that brought the telephone to the masses, we will be seeing how we can use our voices in a variety of ways and how technology can help us talk.

Neil Armstrong – Adventures, The Moon


Taking one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. This month we will ask, what do you think is on the moon?

Florence Nightingale – Staying Healthy


The founder of modern nursing, Ms. Nightingale was able to help thousands of people. We will look at how we can learn from her and stay healthy.

The Wright Brothers – Flying Things

wright brother flying

The first airborne humans, the Wright Brothers are the foundation of every flying vehicle we use today. What flying machines do you love? If you could fly, where would you go?

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