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School Events Sleepover Koinobori Swimmy Project Wake up Shake up

The Newsletter - May Edition 2012 - 2013 From the Principal Dear
Parents,

Class Activities - this month Grade ES & DS 3/4 Sakura Art Pre Kindergarten Kindergarten - Where are we from? Grade ES 3/4 Music Grade ES & DS 5/6 - The Art of Mimicry/Gallery

Important Information Calendar PYP Information & Parent Information

Note: This newsletter reflects the exciting events and activities taking places in some of the classes and school. Each month we will showcase ‘authentic’ learning.

Time
flies
and
we
have
only
about
two
more
months
le8
in
the
school
year
of
2012/2013.
As
every
 year
the
month
of
May
is
a
Cme
when
we
reach
out
to
the
community
by
parCcipaCng
in
annual
 local
events.
The
school’s
presence
at
the
Rokko
Island
Welcome
FesCval
has
become
a
tradiCon,
 thanks
to
the
commitment
of
Board
members,
the
PTA
and
many
parents.
Visitors
to
the
fesCval
get
 a
taste
of
home‐made
cakes
and
German
drinks
and
also,
very
importantly,
informaCon
about
the
 school.
Perhaps
best
of
all,
the
proceeds
from
the
cake
sale
are
donated
to
the
school’s
aid
project,
 the
Fujinosono
children’s
home
in
Iwate.
StarCng
in
2011,
the
year
when
the
Tohoku
disaster
struck,
 DESK
has
extended
a
helping
hand
to
the
Fujinosono
children,
donaCng
200,000
yen
every
year
and
 so
supporCng
their
efforts
to
build
a
new
home
a8er
the
old
one
was
damaged
by
the
earthquake.
 In
her
leWers
Sr.
Caelina,
the
director
of
the
home,
has
stressed
how
grateful
she
is
for
our
conCnued
 support.
As
the
principal
I
would
like
to
express
my
thanks
to
all
those
who
worked
so
hard
for
the
 charity
bake
sale
as
well
as
for
promoCng
the
school
at
the
Rokko
Island
Welcome
FesCval
on
April
 28
and
29. The
second
annual
community
event
on
Rokko
Island
our
school
parCcipates
in
is
the
InternaConal
 Kids’
Day.
This
year
the
event
will
take
place
on
May
25
and
will
also
commemorate
the
25th
 anniversary
of
Rokko
Island.
The
theme
is
Celebrate,
Collaborate
and
Create.
Many
different
 organizaCons
will
prepare
fun
acCviCes
for
children.
Our
school
will
offer
stage
performances
as
well
 as
an
obstacle
course
for
kids
and
a
seed
planCng
acCvity. Shortly
a8er
InternaConal
Kids’
Day
we
will
hold
an
informaCon
session
(on
Wednesday,
April
29
 from
4:00
p.m.
to
5:00
p.m.)
to
inform
you
about
developments
for
the
next
school
year.
If
you
have
 any
quesCons
and
concerns
which
you
would
like
to
be
addressed
at
the
session,
please
feel
free
to
 contact
us
at
mail@dskobe.org
or
principal@dskobe.org.

 












































































































Best
regards,










 









































































































































Ursula
Shioji

Deutsche Schule Kobe – European School 3-2-8 Koyochonaka Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0032 Japan Tel.: 078-857-9777・Fax: 078 857- 9775・http://www.dskobe.org/・mail@dskobe.org


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Schulveranstaltungen Sleepover Koinobori Swimmy Project Wake up Shake up

Rundbrief - Mai 2012 - 2013 Von der Schulleitung 
Liebe
Eltern,

Klassenaktivitäten in diesem Monat Grade ES & DS 3/4 Sakura Art Pre Kindergarten Kindergarten - Where are we from? Grade ES 3/4 Music Grade ES & DS 5/6 - The Art of Mimicry/Gallery

Wichtige Informationen Kalender PYP Information & Parent Information

A n m e r ku n g :
 D i e s e r
 Rundbrief
 ermöglicht
 Ihnen
 einen
 Blick
 auf
 spannende
 Ereignisse
 und
AkCvitäten,
die
 sich
in
einigen K l a s s e n r ä u m e n
 u n d
 i m
 Schulhaus 
 abspielen.
 Jeden
 Monat
 präsenCeren
wir
 Ihnen
 im
 Rundbrief
 ‚authenCsches
 Lernen.‘

die
Zeit
vergeht
im
Fluge
und
wir
haben
nur
noch
zwei
Monate
im
Schuljahr
2012/2013
übrig.
Wie
in
jedem
 Jahr
 ist
 der
 Mai
ein
 Monat,
in
dem
 wir
 uns
auch
 durch
 die
 Teilnahme
an
 jährlich
 stalindenden
 lokalen
 Veranstaltungen
 an
 die
 Öffentlichkeit
 wenden.
Die
 Präsenz
 der
 Schule
 auf
 dem
 Rokko
 Island
 Welcome
 FesCval
 ist
 dank
 des
 Engagements
 von
 Vorstandsmitgliedern,
 der
 PTA
 und
 vielen
 Eltern
 zur
 TradiCon
 geworden.
Besucher
 des
FesCvals
können
selbst
 gebackene
Kuchen
und
deutsche
Getränke
probieren
und
 auch
 –
was
sehr
wichCg
ist
 –
InformaConen
 über
die
Schule
bekommen.
Vielleicht
 das
Beste
von
 allem
ist
 jedoch,
dass
der
Erlös
aus
dem
Kuchenverkauf
für
 das
Hilfsprojekt
der
 Schule,
das
Fujinosono‐Kinderheim

 in
 Iwate,
 gespendet
 wird.
 Seit
 dem
 Jahr
 2011,
 dem
 Jahr
 der
 Tohoku‐Katastrophe,
 unterstützt
 DESK
 die
 Kinder
 des
 Fujinosono‐Kinderheims
 mit
 einer
 Spende
 von
 jährlich
 200,000
 Yen,
 um
 ihnen
 bei
 dem
 Bemühen
 um
 die
 Finanzierung
 des
 Kinderheimneubaus
 zu
 helfen,
 nachdem
 der
 alte
 Bau
 durch
 das
 Erdbeben
unbewohnbar
wurde.
In
 jedem
ihrer
Briefe
hat
 Sr.
Caelina,
die
Leiterin
 des
Heims,
geschrieben,
 wie
dankbar
sie
für
unsere
konCnuierliche
Unterstützung
ist.
Als
Schulleiterin
möchte
ich
an
dieser
Stelle
all
 jenen
 danken,
 die
 für
 den
 Kuchenspendenverkauf
 und
 die
 Förderung
 der
 Schule
 auf
 dem
 Rokko
 Island
 Welcome
FesCval
am
28.
und
29.
April
so
fleißig
gearbeitet
haben. Die
zweite
jährliche
öffentliche
Veranstaltung
auf
Rokko
Island,
an
der
unsere
Schule
teilnimmt,
ist
der
 InternaConal
Kids’
Day.
In
diesem
Jahr
findet
er
am
25.
Mai
staW
und
wird
auch
an
den
25.
Geburtstag
von
 Rokko
Island
erinnern.
Das
Thema
ist
“Celebrate,
Collaborate
and
Create”
(“Feiern,
zusammenarbeiten
und
 schöpferisch
täCg
sein“).

Viele
verschiedene
OrganisaConen
werden
AkCvitäten
vorbereiten,
die
Kindern
 Spaß
machen.
Unsere
Schule
wird
neben
Vorführungen
auf
der
Bühne
einen
Hindernis‐Parcours
für
Kinder
 und
eine
PflanzakCon
anbieten.
 Bald
nach
dem
InternaConal
Kids’
Day
werden
wir
eine
InformaConsveranstaltung
(am
MiWwoch,
dem
 29.April
von
16.00
bis
17.00
Uhr)
halten,
um
Sie
über
Entwicklungen
im
Hinblick
auf
das
nächste
Schuljahr
 zu
unterrichten.
Wenn
Sie
Fragen
oder
Anliegen
haben,
von
denen
Sie
wünschen,
dass
sie
auf
der
 Veranstaltung

angesprochen
werden,
zögern
Sie
biWe
nicht,
uns
unter
mail@dskobe.org
oder
 principal@dskobe.org
zu
kontakCeren.




















































 




























































































































Herzliche
Grüße










Ursula
Shioji

Deutsche Schule Kobe – European School 3-2-8 Koyochonaka Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0032 Japan Tel.: 078-857-9777・Fax: 078 857- 9775・http://www.dskobe.org/・mail@dskobe.org


School Events - SLeepover/Pyjamaparty Preschool and Gr1/2 had an exciting time at the sleepover. The students prepared their own salad to eat for their table. After the evening meal there was lots of fun activities for everyone. We had an evening stroll on River Mall and played fun games with the torches. After that we heard a nice story. Finally it was time to go to bed....We slept in the library and our classrooms. The next day we had a healthy breakfast to get us ready for the day. Yummy food - Fresh salad, pasta and sausages.

Sleepy time- Time to have a good night’s sleep

Deutsche Schule Kobe – European School 3-2-8 Koyochonaka Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0032 Japan Tel.: 078-857-9777・Fax: 078 857- 9775・http://www.dskobe.org/・mail@dskobe.org


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School Events - Koinobori Swimmy Project The children at Deutsche Schule Kobe/European School all participated in 'Kobe Swimmy Project' to make messages of support and love for the people of Tohoku. They wrote their messages onto a huge Koinobori which was hung at the Mayafuto Wharf, Kobe. From there it was then sent to Tohoku. Kobe Swimmy Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nzC3trWqbM&noredirect=1

http://www.facebook.com/kobeswimmyproject

Swimmy in Tohoku

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School Events - Wake up shake up Preschool ES & DS

It was a nice warm sunny day and Preschool decided by themselves to show everyone at Break time how to do Wake up Shake up. They were very coordinated and had learned the dance steps perfectly. There were a few of the other students dancing with them. They enjoyed being in the spotlight and dancing to the music on the portable ‘rock pod’. Well done Preschool!!!

Preschool Lead Wake up Shake up Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqtJb2qK7Q

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Classroom Activities Grade 3/4 ES & DS -Sakura Art

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Classroom Activities Pre Kindergarten

Pre‐Kindergarten
had
a
 lot
of
new
children
join
 the
class. We
have
been
working
 together
and
developing
 our
fine
and
gross
motor
 skills
with
our
new
 friends! Sosuke

Leon

Rinka

Alana and Ichita

Elise and Luna and Mai

Mai

Junpei

Keiko

Rana

Shuya

Deutsche Schule Kobe – European School 3-2-8 Koyochonaka Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0032 Japan Tel.: 078-857-9777・Fax: 078 857- 9775・http://www.dskobe.org/・mail@dskobe.org


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Classroom Activities

Samuele - Italia!

Gabriel - We put a photo on map show children from France, Italy, Japan.... everywhere! We can all do because we come from here and here and here. Many, many place. But here, Japan everyone together, same.

Ryuki - Map of here and here and here! Many place!

We come from all over the world

Sara - This Sara! Mummy Japan, Daddy Belgi!

Anika - Me finding Philippines!

Junsei - I stick picture of me on Japan, me from Japan.

Deutsche Schule Kobe – European School 3-2-8 Koyochonaka Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0032 Japan Tel.: 078-857-9777・Fax: 078 857- 9775・http://www.dskobe.org/・mail@dskobe.org


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Classroom activities - Music Grade 3/4 ES - Volcano Orchestra

We
 saw
the
 video
 of
Hovhaness’s
 Symphony
 No.50
“
 St.Helens”
 as
 a
 reference.
 First
 we
 tried
 to
 express
 the
 eruption
 of 
 a
 volcano
 using
 only
 percussion
 instruments.
 This
 resulted
 with
 just
 loud
 noise,
 which
 failed
 to
 express
 the
 tranquility
 before
 and
 after
 the
 eruption.
 So
 we
 decided
 to
 add
 some
 quiet
 instruments
e.g.
xylophone,
hand
bell
etc.
Now
we
 can
express
 3
different
sound
 contrasts.
Also
we
realized
that
having
a
conductor
will
improve
our
performance,
 who
will
help
in
controlling
tempo,
timing
and
dynamics
 of
our
music.
At
last
we
 discussed
about
the
position
from
acoustic
and
visual
site.
After
the
last
rehearsal
 everybody
was
clapping
hands
with
a
big
smile!!!

まずアラン ホヴァネス作曲の交響曲50番をビデオでみて 使う楽器を打楽 器から選びました。でもそれでは単に大きな音、ノイズしか表現できないこ とに気づきました。噴火前の静けさ、激しい噴火、再び訪れる静けさとい う3つのコントラストをつくるために 音量の低い楽器をいれてみました。 また、練習中に指揮者がいるとその時々に演奏する楽器の選択、テンポ、 ダイナミックスのコントロールをわかりやすく全員に伝え、皆をまとめるこ とができ演奏しやすくなることにきづきました。最後に音響的、視覚的の 両方からみて配置を決めました。こうした試行錯誤の末、最後のリハーサル の終わった時にはみんな、ビッグスマイルで拍手しました!! Grade 3/4

http://youtu.be/c75YX2sxAFk

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¨ Aktivitaten in der klasse Klasse 5/6 ES & DS

Kunst
in
Klasse
5/6 Um
in
 ihrem
 Lebensraum
 zu
überleben,
nutzen
 Lebewesen
die
 Kunst
der
Tarnung.
Unter
 diesem
Motto
 steht
 zurzeit
 der
Kunstunterricht
 der
beiden
Klassen
5/6.
Auf
abstrakte
und
auf
sehr
handgreifliche
Weise
lassen
die
Schülerinnen
und
Schüler
verschiedenste
Dinge
mit
Hilfe
 der
 Tarnung
 verschwinden.
Zunächst
 galt
 es,
 ein
 buntes
 Muster,
dann
 die
 eigenen
 Hände
zu
 „verstecken“.
Als
nächstes
 werden
 es
Tiere
 sein,
die
sich
an
ihre
natürliche
Umgebung
angepasst
haben.

Art
in
Grade
5/6 To
survive
in
an
ecosystem,
animals
use
the
art
of
camouflage.
This
has
been
the
motto
of
the
art
lessons
in
grades
5/6.
Through
abstract
as
 well
 as
 very
hands‐on
 activities,
students
 have
made
different
 things
disappear
 with
 the
help
 of
camouflage.
First
 colourful
 patters,
then
 their
own
hands
were
“hidden”.
Next
on
the
agenda
are
animals
that
have
adapted
to
their
natural
environment.


Please see the larger Gallery on the next page.

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¨ Aktivitaten in der klasse The Art of Mimicry

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Kalender Wich%ge
Daten
im
Mai 8

Mi

Erster
Schultag
nach
derGoldenen
Woche

15

Mi

Tag
der
Offenen
Tür

21

Di

Vorstandssitzung
(19
Uhr)


25

Sa

InternaConal
Kids’
Day

29

Mi

Assembly
(ES
1/2) InformaConsveranstaltung
für
Eltern
(16
–
17
Uhr)

29.
April
–
7.
Mai

4 20

Di Do

24

Mo

25

Di

26

Mi

28

Fr 1. Juli

–
31.
Aug.


Goldene
Woche

Wich%ge
Daten
im
Juni Besuch
der
Konan‐Schule Von
SchülerInnen
geleitete
Konferenz DS
Eltern‐Lehrer‐Gespräche DS
Eltern‐Lehrer‐Gespräche DS
Eltern‐Lehrer‐Gespräche
 Zeugnisse Abschlussparty Sommerferien

Wich%ge
Daten
im
September
(2013/2014) 2

Mo

4

Mi

9

Mo

Erster
Schultag
nach
den
Sommerferien
(außer
Klasse
1) Kein
NachmiWagsunterricht Elternabend Einschulungsfeier
(für
die
neuen
Erstklässler
und
ihre
Familien) Kein
NachmiWagsprogramm
für
Schulkinder
(Vorschule
–
Klasse
6) NachmiWagsprogramm
für
Kindergartenkinder
beginnt

23
‐
27 Mo
‐
Fr Woche
der
Kulturen 2
–
6
Sept.:
Kein
NachmiWagsprogramm
für
Kindergartenkinder Deutsche Schule Kobe – European School 3-2-8 Koyochonaka Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0032 Japan Tel.: 078-857-9777・Fax: 078 857- 9775・http://www.dskobe.org/・mail@dskobe.org


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Calendar Important
Dates
in
May 8

Wed

First
day
of
school
a8er
Golden
Week

15

Wed

Open
Day

21

Tue

Board
meeCng
(19:00)

25

Sat

InternaConal
Kids’
Day

29

Wed

Assembly
(ES
1/2) Parent
InformaCon
Session
(16:00
–
17:00)

April
29
–
May
7

Golden
Week

Important
Dates
in
June 4

Tue

Konan
School
Visit

20

Thu

Student‐led
Conferences

24

Mon

DS
Parent
Teacher
Conferences

25

Tue

DS
Parent
Teacher
Conferences

26

Wed

DS
Parent
Teacher
Conferences

28

Fri

Report
Cards Year
End
Party

July
1
–
Aug.
31

Summer
Holidays

2

Mon

4

Wed

9

Mon

Important
Dates
in
September
(2013/2014) First
school
day
a8er
the
Summer
holidays
(except
for
grade
1) Half
day Parents’
Night Enrollment
Party
(for
new
first
graders
and
their
families) No
A8ernoon
Program
for
Primary
School
children A8ernoon
Program
for
kindergarten
children
starts

23
‐
27

Mon
‐
Fri Culture
Week Sept.
2
–
6:
No
A8ernoon
Program
for
Kindergarten
children

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PYP Information and Parent Involvement Parent Information Session on May 29, 2013. Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Multi-Purpose Room Topic: School year 2013/2014 Child care: Will be provided for children enrolled at the school

As we begin the last quarter of the school year 2012/2013, we are already looking ahead to the new school year starting in September 2013. Like every year the school curriculum is reviewed, new initiatives are ushered in, new staff is hired, the handbooks are reviewed and improvements planned. We would like to give you a preview of what the school year 2013/2014 will bring and hope you will avail yourselves of this opportunity to get information, ask questions and give us feedback. Please let us know whether you will be able to attend the session by sending back the return slip attached by May 20, 2013.

Please keep checking our school Facebook page as it often has daily or weekly updated information, pictures and video.

https://www.facebook.com/dskobe.org


PYP Information - New Laptops

Information Communication Technology at Deutsche Schule Kobe/European School The school has received the first of twenty very powerful 15 inch laptops which are now ready for use by the students at the Deutsche Schule Kobe/ European school. Mr. Mayer and Mr. Hurst spent time to prepare the computers with software and make the Laptop carts to make them available for after Golden week. The IBO recognizes that 21st Century technologies are increasingly important to integrate into all areas of the curriculum. They say: “The effective integration of ICT enhances the learner’s opportunity to connect globally and to explore different perspectives in order to understand evolving cultural and social norms. The following list of ICT skills provides the whole school community with a structure for using ICT as a tool for learning. It has been designed in recognition of the fact that learning is a series of feedback loops involving the individual, the group and the local or global environment. All teachers working with PYP students will find that the ICT skills will be relevant to the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry as well as to subject-specific inquiries. ICT includes a variety of approaches to help connect learners within both the local and global community in order to empower learning. Learners’ awareness, use and appreciation of different ICT knowledge, skills and platforms should be developed. Furthermore, students should be encouraged to recognize that competency in ICT is a valuable life skill. The following six ICT skills are relevant to all learners: investigating, creating, communicating, collaborating, organizing and becoming responsible digital citizens. Each skill is transdisciplinary and will support learning both within the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry and within the subject areas. These skills interact with each other to support the development of learners. Therefore, teachers should consider these skills when planning for teaching and should look for evidence of them in student learning.” INVESTIGATING - CREATING - COMMUNICATING - COLLABORATING - ORGANIZING - BECOMING A RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL CITIZEN IBO Link

http://goo.gl/U1qt2


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