Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween - English Land Schedule

Following is the a brief outline and a list of the group activities for the Halloween - English Land on Oct. 25th, from 10AM to 12Noon at the Naha Board of Education Hall (3rd Floor) across the street from Yogi Park. As usual, we will sing a song and I have posted Richard of teaching us how to do it. Have a look at the "Happy Halloween" Song. Let's have a great time!

Schedule of Activities

  • 10:00~10:10 Greetings Stretch! / "What's your name? Song
  • 10:10~10:15 Introduce Theme
  • 10:15~10:20 Let's sing the "Happy Halloween" Song
  • 10:20~10:30 Eyeball Relay
  • 10:30~11:15 Group Activities
  • 11:15~11:35 Mummy Wrap Relay
  • 11:35~11:40 Announce the winner of the costume contest
  • 11:40~11:45 Closing Remarks
  • 11:45~11:55 "Trick-o-Treat" Candy Bag Give-a-Way
  • 11:55~12:00 Good-bye Song

Group Activities:

  • Apple Bobbing
  • Grave Diggers (Fishing Game)
  • Slam! (Karuta Game)
  • Dr. Frankenstein (Make a Skeleton Game)
  • Boo! (Crash Game)
  • Ostrich Game

Please start selecting group leaders and if you want the instructions to the activities, leave me a comment with your e-mail addy! Boooooooooo!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics 2008!

Everyone interested in volunteering for Special Olympics please contact me asap, new deadline of October 12th! There will be a meeting at Meio University on October 27th at 1800 but I need your names and contact numbers before that meeting. Reason being that you will receive a t-shirt for the event. Leave me a message with your name, telephone number and t-shirt size. Let's have a great time giving back to our community!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Funny English!

Here is a video I hope you will enjoy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Need a place to stay in Naha?

While my friend Richard was doing his Genki English ( yearly workshop here on Okinawa, he stayed at the Naha West Inn in Naha. Not your ordinary hotel but rather an apartment hotel. It was really cozy and very stylish. It includes Internet access as well as a flat screen TV. I liked the fact that it is a gated hotel that offers the feeling of security. There is even a restaurant on the 2nd floor. I was mildly surprised to find out that it is very affordable at only 4500yen a night for a single bed apartment. This would be great for all the JETs that are attending the Mid-Year Conference that need accommodations. I highly recommend this place! Thanks to Richard for introducing this place to my fellow bloggers. Here is more info on Naha West Inn. Check it out!

English Land September 2008 - Under the Sea

We had a great time in September with the kids and volunteers! The theme was "Under the Sea." The Key words were: whale, squid, seahorse, jellyfish, crab, dolphin, shark and dolphin.
The key phrase and response was "What can you see?" "I can see a __." Once we got warmed up with the greeting stretch, we taught the kids the key words and phrases. A big hit was the "Sticky Fingers" game. Another big hit was the "Nemo" game. Kids also fished for cards and guessed the mystery card. We all had a blast playing "Sushi!" (also known as the "Crash" game)
I want to thank everyone for all their hard work and I look forward to my favorite "Halloween English Land" to be held on October 25th from 10AM-12noon. I hope to see everyone there! Keep checking back for upcoming schedule for that event. If you have any questions or would like a listing of the rules of the games please contact me at Stay Genki!