Yokohama International School

Elementary Program

Course Descriptions

Kindergarten and Grade 1

For Students Entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 in 2017-18

Two-week program from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday

Our fun and engaging kindergarten and grade 1 program includes: math, reading, language arts (writing/phonics), art, music, PE, and library time. For kindergarten writing, children will be exposed to letter names and sounds, and the basics of handwriting. Grade 1 children will be encouraged to use various strategies to build sentence structures using introduced spelling, and to learn basic sequences for story writing. A variety of materials and support methods will be used in order to provide differentiated learning opportunities so children can learn at their own level. Math for both grades will include counting, shapes, addition and subtraction through a wide range of activities. Especially for young learners, it is important to have many opportunities to play with mathematical materials that can be found around us to build their mathematical thinking and their number sense. Nature will be the central theme of our guided inquiry, and our overall learning environment will be Reggio inspired and inquiry-based. For students in need of EAL support, our EAL staff will come in to the class to assist and work with them on individualized learning programs.

Pricing

Full day summer program

¥105,000

Schedule (Mon- Fri, June 19 - June 30)

TimeProgram
9:00 - 9:45Reading/Library
9:45 - 10:30Art/Drama/Music
10:30 - 11:00BREAK
11:00 - 11:45Guided Inquiry
11:45 - 12:30Math/EAL
12:30 - 1:30LUNCH
1:30 - 2:15Physical Education
2:15 - 3:00Literacy/Language Arts


Grade 2

For Students Entering Grade 2 in 2017-18
Two-week program from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday

Students will continue to develop their reading, writing and math skills through a variety of engaging activities and games. In mathematics, they will build on their knowledge of basic number facts, measurement skills and data handling abilities. In language arts, they will become authors by writing several short stories and poems, and will also continue to develop their abilities to read just right texts. In guided inquiry, they will become true scientists by conducting many experiments, observing what happens and recording their findings. For students in need of EAL support, our EAL staff will come in to the class to assist and work with them on individualized programs.

Pricing

Full day summer program

¥105,000

Schedule (Mon- Fri, June 19 - June 30)


TimeProgram
9:00 - 9:45Art/Drama/Music
9:45 - 10:30Literacy/Language Arts
10:30 - 11:00BREAK
11:00 - 11:45Physical Education
11:45 - 12:30Guided Inquiry
12:30 - 1:30LUNCH
1:30 - 2:15Math/EAL
2:15 - 3:00Reading/Library

Grade 3

Registration is now full

For Students Entering Grade 3 in 2017-18
Two-week program from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday

Students will be engaged in collaborative and individual learning experiences while working on individual goals. In mathematics, they will be playing educational games to solidify their knowledge of addition and subtraction and also explore multiplication and division through inquiries in creating and decomposing sets and groups of numbers. In language, they will work on personal reading and writing goals while creating poetry and personal choice writing in a Writer’s Workshop. In guided inquiry, they will utilize the environment and available resources to co-construct a unit of inquiry with their teacher and peers. For art, they will be engaged in constructing works from various materials. For students in need of EAL support, our EAL staff will have pull out sessions during literacy/language arts and work with them on their individualized programs.

Pricing

Option A

¥105,000 (Full day summer program)

Option B

¥105,000 (Full day, morning Basketball Camp plus half-day regular program)

Option C

¥50,000 for Basketball Camp only


Schedule (Mon- Fri, June 19 - June 30)

TimeRegular ProgramEnrichment Course

9:00 - 9:45

Literacy/Language Arts/EAL



Dragon Basketball Camp


9:45 - 10:30

Reading/Library

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 11:45

Guided Inquiry

11:45 - 12:30

Physical Education

12:30 - 1:30

LUNCH

1:30 - 2:15

Math

2:15 - 3:00

Visual/Performing Arts

ENRICHMENT COURSE

This course can be taken alone or mixed with the morning classes of the day program. For this option it will be important to review the regular day program schedule to create the best fit for your child.

Basketball Camp

For students entering grades 3, 4 and 5 (9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Dragon Basketball Camp with Coach Ken gives an introduction to the fundamentals of the game. The camp is designed to provide a positive and energetic environment to excite kids at all skill levels. Daily activities will include different drills and games geared towards guiding the beginner through the basics and helping to form proper habits at an early age. The course is held five days a week for 3 hours in the morning. When partaking in Basketball Camp, students are welcome to also sign up for grade level classes for the afternoon session.


Grade 4

For Students Entering Grade 4 in 2017-18
Two-week program from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday

Students will be engaged in both collaborative and individual learning experiences. In Mathematics, students will be inquiring into number systems and place value up to millions. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies will be taught, practiced, strengthened and extended by eventually applying them to real life situations. In language, students will engage in reading, writing, viewing and presenting. Readers' theatre will include shared reading, discussions related to texts and presentations. Writing will focus on creating detailed fables, turning them into scripts and presenting a puppet show. To extend our thinking, Maker Hour will ask students to engage in the design process by researching, designing, testing and redesigning toys and objects that not only work but look cool. Maker Hour requires skills from areas such as literacy (inquiry & research), math (measurement & construction), science (testing & problem solving), art, social and self management, which are invaluable for students entering grade 4. For students in need of EAL support, our EAL staff will have pull out sessions during Literacy/Language Arts and work with them on their individualized programs.

Pricing

Option A

¥105,000 (Full day summer program)

Option B

¥105,000 (Full day, morning Basketball Camp plus half-day regular program)

Option C

¥50,000 (Half-day, Dragon Basketball Camp only)



Schedule (Mon- Fri, June 19 - June 30)

TimeRegular ProgramEnrichment Courses

9:00 - 9:45

Math

Dragon Basketball Camp


9:45 - 10:30

Physical Education

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 11:45

Literacy/Language Arts/EAL

11:45 - 12:30

Visual/Performing Arts


12:30 - 1:30

LUNCH

1:30 - 2:15

Reading/Library

2:15 - 3:00

Guided Inquiry


Basketball Camp

For Students Entering Grades 3, 4 and 5 (9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Dragon Basketball Camp with Coach Ken gives an introduction to the fundamentals of the game. The camp is designed to provide a positive and energetic environment to excite kids at all skill levels. Daily activities will include different drills and games geared towards guiding the beginner through the basics and helping to form proper habits at an early age. The course is held five days a week for 3 hours in the morning. When partaking in Basketball Camp, students are welcome to also sign up for grade level classes for the afternoon session.

Grade 5

For Students Entering Grade 5 in 2017-18
Two-week program from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday

Students in the Grade 5 Summer Program class will be engaged in a range of collaborative and individual learning experiences. In mathematics, the students will both practice skills and play maths games to solidify their basic maths knowledge, whilst also strengthening their problem-solving skills and strategies. In language arts, the students will be working in learning centers that focus on reading comprehension and the use of literary devices when writing. Through guided inquiry, together with their teacher and classmates, students will have the opportunity to work on a 2-week inquiry unit based around an area of personal interest. For art, students will be challenged to work on a variety of artistic ideas and use various materials to play, inquire and create! For students in need of EAL support, our EAL staff will have 'pull-out' sessions during literacy/language arts sessions and work with them on their individualized programs.

Pricing

Option A

¥105,000 Yen (Full day summer program)

Option B

¥105,000 (Full day, morning Basketball Camp plus half-day regular program)

Option C

¥50,000 (Half-day, Dragon Basketball Camp only)



Schedule (Mon- Fri, June 19 - June 30)

TimeRegular ProgramEnrichment Courses

9:00 - 9:45

Physical Education

Dragon Basketball Camp


9:45 - 10:30

Math

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 11:45

Reading/Library

11:45 - 12:30

Guided Inquiry


12:30 - 1:30

LUNCH

1:30 - 2:15

Visual/Performing Arts

2:15 - 3:00

Literacy/Language Arts/EAL


Basketball Camp

For Students Entering Grades 3, 4 and 5 (9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Dragon Basketball Camp with Coach Ken gives an introduction to the fundamentals of the game. The camp is designed to provide a positive and energetic environment to excite kids at all skill levels. Daily activities will include different drills and games geared towards guiding the beginner through the basics and helping to form proper habits at an early age. The course is held five days a week for 3 hours in the morning. When partaking in Basketball Camp, students are welcome to also sign up for grade level classes for the afternoon session.


Important Details

Lunch

Lunch is included for all elementary students enrolled in the full day program.

Dragon Dining will provide nutritionally balanced meals designed to optimize children's energy levels throughout the day.

Click here for the 2017 menu.

Health & Safety

To ensure that students have a healthy and safe summer experience at YIS, we will have several assistants in addition to our teaching staff, and our school nurse will also be on duty during summer program hours. We also ask parents to make sure we have the most up-to-date medical information about their children, and that students bring hats, sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottles everyday.

For specific medical inquiries or concerns, please contact our school nurse at:

Email: nurse@yis.ac.jp
Tel: 045-621-4027


Family Questionnaire:

*Non-YIS families: After completing your program registration, please also fill out our online family questionnaire.


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