Twelve Days of Christmas
In Medieval times, Christmas was a 12 day long festival!
Here is popular song that celebrates the twelve days of Christmas, which starts on 25 December! It is an accumlative song where the lyrics are repeated, so it is quite catchy! Watch the animated video from Super Simple Songs below and sing along! Over the years, the song has been adapted into numerous versions. Here is a creative one from Sesame Street, "12 Days of Christmas Cookies". Find out what Cookie Monster gets from their family and friends! (Image from Freepik)
Enjoy and sing along!
“Time is free, but its priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” Harvey MacKay
What should we spend our time on? How do you prioritize your work and family responsibilities? Do you feel satisfied with the way you've spend your day?
These are the important questions that I often ask myself.
Perhaps you've heard the story below, about the Rocks, Pebbles and sand?
It really helped me understand my own priorities and has given me "clues" as to how I should change and improve my time-management!
I hope you'll find it useful, too!
"Rocks, Pebbles and Sand Story" (duration: 2 minute)
Riddles are great for language learning and improving your imagination!
The clues are hidden in the adjectives and verbs. Good Luck!
1. What word sounds like something that 'shatters'?
2. What can you "sit on" in a park?
How can we celebrate Earth Day?
In class, we talked about the issues introduced by the Earth Day quizzes and reflected on our own daily choices. I also generated this painting via wombo.art with the keywords: earth, nature, pollution, deforestation, change, recycling, love
I wanted to include more words but I ran out of space :)
What words would you use for your Earth Day wombo.art?
Wombo HP: https://app.wombo.art/ (free)
Thank you for trying the Spring worksheet!
What is a Kumquat? It's 金柑 in Japanese!
I have hay fever, how about you?
November Word Puzzle
本日は November word puzzle をご紹介します。
You can do it!
What new words did you learn?
What do you notice about the spelling and sound of words?
Try our Halloween Word Quiz!
Try our Halloween word quiz! (answer key available below)
How are these words related to Halloween?
Feel free to share and discuss your ideas with us!
（answer key 解答はこちら）
The most popular Summer Dessert is...
Thank you very much for taking part in our Summer Desserts online polling event!
The most popular dessert is.....
It was a very close race between ice cream (7 votes) and gelato (8 votes)!
★Congratulations to our gelato fans!★
We received nineteen votes during the period of Aug. 14 - Sep. 26th 2021, via Facebook, Google, LINE and our website.
It is great to hear from you and also, to get different people involved in doing something with English!
Have a great day with your favorite dessert!
Lovely Day Quotes
スイスの精神科医・心理学者の Carl Jung （カール・グスタフ・ユーン）の名言
- creative mind：創造力
- play with〜：〜と遊ぶ、〜で遊ぶ
「The creative mind」 は 「生き物」（例えば、ペット）として考えれば分かりやすくなります。
- Do you agree with Carl Jung? Why or why not?
- Are you a creative person? Explain.
Feel free to tell us your opinion!