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Elementary Program

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Learning Tree is starting an exciting new program to continue your child’s international education. We understand that some families have an interest in attending Japanese elementary schools, but hope that their child will maintain and improve their English level. We also know that there are families that value our style of education and would like an opportunity to continue with us after kindergarten. In April 2015, we started an elementary education program designed to work alongside your child’s elementary school. The curriculum will be based around the new Common Core standards used by schools in the United States. At the conclusion of the Academic year, each student will be given an officially proctored exam that shows that they have achieved national standards for that grade level. We will be using a standardized test that is commonly taken by American private school, public school, and even home schooled children.









Examination for 2017 2017年入学試験
Entrance Exam Dates

(1) 2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. January 14th, 2017
(2) 2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. February 18th, 2017
(3) 2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. March 18th, 2017

入学試験日時

① 2017年第一回 1月14日2:30p.m. ~ 4:30p.m.
② 2017年第二回 2月18日2:30p.m. ~ 4:30p.m.
③2017年第三回 3月18日2:30p.m. ~ 4:30p.m.

Details: here
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Inspiration

In the 13 years that Learning Tree has been in operation, we have created and refined a program that consistently delivers intelligently bilingual students. Our success is due, in large part, to the immersion of a young learner into a supportive English only community of teachers and peers. Within our community, students are challenged and encouraged not only by caring and devoted teachers, but by their classmates as well. This pairing of external motivation and a nurtured love of learning allows our students to thrive.
Our Preschool and Kindergarten are guaranteed to set the wheels of English fluency in motion, but equally important are the years that follow. The brains of young children have a plasticity that allows them to learn at an amazing rate. Unfortunately, however, this malleability means that even the most honed skills can rapidly degrade without practice. Our current after school classes offer a lot of flexibility to parents looking to continue their child’s English education, but it’s not a perfect system. If the parents have chosen to put their child in a Japanese elementary school, then the child’s surrounding community begin to change from English to Japanese. With this change the child often loses motivation to improve their English since they no longer rely on it for social interaction. Our elementary education program offers a solution.
By giving our graduates and after school students a classroom environment exactly like our preschool and kindergarten, we can give them back the encouraging community that works so well. This system allows for a truly bilingual education that teaches kids not only how to speak in English, but to think and communicate and problem solve in English as well. This system supports the idea of educational globalism. Not necessarily replacing one culture with another, but embracing and evaluating cultural differences to become a better citizen of the world.

Goals

1. Students will be able to think and express themselves fluently in English.

2. Students will gain skills equivalent to their corresponding grade level in the United States.

3. Students will pass Eiken 2 within grades two through four of this program and aim to pass Eiken Pre-1 by completion. Paired with the standardized test, this adds concrete value to our program both here in Japan as well as overseas.

4. Students will be intellectually bilingual and bicultural.

5. After G4, we will offer a junior high preparedness program to further refine the students English skills while at the same time getting them ready for the tests, essays and interviews that will determine their future school placements.

Curriculum

G2 class is currently taught by Mrs. DeBruhl, a certified teacher from Arizona, the U.S.A. The curriculum closely follow the new Common Core standards that have been implemented in the United States. This helps us ensure that your children receives the same type of education they would if they attended an American school. Learning Tree kindergarten students are already learning at a first grade level, so if the students pass the G1 level on the entrance examination, that student can begin with G2. Starting next school year we will also be offering a G1 program for students who need to develop some skills.At the end of the school year the students will take a challenging standardized test that is used in both private and public schools in the U.S. and abroad. Our aim is for students to pass the test with a score greater than 80%. High results like that would mean that the student has successfully passed the corresponding grade level in the United States. This means that if a family were moving to the United States, they would have documentation that would help them get into better schools and higher leveled programs.

Curriculum Detail

Time Table

Students may come in from 3:00 p.m. to have a snack in a relaxing atmosphere and to enjoy corner activities. G1 & 2 classes will officially start at 3:50 p.m. and end at 6:00p.m. Above G3 classes will start at 4:15 p.m. and end at 6:15 p.m.

TimeMonTuesWedThursFri
3:00-3:50pm -Snack time
-Free play
-Corner activities
-Snack time
-Free play
-Corner activities
-Snack time
-Free play
-Corner activities
-Snack time
-Free play
-Corner activities
-Snack time
-Free play
-Corner activities
3:50-4:00pm Class Meeting Class Meeting Class Meeting Class Meeting Class Meeting
4:00-4:30pm Math Math Math Math Math
4:30-5:00pm Language Arts: Literature Language Arts: Literature Language Arts: Informational Text Language Arts: Informational Text Language Arts: Literature
5:00-5:30pm Language Arts: Literature Writing Language Arts: Informational Text Science/
Social Science
*Alternate weeks.
Language Arts: Literature
5:30-6:00pm Language Writing Language

Science/
Social Science
*Alternate weeks.

Language
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