"We pray that you being rooted and established in love may have the power...to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the Love of Christ." Ephesians 3:16-18

Yokohama Christian School

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

19 Sep 2017 Posted by Alisha in General

Sleep. All humans, young and old, need sleep. We all know what a lack of sleep looks and feels like, or do we? Most first time parents are amazed at how much an infant can sleep. Little bodies need extra sleep for all of the…

Summer Reading List

23 Jun 2017 Posted by Ms. Linda in General

Parenting Help We can always use a little help from our friends. Why try it alone… Some recommended books to read over the summer. My First, Second & Third Attempts at Parenting  Although it’s not a “how to” book, it definitely points to what’s most…

Assessment Practices at Yokohama Christian School

06 Mar 2017 Posted by Alisha in Academics

Why is assessment important? Assessment is important in determining whether the stated goals of a curriculum are being met. Parents, perhaps, are most familiar with paper tests, both teacher-developed and standardized, however, teachers are assessing students in many other ways. How are students assessed at…

Reflections on a Trip of a Lifetime

02 Mar 2017 Posted by Ms. Linda in General

I had the privilege of going with my husband to fulfill his dream of going to Israel. Reflecting back on 12 unforgettable days in Israel,  people asked what stood out or what do you take away from it?  There were so many things, but one…

Preparing for a New School Year

15 Feb 2017 Posted by Alisha in Academics, Administration

It is that time of year when school administrators are definitely looking ahead to the next school year and parents are also thinking about that, too. How do we at YCS determine teachers and classes for the coming school year? The administrators set the boundaries…

Reading is an Adventure!

24 Jan 2017 Posted by Ms. Christy in General

Have you ever wondered what snowmen do at night? Our Seedlings and Sprouts class have been thinking about this question after reading the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. While some students liked to think about them running in races, others imagined them sledding…

Messy is good!

29 Nov 2016 Posted by Ms. Hanae in General

Working at YCS as an assistant teacher for 4+ years and being active as an artist for about 14 years, there’s something I’ve noticed (though this is purely my own observation and thoughts). Maybe, acquiring art skill is similar to acquiring a new language. I…

Thankful for new scooters!

31 Oct 2016 Posted by Ms. Yoko in General

This month children started using blue new scooters which PTA has kindly donated (thank you so much PTA!). When we first introduced them to the children they were very excited to try new scooters and teachers were worried that children would start fighting over scooters….