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    End of Year Reflections

    The 2018-2019 School Theme at Yokohama Christian School has been: The Promises of God:  The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. Psalm 145:13-14 Our students…


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    Reflections on the 6K Water Walk

    The Global 6k for Water is a charity walk sponsored by World Vision to help the developing world acquire clean water. In developing countries in the African continent, nearly 1,000 children under…


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    The Beauty of Parent-Teacher Conferences

    I have a secret to spill.  When I first became a homeroom teacher, the parent-teacher conference was something I wished I could avoid.  I was terrified of talking to parents face to…


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    Through the Eyes of a Child

    A few weeks ago, one class was asked to draw a FARM with animals in it. I personally picked a student’s artwork and asked teachers/staff what they saw without revealing what the…


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    Do We Want Super Kids Or Happy Kids?

    It would be wonderful if these two characteristics – super and happy – coexisted in a child and, of course, they often do. But many a time, they do not.   As…


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    Parenting: Out of the mouth of babes…

    I was trying to figure out some sound parenting advice to write, when I thought I would go to the source.


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    Hurray It’s Summer! – Fun & Educational Activities for Summer Vacation

    “Hurray it’s summer!” echoes through the hallways. Students, teachers and parents are excited for what the summer months will hold. Yet parents often share that it’s hard to keep children busy, happy…


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    Summer Vacation Goals: Helping Your Child Become a Reader

    Teaching a child to love reading might be one of the toughest task for a parent especially if takes most of their time. In my years of teaching elementary, I’ve had students…


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    Discipline in the Classroom: Reflections of a First Year Teacher

    The part of my job that I find the most stressful and difficult is: discipline. I find the act of rebuking a child arduous, not only due to the fact that I…


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    Which season are you in?

    This was a question I was asked the other day. The next moment I thought to myself, “I am over 40, so if I divide my life in four seasons, I would…