Bashamichi Campus
(Age 2 - Age 3)

Kannai Campus
(Age 4 - Grade 12)


Art Lesson for Project Work/アートレッスン紹介

Afterschool 2021.04.26

Here is an introduction to lessons at CGK Afterschool.

CGK's eight-week-long project works will be based on the main “Driving Question”.
Here are the Driving Questions for this "Art" lesson.

"How can we express ourselves through art?"

This issue is a summary of art lessons over the past year.
We followed this question with fun lessons each week that drew the student's interest.
Here are the comments of Mr. Bobby, the teacher who was in charge of the lessons.

Week 1
Students watched a video about self expression how to express their feelings. Students worked on questions to learn about for self-expression. Students discussed how they express themselves.
Week 2
Students explored different artistic mediums. In groups they thought about the different kinds of arts and thought about what self expression can mean.
Week 3
Read the story “Say Something” and discussed the ways in the character in the book can express themselves. Students began to work through an activity book to learn different ways to express themselves.
「Say Something」という物語を読み、本の中の登場人物がどのように自分を表現しているかを話し合いました。生徒たちはアクティビティブックを使って、自分を表現するさまざまな方法を学び始めました。
Week 4
Students continued through the activity book. They learned about poems and how to write one about something they like or care about. For presentation time they did an activity called “1 minute talking” One person would speak for one minute then the rest of students had one minute to ask questions about their artwork.

Week 5
Students learned about self esteem and wrote about things they were proud about about themselves. Trying to get the kids to think deeper than just superficial things. Students learned how to speak kindly about themselves and others.
Week 6
Continuing from last week the students worked on their own self expression and learning about themselves.  Students began to think of their final project and created thumbnails for their final project.
先週に引き続き、生徒たちは自己表現と自分自身についての学習に取り組みました。 生徒たちは最終的なプロジェクトについて考え始め、最終的なプロジェクトのアイデアをサムネイルにまとめました。
Week 7-8
Students worked on their final projects and prepared their final presentations. Students finished their final projects and prepared for their presentations. Students shared their final art worked and discussed their chosen mediums.


During the presentation, each student was able to introduce his or her work using a microphone.
Presentations are a very important time in CGK lessons.
It is an opportunity to develop true global skills of expression and communication.
The students' presentations, which at first consisted of just a word or two, have become more effective over the past year in conveying their thoughts and feelings.
We will continue to value this "public speaking" and link it to the children's growth.


I can't wait to see how these children grow in the years to come!


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Saeda Sueki-Au-Yeung  -  School Director  (Japan)JAPAN

School Director of CGK International School.
Graduated from a 4-year university in America, joined women's soccer team (National Champion).
After working in childcare and management at CGK Preschool and CGK Afterschool, she became the director of the entire CGK International School.

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