CAJ Elementary Knights

CAJ Elementary Knights are Grateful, Faithful, and Caring. The mascot of Christian Academy in Japan is Knights. This elementary staff  wanted to create an ethos and chose Grateful, Faithful, and Caring as our three pillars. For our first chapel all of the elementary staff were asked to choose something to work on. Our principal, Jacquie […]

Report card and Goal Setting

Last week was the end of the first semester. Teachers have been working on report cards, continua and comments. The continua are for reading and writing. Several years ago we decided to report reading and writing achievement using Bonnie Campbell-Hill’s continua. I posted about that here. The report card is divided into  sections one is on […]

Biblical Perspective and Student Objectives

What does teaching from a biblical perspective mean? What are Student Objectives and why are they important? These were the topics that we discussed at the December Elementary Parent Café. At Christian Academy in Japan(CAJ) we do not use a Christian curriculum, but rather use textbooks that are used in public schools in the US […]

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences began today and will continue Friday and Monday. There has been a lot of preparation happening in the classrooms for the students to be ready to share their portfolios with their parents. Parents were asked to sign up online the last few weeks. Conferences were scheduled for 40 minutes for kindergarteners and 1st graders. […]