Arts & Skills Day

This popular annual SSS event provides fellowship for English-speaking home school families and the opportunity for children to interact socially in an English environment. The first part of the day is spent learning a new skill. The second part is the SSS Showcase where students may perform in front of others.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2022

Due to the pandemic and likelihood of fewer attendees, we have decided to have a scaled-back Arts & Skills Day this year. We will have fewer electives than normal, but there will still be at least one class offered for each age group—with some ages having a choice between two classes.

This year's class lineup:

  • 4 to 5-year-old class
    Lisa and Tim Turner, CAJ's Kindergarten teacher and her husband, will be teaching a zoo-themed lesson to the youngest kids. They will read fun stories and have a craft time together.

  • 6 to 8-year-old class: The Most Magnificent Thing
    Kids in this age group will enjoy a STEAM lesson inspired by Ashley Spires’ book,
    The Most Magnificent Thing. Students will “tinker” and “fiddle” as they create their own magnificent thing using creativity and science. Taught by CAJ elementary teacher, Julie Johnson, and librarian, Jamie Lath.

  • Grade 3-6 class: Science Fun!
    An annual favorite, this class allows elementary students the opportunity to enter the science lab for interesting experiments with Mr. David Marshall.

  • Grade 6-12 class: Creature Creation
    Mr. Chris Pousseur, a master sculptor and CAJ father, will teach how to design and sculpt a creature from air dry clay. Students will be able to make and take home their clay creature, imaginary or realistic.

Cost: ¥2000 per student (max of ¥4000 for a family)

Please sign up each child separately by Wednesday, February 16 using the following Google Form:

Note, when signing up: Kids who are both 8 years old and in 3rd grade have TWO class options. Students in 6th grade also have TWO class options.


9:30-9:45 ~ Arrival

10:00-10:15 ~ Opening meeting

10:15-12:15 ~ Classes (parents may browse libraries while kids are in class)

12:15-14:00 ~ CAJ & SSS library open