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水, 08 2月 2012 10:59

Are You Hungry?

Lot of fun in today's beans class. Topic was loosely based around food, so we used the Are You Hungry? song from Super Simple Songs.

I stuck colourful flashcards of the foods on the wall which the children could run to when they heard them in the song.

You can find the lyrics to the song, plus a video here.

Enjoy and thanks again to the folks at Super Simple Songs.

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火, 31 1月 2012 11:11

Ringtons Tea Towels


Received these two tea towels from my parents back in England.
(I think they are celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, happening later this year.)

Ringtons is a long established company with old fashioned values, as in they still sell tea and coffee supplies door-to-door. As well as tasting great a lot of the teas and coffees are packed in great looking tin cans.

You can read more about the history of Ringtons here. On a language point you'll notice that the name is Ringtons with no apostrophe, the reason for this is explained on their website.

土, 28 1月 2012 11:10

Spontaneous English

Sometimes the best laid plans can fall to bits or in the case of Phonic Reading Rods end up thrown all over the classroom. (Does anybody have any luck with these, great idea, but everytime I try to use them the children just go wild!)
The rods didn't work out so we pressed on with the lesson. we've been using a set of cards to teach the verbs 'eating', 'sitting', 'running', 'walking', 'swimming', 'sleeping' etc. For some reason they feature different animals doing the actions and are as such unrelated to the actual task.
When I reviewed these verb cards yesterday in the Elementary A class I was expecting the children just to tell me the verb. Well, imagine my surprise when they started to make sentences 'The giraffe is eating', 'The horse is running' etc.
Great stuff, I was so proud that I forgot all about them throwing the reading rods about.

木, 26 1月 2012 11:09

Picture Dominoes


Picture dominoes of various sorts have been a regular feature of our Sprouts and Kinder classes. The concept of the game can be taught to 4 year old's in 5 minutes, or so. Using pictures of pre-taught vocabulary, it makes a great reinforcing activity.

But I'd never really tried it in our beans class (0~3 years old,) until yesterday. We had a theme based around the Old McDonald song, using the slow and gentle version from Super Simple Songs. We'd used some flashcards/photographs of animals and as a final activity I reached for the box of Farmyard Dominoes.
While this age group don't usually have a grasp of winning and losing, the children soon understood that they had to match the animals from their cards. It was also a great chance to reinforce the 'taking turns' idea. Naturally its difficult keeping children of this age still, so I let them wander around if they wanted. All in all it was a successful activity and a lot of fun to boot!

The set of picture dominoes I used are made by Orchard Toys. All their games are made in England and have great durability (we use them in class almost daily!) Unfortunately there are not many stockists in Japan but I have seen some of their games at Bornelund.

木, 24 11月 2011 13:14

Christmas is coming..



How the year has flown past...only about a month left before Christmas and only 24 days until the englishpool Christmas Party!

水, 23 11月 2011 22:20

ハロウィン写真




10月に行われたハロウィンパーティの写真を

教室入口の棚にファイルにしておいてあります。

是非、ご覧くださいませ~♪

月, 24 10月 2011 22:21

ハロウィンパーティ

今年、第1回目のイベントになりました!ハロウィンパーティ!
楽しかったですね~~~♪
日本でも、もう完全に定着したイベントになりましたね☆
10年前はそうでもなかった気が・・・。
ポールの仮装もだんだんレベルアップしてる?!
最初は自前のスーツにビニールのマントだったよな~(もちろんヴァンパイア)
あ、だんだん思い出してきた!確かのりでつけられるキバを買ったんだけど
うまくつけられなくてイライラしてた!私の口紅で血を描いたんでした(^_^)
今年はこんな感じ・・・



お菓子の持ち寄りご協力有難うございました。
次の楽しいイベントはクリスマスで~す☆

月, 24 10月 2011 13:15

Halloween Finger Puppets



We made these cute little Halloween finger puppets in the sprouts classes this week.
Really simple to make, black construction paper, scissors and a few scraps for decoration. I like to concertina the black paper and then use the scissors in front of the class, letting them take guesses as to what I might be creating.

Once made we sang 10 Little Witches from the Let's Sing CD.

月, 10 10月 2011 22:22

ハロウィンパーティ♪



毎年恒例のハロウィンパーティまで、あと2週間!
お申し込みがまだの方はお早めに~~~☆

いつもお菓子の持ち寄り、ご協力ありがとうございます!
皆さんのご協力あっていつも盛大なパーティをさせていただいてます☆

今年も楽しみましょうね~~ v(^0^)v
みんな、どんな衣装で来るのかな~~~?

木, 06 10月 2011 13:15

Storynory

Have been searching for some listening activities and came across this site http://storynory.jp/ which offers free audio stories in English. Haven't used it as yet but looks interesting. English version can be found at http://storynory.com/

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