blog (138)

金, 12 7月 2019 18:08

Bill & Ben

   Today in our Cafe class one of the students said she had been pulling the 雑草 (zasso) out at her child's school as part of her duties.

   Now ざっそ(zasso) means weeds in Japanese and so, she had been weeding at her child's school. While I was explaining this to group I couldn't get the image of Bill & Ben out of head, so here's the original programme featuring Bill, Ben and Weed.

Media

月, 01 7月 2019 15:31

May I have some _____, please?

  As part of our upper-elementary classes we have been practising making polite requests. Now, I'm a big fan of using realia (real life objects or situations) in the classroom; so what better than to prepare a load of snacks and have the children make polite requests in order to eat them!

  You can hear the results in the accompanying video.

  Thank you to the Explore Our World Level 3 textbook for the inspiration.

Media

木, 20 6月 2019 08:52

In the Aquarium

  This week the Kinder classes have started learning all about the sea animals that live at the aquarium. Join Kinka and Pinka as they take a trip to see the dolphins, penguins, whales, sharks and seahorses.

  Don't be scared of the shark, Kinka!

  As always thank you to the team at Happy Valley for making the videos available online.

Media

木, 20 6月 2019 08:34

Insey Winsey Spider

  Here's a video of a Insey Wincey Spider craft we made last Saturday in the Kinder class.

 Over the years this simple Insey Wincey / Itsy Bitsy / Incy Wincy Spider craft has served me well in many classes, especially around June time because of the rainy season here in Japan. The keen-eyed amongst you may recognise it's based on the Insey Winsey Spider game from Orchard Toys.

 If you'd like to download this simple spider song craft, here's a link to the printable file:

Free Printable Insey Wincey Spider Craft.(PDF 173KB)

Media

火, 18 6月 2019 21:40

A nice surprise

 I received this wonderful drawing (of me) last week from one of our young learners.

 Thank you, it really made my day,

 

 

火, 11 6月 2019 08:42

Jobs Crossword

Last week I challenged my elementary B & C students to this job vocabulary crossword as part of a review of the words learned in Explore Our World Level 3, Unit 1. The clues are in Japanese but the answers require English!

This interactive crossword puzzle requires JavaScript and any recent web browser, including Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari. If you have disabled web page scripting, please re-enable it and refresh the page. If this web page is saved on your computer, you may need to click the yellow Information Bar at the top or bottom of the page to allow the puzzle to load.

 

金, 07 6月 2019 14:09

Crossword Puzzle

This week in the Wednesday Elementary class I challenged them to complete this crossword. The vocabulary is taken from Macmillan English Level 1 Unit 2. The clues are only in Japanese to make it easy for the students...or to challenge your own Japanese skills!

 

火, 04 6月 2019 18:56

test xword

This interactive crossword puzzle requires JavaScript and any recent web browser, including Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari. If you have disabled web page scripting, please re-enable it and refresh the page. If this web page is saved on your computer, you may need to click the yellow Information Bar at the top or bottom of the page to allow the puzzle to load.

This is an interactive version of the crossword handed out to students this week,
金, 31 5月 2019 08:09

Let's go to the Beach

In Unit 2 of Happy Valley level 2 our Kinder children are practising the names of places around town, such as supermarket, restaurant, hospital etc.

Visualising a map at this young age is maybe a little difficult, so I made these folding tent cards which we can use with an old Ikea playmat.

Needless to say it's been an instant hit with our students, encouraging them all to not only move the car, bus or truck to the correct place but also to actively participate in deciding where the next student should go!

"Let's go to the beach!", "Okay!"

月, 27 5月 2019 16:54

Sprouts Chirashi

  We finally finished designing the Sprouts Class chirashi. It took a lot longer than expected!

  We also gave the Sprouts Class it's own page on the englishpool website which you can find here:

  www.englishpool.net/course/sprouts

  Thank you!

2 / 10

英国風英国風ティールーム&カフェ