キンダークラス (21)

幼児(5歳・6歳/年中~年長)向け英会話コース。キンダープログラムページこちらです。

金, 26 10月 2018 14:09

What's in the Witch's Kitchen?

  Having a lot of Halloween fun with the excellent What's in the Witch's Kitchen? book by Nick Sharrat

  This year I've had a lot of success using it in the elementary classes, as we've recently been studying house vocabulary; so the book has come in handy to recycle some of the language we've learned.

  I've also got to teach them some new words such as 'nasty goblin wee' and 'rabbit plops.' :-)

火, 17 7月 2018 18:57

Playground Craft

  We had a lot of fun making, and playing, with this playground set in our Kinder classes.

  The children have been learning playground vocabulary such as slide, swing. see-saw as well as the verbs, run, jump, climb etc. This craft allowed them to bring all the words together as they moved their character around the playground.

  Big thanks to the Welcome to Our World teacher resource book for the idea.

 

水, 09 5月 2018 10:12

Toyama Kindergarten

 Today we were asked if we could display this poster for Toyama Kindergarten, and as we have every year we said, 'yes'. Especially as many of our own students at englishpool attend, will attend or have attended.

 The poster looks great, and is a departure from their usual hand made and cut posters.

 And to be fair to other child-care facilities/kindergartens in the Wakamatsu-cho, Kawada-cho, Okubo and Toyama areas here's a list:

  Chacha Higashi-toyama Kodomo-en

  Yochomachi Kindergarten

  Waseda Kindergarten

  Okubo Kindergarten

  Frontier Kids

 

 

 

木, 12 4月 2018 14:36

What's Tomica in English?

 I was asked a few weeks ago by a mother and son, who are relocating to the UK soon, "What's Tomica in English?"

 As someone who grew up in the 1970s my first thought was Matchbox cars..we call them Matchbox cars...but hang on didn't they change to Corgi during my childhood...and then again are Corgi cars still in production?

 Seems the best answer I could finally come up with was "Toy cars, we call them toy cars."

 For those who don't know Tomica here's a link to their English site, www.takaratomy.co.jp/english/products/tomica/index.html

 

 

金, 09 3月 2018 11:09

New Kinder Pamphlet & Webpage

  Here' s a photo of our new Kinder class pamphlet.

  From this April we'll be using a new textbook in the classes so it's a good time to have a redesign of our printed material.

  I've also created a deicated Kinder class webpage with all the information prospectve students may need.

 

  Next...to do the same with the Elementary, Junior High School, Adult and Sprouts classes....

金, 21 4月 2017 14:06

A Killer Whale and a Flower

 Not the title of a new children's book but two presents that I received yesterday from two students in the Kinder class.

 'Is it for my birthday?' I asked (even though my birthday is in January). 'No' they both replied. It seems the killer whale was just cool and the cherry blossom was just pretty.

 Thank you anyway!

木, 12 9月 2013 14:47

カラー

キンダークラス テキストP14,15

Orange,blue,green,pink,brown,yellow,black,red and more.

みんな完璧に言えますね!

クラスでは、”It's green.” と、言えるよう、指導しています。

”How is the weather?"

の答えも、”It's cloudy.” というふうに、答えられるよう、”It's” のところは、いつも手を使ってアクションをつけます。

”What's your favorite color?”

”I like pink.” 

”How about you?”

”I like orange.”

CDで何度も聴いて、すらすら言える子もいます。

クラスでは、”color” のところをイロイロ変えて、きいてみました。

”What's your favorite food?” ”What's your favorite animal?” 

”What's your favorite fruit?” などなど。。。

何か1つに決めて、”I like ~~.” って答えるのって、結構難しいですね。

深く考えず、隣の子と同じものと答える子もいれば、

アレもコレも思い浮かんで、考えれば考えるほど分からなくなって、黙り込んでしまうお子さんも。

フォニックスも引き続き進めています。

c,k に続いて、e です。

1学期に習った i,t,s,a を並べて、"It's a” も読めるようになりました!

テキスト、アクティビティブック、フォニックスを、毎回どのクラスもなるべく同じように進めていきます。

キンダーのクラスは、6クラス。

それぞれ”カラー”があって、全く同じにはならないのがおもしろいところ。

キンダー2年目で、来年小学生の男の子のなかには、

”オレ、知ってるもーん!”って態度が見えるときがあるんですが、

アクティビティブックの時間に、”やったー!お絵かきだー!!”

ってニコニコされると、やっぱりまだ幼稚園児なんだーってほっとして、こちらもニヤニヤしちゃいます☆

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