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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes! Let’s practice counting!

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes! Let’s practice counting! あたま、かた、ひざ、あしのゆび!数える練習をしましょう!   Enjoy this twist on “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”, adding in numbers.   数字を使って別バージョンの「Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes」も楽しみましょう。   Classroom Tip Dance and sing with Pinka. Students can use their fingers and toes to count 1 to 10. This is a great introduction to next week’s […]

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by Lynn Maslen Kertell   The first step in helping your child learn to read is for them to understand that those funny squiggles on the paper represent sounds. To experienced readers, this is so well known as to be unconscious. To a child who does not yet know how to read, the consistency of […]

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Show and Tell Using the activity page from the student book, students can talk about what they did. For example, in HV1 unit 2, after students color their flowers, they can stand up and talk about it.  S: Hello. I’m Taro. It’s a flower. It’s (color). Thank you.   スチューデントブックのアクティビティ・ページを使用して、生徒は自分がしたことについて話します。例えば、HV1のU2で生徒が花に色をぬった後、立ち上がってそれについて話します。 S: Hello. I’m Taro. It’s […]

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by Lynn Maslen Kertell   Learning to read with phonics is proven to be the best way to start reading. This means associating the letter shape with the letter sound. When your child sees “b,” they know it represents the sound bbbbb. Research shows that the areas of the brain associated with sound and hearing […]

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What shape is it? Let’s sing about colors and shapes! これ何の形?色と形の歌を歌いましょう!   In this week’s video, we can learn about simple shapes like circles and squares, and some more interesting shapes like hearts and diamonds. We’ll also pair them with colors in real sentences!   今週の動画では、丸や四角など基本の形の他に、ハートやダイヤといった面白い形について学びます。形と色と組み合わせて文章を作ります!   Classroom Tip Watch the video and make shapes […]

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Active Games 体を動かすゲーム   Role Play   Using any kind of props, act out the storytime. For example, students pretend to be Kinka and Pinka. Pinka step on Kinka’s book, robot or other toy. Have the conversation: Pinka: I’m sorry.  Kinka: That’s OK.    いろいろなアイテムを用いてストーリータイムを演じます。例えば、生徒がキンカとピンカを演じます。キンカの本やロボット、その他のおもちゃをピンカが踏んづけます。以下の会話を行います。 Pinka: I’m sorry. Kinka: That’s OK.   Run and Find […]

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By Gio Panizzon   Exposing young learners to new words from the adults interacting with them can be a predictor of their long-term expressive vocabulary. The typical English speaker will use less than 4,000 words on a regular basis in everyday conversation, but our young learners should be able to grasp the most fundamental words. […]

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          Walk like a robot! Let’s sing about toys with Kinka! ロボットみたいに歩こう!キンカと一緒におもちゃの歌を歌いましょう!   In this week’s video, we learn about toys and use sentences with different verbs!   今週の動画でおもちゃの単語を覚えて、色々な動詞を使いましょう!   Classroom Tip Watch, singing and dancing along with Kinka. After, do the gestures for walking robot, reading a book and hugging […]

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By Gio Panizzon     What’s the difference between hat and cat? Are you thinking that one says “meow”? What about hog and dog? Hmm… Most of us would walk a dog, but not a hog? True, but my answer to both riddles is this: the difference is one phoneme!   Phonemes   What’s a […]

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  Pass it On   Students sit in a circle and pass around flashcards. Each student says the word as they pass it on. This is also good for Yes/No question dialogues. One student asks the question and the next student answers with their own, real answer before asking the next student.  S1: Do you […]

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