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Where’s Kinka? On the Slide!

  In, On, Under, By Use with Happy Valley 3 Units 5 and 9   Put students into pairs. Using bodies, students demonstrate in, on, under, by. For example, one student holds their arms in a circle around another student to show “in.” Alternatively, using a box, bag or other receptacle and a chair, have […]

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Kinka and friends! Let’s meet some Happy Valley characters! キンカと仲間たち!ハッピーバレーのキャラクターに会いましょう!   Do you know the characters who appear in this week’s video? Learn their names in order to enjoy Happy Valley even more!   今週の動画に出てくるキャラクターの名前を知っていますか?みんなの名前を覚えると、さらに楽しくなりますよ!   Classroom Tip This chant from Happy Valley 1, Unit 1, isolates our main characters, who appear throughout the series. […]

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  Play Dough Food   For any Happy Valley unit with food, have students make mini versions out of play dough. The next week, go shopping or play restaurant using printed fake money.   食べ物が出てくるユニットでは、生徒が粘土で小さな食べ物を作ります。次の週には、印刷したおもちゃのお金で買い物したり、レストランごっこをしたりします。   Work Areas Recommended for Happy Valley 3 Unit 2   Set up corners in the room where students can […]

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  Verbs help us play! Let’s learn some action words. 動詞で遊ぼう!動作を表す言葉を覚えましょう!   Verbs are great for describing things you do or things you want to do. Let’s take a look at some playtime verbs in this week’s video! — 動詞は何かをすることや、したいことを言うのに便利です。今週の動画で遊びの時間の動詞を見てみましょう! — Classroom Tip This is the second chant in Happy Valley 3. With only 4 […]

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Shovel and Pail (use with Happy Valley Unit 5) — Put the flashcards at one end of the classroom. Give each student or team a shovel and pail. T: Go! Students run to the flashcards, scoop up one card with the shovel and put it in their pail, then run back to the teacher and […]

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Learn some breakfast words from this week’s video. Then you’ll have a chance to practice English every morning! — 今週の動画で朝ごはんに関する言葉を覚えると、毎朝英語の練習ができますね! — Classroom Tip This chant from Happy Valley 3, Unit 1, isolates vocabulary for popular breakfast foods. Students can watch and listen, adding the gestures as usual or, they can play a game with the […]

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Let’s Go by Car (use with Happy Valley 2 Unit 2) — Put the place flashcards around the room. Each student chooses a vehicle card. Then, teacher says a place, and all go to the place flashcard, pretending to be taking the chosen vehicle to get there. Or: S1: Choose vehicle FC. S2: Choose place […]

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— Colors are fun and easy-to-use words, and this catchy song will help you learn and practice them. See all the colors here. — 色は楽しく使いやすい言葉です。一度聞いたら頭から離れないですよね。この歌で学び練習しましょう!ここで全ての色が登場します。 — Classroom Tip The final song in our colors series, learning colors with this song has never been more fun. Students don’t often have a chance to run around the […]

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— Many kids love cars and other vehicles! Use these games along with Happy Valley 2 Units 1 and 2. — Vehicle Maze — Set up a small course for students to go through using small pylons or other markers. Students pick a place flashcard (e.g., supermarket) and a vehicle, and do the gesture and […]

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— What animal has a long neck? A giraffe! Let’s learn some animals! 首の長い動物はな~んだ?キリン!色々な動物を覚えましょう! — Kids love to learn about animals! You might not see these animals in your everyday life, but that just makes them more exciting. — 子供は動物について学ぶことが大好きです!この動物たちは日常生活で会えないものもいますが、それがさらにワクワクするでしょう! — Classroom Tip Use the video to do the Let’s Learn page vocabulary chant. Watch […]

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