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  by Lynn Maslen Kertell   Reading their first book is a big and exciting step for your child. Having the fun of reading a book, making friends with the characters, finding out what happens to them – these are all things that bring joy for your child. With a solid phonics foundation, your child […]

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  Let’s practice basic numbers with this week’s video!   今週の動画で基本の数字を練習しましょう!   Classroom Tip After last week’s video, work more with counting and even trying to match the numbers they hear to the numerals. Play games, like having a student choose a flashcard, then hold up as many fingers. Other students have to find the […]

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by Lynn Maslen Kertell   Your child has learned the alphabet. They know which letters represent which sounds. They have practiced blending sounds together. Now it is time for the exciting step of learning to read words! With all your preparation, the next step will be easy.   Practice for a few minutes the two-letter […]

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Stamp   Scatter flashcards face-up around the room. Review the target language as you drop each one.  T: It’s (color). What color is it? S: It’s (color). Have the students touch the wall. Call out the target language. S: What color is it?  T: It’s (blue). Students move to the flashcard, stamp and chant. S: […]

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by Lynn Maslen Kertell   Before the next step, make sure your child knows the sounds of the alphabet. Can they can tell you the sound bbbb when they see the letter b? Do they know a-a-apple starts with the sound aaa, and letter name aye?   Before reading, the next step is to learn […]

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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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