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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 […]

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  Match It   Using two sets of the same flashcards, split the cards up among the students. Students look for matches and line the matches up in a row. Once all are matched, the students tell the teacher what they matched. S: 1. One. 6. Six. This game is good for learning color and […]

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What shape is it? Let’s sing about colors and shapes! これは何の形?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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  Count and Shake   Use chips or marbles. Give the students a certain number of pieces. The students put each one into a cup and count until all the pieces are in the cup. Students place hands over the top and shake the same number of times. Once the students have mastered colors, count […]

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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 a doll. Can the […]

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  Classical Circles Use with Happy Valley 2 Unit 7   Put flashcards randomly around on the floor in a circle. Students choose one magic word (e.g., flute). Play a piece of classical music and move around according to the music. For example, Glenn Gould’s “Sonata No. 13 in E Flat Major” is a great […]

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  It’s a red apple! Let’s practice simple sentences with fruit! 赤いリンゴ!フルーツを使って簡単な文を練習しましょう!   In this week’s video, we learn the names of some delicious and colorful fruit. We also practice using “it’s a” and pairing the fruits with their colors!   今週の動画で美味しくてカラフルなフルーツの名前を覚えましょう!「It’s a」を使って練習をし、フルーツと色の組み合わせをやってみましょう。   Classroom Tip Before doing this chant, play the It’s a Chant […]

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  My Family Use with Happy Valley 3 Unit 6   Teacher shows a picture of their family (great if it shows the teacher as a kid). Introduce the different people using the target language. Ask students’ parents to bring a picture of their family members. Otherwise, they can draw a picture with Mom or […]

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  子供は乗り物が大好き!英語で名前を覚えましょう!   Many children love cars and trains, whether toys or the real thing. This week’s video will make English more fun by teaching them words for things that they like!   多くの子供はおもちゃであれ、本物であれ、車や電車が大好きです。今週の動画で好きな乗り物の名前を教えることで英語をさらに楽しくします!   Classroom Tip This is the first chant in Happy Valley 2 and isolates vehicles in Happy Valley. The gestures will […]

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  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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