I’m hungry! Let’s order some food in English!

I’m hungry! Let’s order some food in English! おなかすいた~!英語で食べ物を注文しよう!   Classroom Tip This chant from Happy Valley Student Book 2, Unit 4, introduces more foods (in Happy Valley 1 we learned some fruit and snack food vocabulary). Do the chant and then repeat it doing the gestures. After, make a menu like in the Storytime … Read more

Let’s go to the aquarium! I see a shark!

Let’s go to the aquarium! I see a shark! 水族館に行こう!サメがいるよ!   Classroom Tip This chant from Happy Valley Student Book 2, Unit 3, introduces several sea animals. Listen to the chant and then do again with the gestures. After, put the teacher or student flashcards around the room and pretend to be in an aquarium. … Read more

Let’s go to the beach! Getting around town in English

Let’s go to the beach! Getting around town in English 海に行こう!英語で町を回りましょう   Classroom Tip This chant from Happy Valley Student Book 2, Unit 2, introduces the different places where Kinka and Pinka will visit. Do the chant and then do again with gestures. After, put the teacher or student cards around the room and use … Read more

Phonics Song: a and b—let’s learn basic sounds!

Phonics Song: a and b—let’s learn basic sounds!  a と b のフォニックスソングで基礎の音を覚えましょう!   Classroom Tip This song from Happy Valley Phonics Book 1, Unit 1, introduced the Phonanimal anchor and two additional vocabulary to extend association with the short vowel sound of the letter a and consonant sound b. Watch the video and encourage students … Read more

Flower Chant! Learn some common and useful words.

Flower Chant! Learn some common and useful words. フラワーチャントで役に立つ日常的な単語を覚えましょう!   Classroom Tip This chant from Happy Valley 1, Unit 2, isolates the main vocabulary from this unit. These pictures are often seen throughout the book, so knowing these objects will allow students to do picture talk (discuss what they see in the picture before listening … Read more

Kids love vehicles! Let’s learn some vehicle names in English.

Kids love vehicles! Let’s learn some vehicle names in English. 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 … Read more

Kinka and friends! Let’s meet some Happy Valley characters!

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もっと楽しくなりますよ!   Classroom Tip This chant from Happy Valley 1, Unit 1, isolates our main characters, who appear throughout the series. Knowing … Read more

Verbs help us play! Let’s learn some action words.

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 vocabulary, … Read more

The most important meal of the day! Let’s learn some breakfast words!

The most important meal of the day! Let’s learn some breakfast words! 一日でもっとも大切な食事!朝ごはんの言葉を覚えましょう!   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 … Read more

Black, White, Brown, Red. Learn all the colors!

Black, White, Brown, Red. Learn all the colors! くろ、しろ、ちゃいろ、あか。色を全部覚えましょう! Colors are fun and easy-to-use words, and this catchy song will help you learn and practice them. See all the colors here. 色は楽しくて使いやすい言葉です。一度聞いたら頭から離れないこの歌で学び練習しましょう!ここで全ての色がみれます。 Classroom Tip The final song in our colors series, learning colors with this song has never been more fun. Students don’t often have … Read more

Simple Phonics Games

This week’s activities are two simple games for practicing phonics. What Says? The teacher puts the phonics flashcards in order, and says the sounds randomly. The student finds the correct card and gives it to the teacher. If comfortable, the student can tell another student a sound for them to find, instead of the teacher. … Read more

What animal has a long neck? A giraffe! Let’s learn some animals!

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、それがさらに子供たちをワクワクさせるでしょう!   Classroom Tip Use the video to do the Let’s Learn page vocabulary chant. Watch it … Read more

Hands-On Activities

Hands-On Activities 手で触れるアクティビティー   Students are always excited to have interesting objects they can touch in class. Doing things with your hands makes learning more engaging! 教室で珍しいアイテムに触れることができると生徒たちがわくわくします。手を使って英語を学ぶとより熱心になるはずです!   Smack it Phonics Sounds   Using a soft plastic hammer (squeaky toy), put 3-6 alphabet flashcards face up. Call out a word and the student with the hammer … Read more

Let’s Count! Count the Animals!

  Let’s Count! Count the Animals! 動物を数えましょう!     Animals are fun, and the more the better, so long as you don’t have to take care of them all!   動物って楽しい!たくさんいるともっと楽しいね。自分で世話をしなくてもいいならね・・・。   Classroom Tip During Happy Valley 1 Unit 10 Storytime, use this to introduce the main vocabulary and target language. After watching open the … Read more

Run Around and Learn

  Games that involve running are a good way to have fun and wake up students’ brains for learning! 走るゲームは、楽しく学習するために生徒の脳を目覚めさせる良い方法です!   Read, Run, Write   Prepare scrap paper with consonant-vowel-consonant words written on them. Place them face down on the floor. Place the flashcards for those words separately on the floor, face down. One student … Read more

Let’s Count! Ten Little Presents!

Let’s Count! Ten Little Presents! 数えてみよう!10個のプレゼント!   Getting a present is very exciting, especially when you’re young! Please enjoy the ten presents in this video! (Although we don’t show you what’s inside!)   プレゼントをもらうと特に子供の場合はワクワクしますね!この動画に出る10個のプレゼントをお楽しみください!(中身はお見せしませんけどね!)   Classroom Tip This is a great song for counting and adding numbers before objects! Sing it in class using the video … Read more

Phonics Games for Little Ones

  Phonics Ordering   Put the phonics flashcards on the floor, mixed up. Say the sounds one by one from a to z. Students find the flashcards and put them in order. Or do the gesture and have the students find the flashcards and say the sound.   先生はフォニックスのフラッシュカードを混ぜて床の上に置き、aからzまで1つずつ音を言います。生徒はフラッシュカードを探して順番にその音のカードを置きます。または、先生がジェスチャーをし、生徒がフラッシュカードを探してその音を言います。   Phonics Wave (for students who … Read more

Move and turn around along with Pinka!

  Move and turn around along with Pinka! ピンカと一緒にくるっと回って体を動かそう!   Moving your body makes learning English more fun! Let’s learn some motions from Pinka in this week’s video.   体を動かすことで英語を学ぶ楽しさがアップします!今週の動画でピンカに色んな動きを教えてもらいましょう。   Classroom Tip Fun fact: This was the first video that showed Pinka in full animation. Have fun turning and wiggling with her. Great video … Read more

Music and Pictures

  Musicals   Put out large flashcards in a circle on the floor. Students walk/run/skip/jump in the circle to music. When the music stops, students stand by the nearest flashcard. Ask students individually for the word/sound. The class repeats it back.   先生用の大きなフラッシュカードを床の上に円形に並べます。生徒は音楽に合わせて輪になって歩きます/走ります/スキップします/ジャンプします。音楽が止まったら、生徒は一番近くにあるフラッシュカードのそばに立ちます。生徒一人一人にその単語/音を質問します。 クラスで繰り返します。   Phonics Book Picture Time   Line the target alphabet letter … Read more

A present please! Let’s ask for things in English!

  A present please! Let’s ask for things in English! プレゼントをください!英語でお願いしてみましょう!   This week’s video shows a simple but polite way to ask for something you want. It’s easy to practice at mealtimes!   今週の動画は、何か欲しいものがあるときに使う簡単で礼儀正しい言い方を紹介します。食事のときに練習してみましょう!   Classroom Tip Practice the target language from Happy Valley 1 Unit 8 with this video. After, play games suggested … Read more

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