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  Use these games to practice body parts while doing Happy Valley 1 Unit 7.   My Fingers   Using a digital camera, take photos of students’ head, shoulders, knees, toes and fingers. Randomly show the pictures. S: My fingers. (when their picture shows) T: Everyone, count your fingers. S: Count.   デジタルカメラを使い、生徒の頭、肩、膝、つま先と指の写真を撮ります。写真をランダムに見せます。 S: My […]

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  Move and turn around along with Pinka! ピンカと一緒に回って動こう!   Moving your body makes learning English more fun! Let’s learn some motions from Pinka in this week’s video.   身体を動かすことで英語を学ぶ楽しさがアップ!今週のビデオでピンカにいくつかの動きを教えていただきましょう。   Classroom Tip Fun fact: This was the first video that showed Pinka in full animation. Have fun turning and wiggling with her. Great video […]

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  Cars 1 to 4 (Use with Happy Valley 1 Unit 3)   Use toy cars or different size balls. Write or stick numbers on each object. Using a cardboard box and chair (or other makeshift ramp), students release the objects to see which ones go faster down the ramp. Students predict what number object […]

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  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 […]

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These games can be used with Happy Valley 1 Unit 4.   There   Put clothing flashcards around the room.  T: Where’s/Where’re my __? S: There. Go get FC and give to T. Here you are.  T: Thank you. Pretend to put it on and say to S Put on your __.   服のフラッシュカードを部屋中に置きます。 T: […]

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  Kinkajou is playing soccer! Let’s practice using –ing verbs! キンカジューがサッカーしてるよ!動詞の「ing」を勉強しましょう!   Did you know that Kinka is a kinkajou? It’s a small animal from Central and South America. It’s related to the raccoon but looks more like a monkey and lives in trees. Let’s practice using the present continuous tense with Kinka in this […]

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  Whispers   Students and teacher sit in a circle. Teacher holds up a flashcard and whispers the target language to the student next to them.  T: It’s a (clothing). The first student takes the card from the teacher, passes it to the next student and whispers the vocabulary to them. The card is passed […]

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It’s a bee! Let’s learn some animal words! ミツバチだ!動物の単語を覚えましょう!   This week’s video teaches words for some animals that your child might see in their daily life!   今週の動画では日常生活で見かけるかもしれない動物の名前を教えます!   Classroom Tip This song goes with Happy Valley 1 Unit 8 vocabulary. Do the It’s a Chant and use this in place of the CD […]

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  What’s in My Bag?   Put the target language flashcards or student book stickers into a bag (you can also put small objects into the bag). Sing to the tune of the song “Skip to my Loo”, “Bag, bag, what’s in my bag? Bag, bag, what’s in my bag? Take a look, look and […]

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Yes! No! Practice these basic answers with Kinka and Pinka! イエス!ノー!キンカとピンカと一緒に基本の返事を練習しましょう!     In this week’s video we use a song to practice the most basic words for answering questions, yes and no.   今週の動画では歌を使って一番簡単な返事、イエスとノーの練習をします。   Classroom Tip The Yes, No Song is great for working on answering Yes/No Questions. Use it with Unit 8 […]

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