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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Class 1

2009 September 1 ~ 6

2009 September 7 ~ 13

Singing 'We welcome you to school today' to welcome the students and make them feel comfortable.
We welcome you to school today, school today, school today,
We welcome you to school today, please sit down and play.
To introduce the 'Moon Festival', we started with the story of Hou Yi and Chang'E. Story telling first and then role playing.
The same story has been told in Chinese by Teacher EnJu.

Story
A long, long, long time ago, there were ten suns in the sky. Each took its turn. 
But one day all ten suns appeared together. The Emperor Yao asked for help. 
'Please help me to kill all but one of the suns!  
I will give a pill, an elixir of life to the one who succeeds.’ 
There came Houyi. He was a famous archer. He shot nine suns. He saved the Earth. 
The Emperor rewarded Houyi with a pill, the elixir of life, and advised him:  
"Make no haste to swallow this pill, but first prepare yourself with prayer and fasting for a year". 
Houyi took the pill home. He hid it under a rafter. He began healing his spirit.  
In the midst of this, Houyi was called again by the emperor.  
While he was gone, Chang'e noticed a white beam of light from the roof. 
She discovered the pill. She swallowed it. Immediately, she found that she could fly.
Just at that moment, Houyi returned home. He realized what had happened. He shouts:  
'Chang'e, come back, stay with me!’ But Chang flew out the window into the sky.  
Chang’e is now trapped on the Moon. She is alone with her pet the Jade Rabbit and Wu Kang. 
Now, every year, between September and October, the Moon Bridge appears for one night only. 
It connects the Earth to the Moon. During this one night, Chang’e and Hou Yi can meet together. 
Look carefully at the moon. You might see Chang’e and Houyi.
Poem
Patience, patience, what you need is patience.
In the heart of your patience, you will find peace and satisfaction.
tried in class, without success, will try later
Game 'Where's the pill?'. students have to choose between right and left hand.
Game played with Teacher Oliver and then in teams.

2009 September 14 ~ 20
Review Story Chang'E and Hou Yi
Role playing. Teacher Oliver chooses the characters.
10 suns. 2 students play each important character.
Song 'In and out and round the house'
With gestures and movements related to house cleaning
In and out and round the house, round the house, round the house,
In and out and round the house, there is lots of work to do.

2009 September 21 ~ 27
Review Story Chang'E and Hou Yi
More role playing.
Review song 'In and out and round the house'
Song 'When I get up in the morning'
With gestures and movements related to morning activities.
When I get up in the morning, I tell you what I do.
I wash my hands and I wash my face.
When I get up in the morning, I tell you what I do.
I brush my teeth till they are shining white.
When I get up in the morning, I tell you what I do.
I put on my clothes and I brush my hair.
When I get up in the morning, I tell you what I do.
I run, I run, I run downstairs.
during the last class, Teacher Oliver invites foreign students to retell the story to everyone with their own words.

2009 September 28 ~ October 4
New curriculum to get along with the Nature class.
Song to introduce the class:
Pentatonic, very quiet and peaceful song:
My lantern, my lantern, shining near and far
Shining like a moon, shining like a sun,
Shining like a silver star.
Morning verse.
The sun with loving light makes bright for me each day.
The soul with spirit power gives strength into my limbs.
In sunlight shining clear, I reverence, O God
The strength of human kind that you so graciously
Have planted in my mind.
May I with all my might love to work and learn.
Good morning to you and good morning to me.
Rhythm to introduce the beginning of the story.
Tick tack, the clock says tick tack.
What you have to do do it fast.
Time is running fast away.
Let's work and work today.
Rhythm to mime the farmer planting seeds
I dig, dig, dig, and I plant some seeds.
I rake, rake, rake, and I pull some weeds.
I wait and watch, and soon I know
My garden sprouts and starts to grow.
Repeat tick tack, the clock says tick tack.
Poem to show the development of the flower.
In the heart of a seed, buried deep so deep,
A dear little plant lay fast asleep,
Wake said the sun and creep tot he light.
Wake said the voice of the raindrops bright.
The dear little plant heard and arose
To see what the wonderful outside world might be.
Game 'Where is the seed?'
Teacher Oliver covers one student's eyes and gives a sandbag to another student.
The student in the middle has to guess where the sandbag (seed) is hidden.
Sentence pattern: Is it here? Yes, it is./ No, it is not.
Repeat tick tack the clock says tick tack.
Conclude with the song / game The farmer in the dell.
The farmer in the dell, the farmer in the dell,
Heigh ho, the dairy-o, the farmer in the dell.
The farmer takes a wife, child, nurse, dog, cat, mouse, cheese...

2009 October 5 ~ 11
Review Planting seeds, with a new introduction.
Once upon a time, there is a little boy. He lives in a little house, in a big garden.
He plays with the plants, the flowers, the trees and the animals.
The plants, the flowers, the trees and the animals are his friends.
One day, his mother gives him some seeds. Let's go and plant them...

2009 October 12 ~ 18
Review previous materials.
+ Outdoor gardening on Thursday and Friday to plant flowers next to Classroom

2009 October 19 ~ 25
Pentatonic song:
Bumble bee and butterfly, spider and the beetle,
Come around and dance with us
In winds before the winter.
Chant + Slow Dance
Twelve children together are we.
Merry and bright as you can see.
Twelve children hand in hand.
In one circle here we stand.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 1 lot of 12.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 2 lots of 6.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 6 lots of 2.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 3 lots of 4.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 4 lots of 3.
Poem + Game:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 All children go to heaven
Some go up, some go down,
And some go around the town.
Game
One day, Teacher Oliver is walking on the street, when he heard some taps. How many taps?
(Teacher Oliver the ground behind his back. Students listen and count.)
The goal is to stimulate students' ability to sit properly, focus, listen and count.
2009 October 26 ~ November 1
Pentatonic song:
Bumble bee and butterfly, spider and the beetle,
Come around and dance with us
In winds before the winter.
Chant + Slow Dance
Twelve children together are we.
Merry and bright as you can see.
Twelve children hand in hand.
In one circle here we stand.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 1 lot of 12.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 2 lots of 6.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 6 lots of 2.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 3 lots of 4.
Let's move, and you will see: 12 is 4 lots of 3.
And variation for this class:
24 children together are we
Merry and bright as you can see.
24 children hand in hand
In one circle here we stand.
Poem + Game:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 All children go to heaven
Some go up, some go down,
And some go around the town.
Game
One day, Teacher Oliver is walking on the street, when he heard some taps. How many taps?
(Teacher Oliver hits the ground behind his back. Students listen and count.)
The goal is to stimulate students' ability to sit properly, focus, listen and count.
Poem:
The branch is one. So I take it. I break it.
And what was one is now two.
I break it again. What was two is now three.
I break it again. What was three is now four.
I break it again. What was four is now eight.
I break it again. What was eight is now sixteen...
Game.
Move one step to the right. Move two steps to the left.
2009 November 2 ~ 8
Song:
Spirits of fire, come to us. We will kindle the fire.
Spirits of fire, come to us. We will kindle the fire.
We will knidle the fire. Dance the magic circle round.
Chant + Slow Dance
Twenty four children together are we.
Merry and bright as you can see.
Twenety four children hand in hand.
In one circle here we stand.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 1 lot of 24.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 2 lot of 12.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 3 lots of 8.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 4 lots of 6.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 6 lots of 4.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 8 lots of 3.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 12 lots of 2.
Let's move, and you will see: 24 is 24 lots of 1.
 Poem + Game:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 All children go to heaven
Some go up, some go down,
And some go around the town.
Poem:
The branch is one. So I take it. I break it.
And what was one is now two.
I break it again. What was two is now three.
I break it again. What was three is now four.
I break it again. What was four is now eight.
I break it again. What was eight is now sixteen...
Game.
Move one step to the right. Move two steps to the left.
Game:
Clap, clap, clap your hands as slowly as you can.
Clap, clap, clap your hands as fat as you can.
Poem
Number one, number one. Take me round the sun.
Number two, number two. The clouds are white, the sky is blue.
Number three, number three. Ride a pony by the sea.
Number four, number four. Here is my house, here is the door.
Number five, number five. Here is a pond, and here we dive.

2009 November 9 ~ 15

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Spirits of fire, come to us. We will kindle the fire.
Spirits of fire, come to us. We will kindle the fire.
We will kindle the fire. Dance the magic circle round.

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Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.

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Story of Cinderella.
Once upon a time, there is a very young girl, a beautiful girl, a sad girl. She lives with her stepmother and the two daughters. The stepmother doesn't like her. All the nice things, nice dresses, nice shoes, nice, delicious food and comfortable beds are for her sisters.
But for the little poor girl, there is nothing at all. Nothing? Nothing! Please! No! Nothing! She works hard all day long from morning to evening. Everybody calls her Cinderella. Oh dear! I am so unhappy! I am sad.
Suddenly something amazing is happening. A fairy appears. Don't be afraid, Cinderella! I know you want to go to dance. I know you want to go to the ball. And so you shall go!
You need a dress. Magic wand, magic wand. Do what I say. Do what I want. Move up. Move down, and here is a dress.

You need a coach. Give me a pumpkin. Magic wand, magic wand. Do what I say. Do what I want. Move up. Move down, and here is a coach.

You need six horses. Give me six mice. Magic wand, magic wand. Do what I say. Do what I want. Move up. Move down, and here are six horses.
Let's go! You will see the prince. You will dance with the prince. But remember... You must leave the ball before midnight and come home. Do you understand? Yes, I understand.
When Cinderella enters the ballroom, everyone is shocked. How elegant! How beautiful! How graceful! Who is she? Where is she from? How old is she? What is her name? The prince sees her, walks over to her, takes a bow and asks her to dance. May I dance with you? Yes, and they dance, dance, dance the whole evening.
Suddenly... she hears the clock. Ding. Ding. Ding... Oh no! I must go home. She runs away... She runs down the stairs... The prince runs after her and picks up her slipper.
Soldiers! Soldiers! Go and search everywhere for that girl! So the soldiers go to every house, let every lady try the slipper... We are looking for Cinderella. Please try this shoe. Sorry, it is too big / small. It fits! You are Cinderella! Come with us! The prince is waiting for you!
The prince and Cinderella marry and have many children.

What did you listen? What did you understand?

 

2009 November 16 ~ 22

- Review Story of Cinderella.

- Poem:

Magic wand, magic wand. Do what I say. Do what I want.

Move it up. Move it down. And here is a … dress/coach/horse !

- Clapping game:

What’s her name? She is Cinderella.

What’s his name? He is Prince.

- Practice dialogue:

Do you understand? Yes, I understand. / No, I don’t understand.

- Ending verse:

Enter the night, and you will find the light.

Enter the night, let your spirit take flight.

On the longest night, we search for the light.

So when you find that spark,

When you dream in the dark,

Hold it close to your heart and know,

All that you see is all that can be

When you give birth to your dreams.


2009 November 23 ~ 29

- Retell and review the story.

- Outdoor activities to build Cinderella’s shoes, dress, coach and horses.

- Singing: Twinkle Little Star.

2009 November 30 ~ December 6

>Morning Verse:

>Funny role play to introduce different pet animals, different basic questions in English and the difference of language between human and animals…

One day, I met a little cat. I said: Hello, cat. He said: Meaow, meaow.

I said: How are you today? He said: Meaow, meaow.

I said: What’s your name? He said: Meaow, meaow.

I said: How old are you? He said: Meaow, meaow.

I said: Where are you going? He said: Meaow, meaow.

So I said: Good bye, cat.

… dog / woof, bird / kwik kwik, duck / quack, fish / buh buh, mouse / cree cree…

> The story of the seven blind mice.

Seven blind mice went out for a walk, when they bumped into something. What is it?

The first one touched the side, and said: This is a wall.

The second one touched the tusk, and said: This is a spear.

The third one touched the trunk, and said: This is a snake!

The fourth one touched the ear, and said: This is a fan.

The fifth one touched the foot, and said: This is a tree.

The sixth one touched the tail, and said: This is a rope.

And the six mice argue all day long.

This is a wall! This is a spear! This is a snake!,,,

When (name of a student who behaves well) the mouse comes, goes up and down, from right to left (slowly finish the drawing on the black board), and finally says:

I know, I know. This is an elephant!

> Blindfold game. One student wears a blindfold. Teacher Oliver hides something found in the classroom in the basket. The student has to guess what it is. For example: eraser, color pencil, beanbag, paintbrush…

> ‘The cat and the mouse’ game.

If time permits, we go outside to play ‘cat and mouse’. A mouse is in her house, a circle made by her classmates, and the cat outside tries to catch her.

 

 2009 December 7 ~ 13

 >Morning Verse:

> Review funny role play to introduce different pet animals, different basic questions in English and the difference of language between human and animals…

One day, I met a little cat. I said: Hello, cat. He said: Meaow, meaow…

> Review The story of the seven blind mice.

> Play Blindfold game. One student wears a blindfold. Teacher Oliver hides something found in the classroom in the basket. The student has to guess what it is. For example: eraser, color pencil, beanbag, paintbrush…

> ‘The cat and the mouse’ game.

If time permits, we go outside to play ‘cat and mouse’. A mouse is in her house, a circle made by her classmates, and the cat outside tries to catch her.

> Chant: Eenie meeny miny moe, Catch a tiger by the toe. If he hollers, let him go.

My mother told me to catch the very best one, and this is YOU.

 

2009 December 14 ~ 20

 > Review story and games.

> Play a variation of the Blindfold game.

> The blindfolded student now has to guess who stands in front of him / her.

> Song:

Fire, fire, burning bright, Keep us warm in this cold night.

When rain drops fall and wind does blow,

But we have fire to warm us all.

 

2009 December 21 ~ 27

> Song: Fire, fire, burning bright, Keep us warm in this cold night

> Chant: The eensey weensey spider went up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sunshine and dried all the rain.

And the eensey weensey spider went up the spout again.

> The Cat Song

I see a cat. The cat sees me. I like the cats. The cats like me.

Big black cats. One, two, three. I like the cats. and the cats like me.

+ dog…

> Story:

Once there was a little mouse Looking for a little house

She spied a basket by the way And said: I'll stay here for a day.

Soon a (rabbit) came passing by The basket he happened to spy.

He said: Little house, little house, Will you be my own little house?

The mouse looked out. Who are you? I am a (rabbit). How do you do?

Please come in. I have room for you. Yes, room for you.

+ snake, monkey, ox, boar, ram, dragon, horse, dog, tiger, rooster

> Chant

Ten little candles standing on a chocolate cake

Shoo, shoo, and now there were 8. (8, 6, 4, 2, none)

 

2009 December 28 ~ 2010 January 3

> Song: Fire, fire, burning bright, Keep us warm in this cold night

> Chant: The eensey weensey spider went up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sunshine and dried all the rain.

And the eensey weensey spider went up the spout again.

> The Cat Song

I see a cat. The cat sees me. I like the cats. The cats like me.

Big black cats. One, two, three. I like the cats. and the cats like me.

+ dog…

> Story:

Once there was a little mouse Looking for a little house

She spied a basket by the way And said: I'll stay here for a day.

Soon a (rabbit) came passing by The basket he happened to spy.

He said: Little house, little house, Will you be my own little house?

The mouse looked out. Who are you? I am a (rabbit). How do you do?

Please come in. I have room for you. Yes, room for you.

+ snake, monkey, ox, boar, ram, dragon, horse, dog, tiger, rooster

> Tiger and Mouse outdoor game

 

2010 January 4 ~ 10

> Song:

Round and round the Earth is turning, turning always onto morning

And from morning round to night.

> Chant: The eensey weensey spider went up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sunshine and dried all the rain.

And the eensey weensey spider went up the spout again.

> The Cat Song

I see a cat. The cat sees me. I like the cats. The cats like me.

Big black cats. One, two, three. I like the cats. and the cats like me.

> Dialogue

One day I met a little dog. I said: Hello dog. The dog said: Woof, woof!

I said: How are you today? The dog said: Woof, woof.

I said: What are you doing? The dog said: Woof, woof.

I said: Where are you going? The dog said: Woof, woof.

So I said: Good bye, dog. See you later

> Story:

Once there was a little mouse Looking for a little house

She spied a basket by the way And said: I'll stay here for a day.

Soon a (rabbit) came passing by The basket he happened to spy.

He said: Little house, little house, Will you be my own little house?

The mouse looked out. Who are you? I am a (rabbit). How do you do?

Please come in. I have room for you. Yes, room for you.

+ snake, monkey, ox, boar, ram, dragon, horse, dog, tiger, rooster

> Rehearsal for the ‘End of the Semester’ Ceremony.

Round the Earth song + Eensey Weensey Spider + Dialogue + Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

 

2010 January 11 ~ 17

> Rehearsal for the ‘End of the Semester’ Ceremony.

Round the Earth song + Eensey Weensey Spider + Dialogue + Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

2010 January 11 ~ 17

2010 January 18 ~ 24

2010 January 25 ~ 31

2010 February 1 ~ 7

2010 February 8 ~ 14

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