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For Kathy

Routine:

Part 1:
Start the class with a fast circle game, using ball, beanbag, dance, songs.
to practice dialogue, speaking out and social skills
(If you choose a game, play it for at least 6 classes = 2 weeks)

Part 2:
Stop the game, sit on the ground and tell the story of your choice.

Part 3:
Finish your class, with either sit on chairs for writing or stay in a circle to practice drama.

Each part is around 15 minutes.

Suggestion 1 for Part 1
 story/game
Yesterday, Teacher Kathy was walking in the forest, when I heard 'noise of an animal'... What is it?
And continue with other animals using English names of course.
Lead the game for 5 minutes until you have practiced the names of many animals.
Then split the class into different teams. Let students play that game for 5 minutes. 

Suggstion 2 for Part 1
Chant 'Round and round the garden, goes the little mouse, one time, two times and I give you the bag/ball'
Say a sentence (Good morning....) and throw the ball to that student. 
Let him reply and throw the beanbag back to you.
Keep going with every student. Change the questions. 
How are you? What day is today? How is the weather today?

Suggestion3 for part 1 

Try 'Little Sally Walker'

Lyrics:
Little Sally Walker {Was Walkin Down The Street}; Version #1
Little Sally Walker was walkin down the street.
She didn’t know what to do so she stood in front of me.
I said ooh girl (boy) do your thing. Do your thing, Stop!
I said ooh girl (boy) do your thing. Do your thing, Stop! 

How to play?
Have the group form a circle, have one person stand in the middle and if you have a group of twenty or more have at least another person in the middle. The person stands in the middle as group sings this song, “little sally walker walking down the street, didn’t know what to do so she jumped in front of me, singing hey girl do your thing, do your thing, hey girl do your thing, now switch”. When it comes to the part where is says “she jumped in front of me,” person in the middle picks one person and stands right in front of them inside the circle, and starts to do a little dance and the person she is standing in front of is supposed to mirror what she is doing and when it says, “now switch” they switch places and start over.

example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktfm3WjpqhQ 

Suggestion4 for part 1 

A.K.A. Wonder Ball

Everybody stands in a circle
Pass a beanbag around circle to music
When music stops person holding beanbag is out
Pretend the beanbag is a very very very HOT POTATO
Contributed by Wendy Peterson
 
[This version was played in New England]
 
The wonder ball, goes round and round
To pass it quickly, you are bound
If you're the one, to hold it last
The game is past, and you are out!
Variation: add on another line of verse by spelling the word "out"
(e.g., O-U-T, out!)
Contributed by Linda - Thank you!

http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/circle_games/hot_potato.htm 

Suggestion 5 for part 1 
The Wind Blows
This is a good game for mixing up cliques and a variation of fruit bowl which you already
know. Put chairs in a circle. Turn one chair to face out. Choose someone to stand in the
middle. They (or you) can call:
“ The wind blows for………..
everyone wearing a watch
everyone who supports Arsenal
everyone who can swim a length
everyone who had breakfast today
everyone who likes ice cream etc…
If the statement applies to a pupil, they must get up and change places. The caller finds
a seat. The last pupil left standing, becomes the new caller. No one an change places with
the person sitting next to them.

Suggestion 6 for part 1 

Game: What is it?
One play thinks of something (for example an animal). 
Other players have to guess what it is.
Other players can ask questions (in English of course)
The player can only answer 'yes' or 'no'

Suggestion 1 for Part 3. drama. Little Red Hen

You can choose this dialogue. Quite basic and lively.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/stories/fairytale/littleredhen/story/ 

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Kathy Curriculum

 

Update 20130322

 

Same format for each class:

 

15 minutes starting fast standing in a circle playing games and chanting

15 minutes sitting or acting a story

15 minutes sitting for drawing, writing and grammar

 

 

G4 = Grade 4

G5 = Grade 5

Spr = Spring

Sum = Summer

Aut = Autumn

Win = Winter

Nat = Nature

Lan = Language

Mat = Maths

 


 

G4

Spr

Nat

The Stork (AJTT29)

I lift my leg, I stretch my leg, I plant it firm and light.

I lift again, and stretch again, My pace exactly right.

With care I go, so grand and slow, I move just like a stork:

My eye is bright, my head upright, And pride is in my walk.

(Then drop marbles on the ground and ask everyone to pick them up with foot toes. Repeatt he poem at the beginning of each session)

 

Our Night Visitor (AJTT59) Christina Owen

A bunny came to call last night. I did not see him – That is right.

But he was there: here’s how I know –

He nibbled at my carrot row.

(Everyone sits on the ground in a circle facing outside with a beanbag behind. The bunny walks and tries to catch a beanbag.)

 

(AJTT103)

Frogs jump. Caterpillars hump. Worms wiggle. Beetles jiggle. Rabbits hop.

Horses clop. Snakes slide. Seagulls glide. Mice creep. Deer leap. Foxes prowl.

Dogs growl. Puppies bounce. Kittens pounce. Lions stalk. I walk.

(Then play the game: Guess what it is? One student thinks of an animal. Others students try to guess what it is by asking a question. Pay attention to the English. The student can only answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

 

Game: The Wind Blows (with chairs or beanbags)

This is a good game for mixing up cliques and a variation of fruit bowl which you already know. Put chairs in a circle. Turn one chair to face out. Choose someone to stand in the middle. They (or you) can call:

“ The wind blows for……….. everyone wearing a watch / everyone who can swim a length / everyone who had breakfast today / everyone who likes ice cream etc…

If the statement applies to a pupil, they must get up and change places. The caller finds

a seat. The last pupil left standing, becomes the new caller. No one an change places with

the person sitting next to them.

Suitable for the poem: Winds of March, we welcome you. There is lots of work to do. Work and play and blow all day. Blow the cold winter away. Blow the people who…. wear yellow, wear read, have long hair…

 

Poem Spring by William Blake

Sound the flute! Now it's mute! Bird's delight, Day and night,
Nightingale, In the dale, Lark in sky, Merrily,
Merrily merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little lamb, Here I am; Come and lick My white neck;
Let me pull Your soft wool; Let me kiss Your soft face;
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.


 

G4

Spr

Lan

Punctuation. Part 1. Full Stop and Statements:

Full Stop (AJTT97)

I am the full stop. I love to rest. All sentences stop at my request.

Statements (AJTT102)

The golden sun shines on the snow. The trees blue shadows make.

The colors of God’s own rainbow Twinkle in each snowflake.

 

Punctuation. Part 2. Exclamation

Exclamation (AJTT97)

Whoopee! Hooray! Look out! Make way! I’m here! I’m there! And everywhere!

Whatever the excitement rare, The exclamation mark is there!

Exclamations (AJTT 102)

How wonderful the morning is! Oh, what a sparkling day!

Sky’s blue around the golden sun! The wind has died away!

 

Story: Little Red Hen / Sarah Cone Bryant / Retold from Joseph Jacobs

One day, the Little Red Hen finds a grain of wheat in the field.

‘This wheat should be planted. Who will plant this grain of wheat?’

Not I.’ said the duck. ‘Not I.’ said the cat. ‘Not I.’ says the dog.

‘Then I will. I will plant this grain of wheat.’

Soon the wheat grows to be tall and yellow.

‘The wheat is ripe. Who will cut the wheat?’

Not I.’ said the duck. ‘Not I.’ said the cat. ‘Not I.’ says the dog.

‘Then I will. I will cut the wheat.’

Soon the wheat is cut and ready.

‘The wheat is cut. Who will take the wheat to the mill?’

Not I.’ said the duck. ‘Not I.’ said the cat. ‘Not I.’ says the dog.

‘Then I will. I will take the wheat to the mill.’

Soon the wheat is ground into flour.

‘The wheat is ground into flour. Who will make this flour into bread?’

Not I.’ said the duck. ‘Not I.’ said the cat. ‘Not I.’ says the dog.

‘Then I will. I will make this flour into bread.’

Soon she makes and bakes the bread. The bread is ready.

‘The bread is ready. Who will eat this bread?’

‘I want.’ said the duck. ‘I want.’ said the cat. ‘I want.’ says the dog.

‘No, no! I will do that by myself.’

 

Story / Game

Yesterday, Teacher was walking in the forest, when I heard a 'noise of an animal'... What is it?

And continue with other animals using English names of course.

Lead the game for 5 minutes until you have practiced the names of many animals.

Then split the class into different teams. Let students play that game for 5 minutes. 

 

Making Kites

The winds of March begin to blow, And it is time for kites, you know,

Here is the way I make a kite, Watch and help me do it right.

I cross two sticks so thin and long, Tied together good and strong.

A string I fasten to each end, And across the middle to make it bend.

I measure and cut the paper straight, And glue along the edge and wait.

A ball of string to hold my kite, When it sails almost out of sight.

And here is my kite all ready to go, Please March wind begin to blow!


 

G4

Spr

Mat

This is the Key (AJTT 11)

This is the Key of the Kingdom; (walk one step towards center at each sentence)

In that Kingdom is a city;

In that city is a town;

In that town there is a street;

In that street there winds a lane;

In that lane there is a yard;

In that yard there is a house;

In that house there wait a room;

In that room an empty bed;

And on that bed a basket –

A basket of sweet flowers; a basket of sweet flowers

Flowers in a Basket; (walk one step towards outside at each sentence)

Basket on the bed;

Bed in the chamber;

Chamber in the house;

House in the weedy yard;

Yard in the winding lane;

Lane in the broad street;

Street in the high town;

Town in the city;

City on the kingdom;

This is the key of the Kingdom… This is the key of the Kingdom.

 

Stepping Rhythms (AJJTT33) walk in a circle

Grandfather walks slowly 1 2 3 4

Father marches onward so: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Little children pitter patter, clitter clatter, chitter chatter…

…Or change to:

Grandfather walks slowly 1234

Father walks nicely 12345678

Brother walks quickly 12345678910111213141516

And I run very quickly… 1 to 32

 

The Number 12 (AJTT88) simplified / use x students in your class

‘’Twelve children together are we Merry and bright as you can see, (move in)

Twelve children hand in hand In one circle here we stand.’’ (move out)

Watch out and you will see:

Twelve is 1 lot of 12 / Twelve is 2 lots of 6 / Twelve is 3 lots of 4

Twelve is 4 lots of 3 / Twelve is 6 lots of 2 / Twelve is 12 lots of 1

(For lower grades, I sing ‘The more we get together’ to bring everyone in a circle.

 

Game:

Chant 'Round and round the garden, goes the little mouse, one time, two times and I give you the bag/ball'… Say a sentence (Good morning....) and throw the ball to that student.  Let him reply and throw the beanbag back to you. Keep going with every student. Change the questions.  How are you? What day is today? How is the weather today?

 


 

G4

Sum

Nat

Song: The Green Grass Grows All Around

See lyrics here: http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/g012.html

 

Poem

 

Phonics

A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.

Said the flea, ‘let us fly!’ Said the fly ‘Let us flee!’

So they flew through a flap in the flue.

 

Try 'Little Sally Walker'

Lyrics:

Little Sally Walker {Was Walkin Down The Street}; Version #1

Little Sally Walker was walkin down the street.

She didn’t know what to do so she stood in front of me.

I said ooh girl (boy) do your thing. Do your thing, Stop!

I said ooh girl (boy) do your thing. Do your thing, Stop! 

How to play?

Have the group form a circle, have one person stand in the middle and if you have a group of twenty or more have at least another person in the middle. The person stands in the middle as group sings this song, “little sally walker walking down the street, didn’t know what to do so she jumped in front of me, singing hey girl do your thing, do your thing, hey girl do your thing, now switch”. When it comes to the part where is says “she jumped in front of me,” person in the middle picks one person and stands right in front of them inside the circle, and starts to do a little dance and the person she is standing in front of is supposed to mirror what she is doing and when it says, “now switch” they switch places and start over.

example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktfm3WjpqhQ 

 


 

G4

Sum

Lan

Punctuation. Part 3. Questions.

Questions. (AJTT 97)

I want to know. What is your name? Where do you live? What is your fame?

What answer will you give? The question mark am I, And can you tell me why?

Questions. (AJTT 102)

Where do snowflakes come from? Why are they so white?

Who gives them each a separate form? How far has been their flight?

And what creates the rainbow In each star of snow?

 

Punctuation. Part 4. Commands.

Commands (AJTT 102)

Listen to the night wind blow. See the swirling flakes of snow.

Close the window. Shut the door. Keep out the wild wind’s angry roar.

Light the fire. Let it blaze. Warm the house with its hot rays.

 

Red Light Green Light (unknown)

Red Light! Red Light! What do you say? I say Stop! Stop! Stop right away.
Yellow Light! Yellow Light! What do you mean? I mean wait, wait Till the light goes green.
Green light! Green light! What do you say? I say go and go right away.

 

Punctuation. Part 5. Commas.

When the sentences are long, Running ever on and on, I run with them, so nimble and merry, To give you a breathing space, Last you grow weary. I am the comma, so nimble and busy. Without me the sentences might make you dizzy.

 

Story: Mama buys a hat.

Mama makes a call. I want a purple hat. Please send it to my house.

Ding Ling Ling The mailman delivers a big box. It contains an orange hat.

Mama makes a call. I want a purple hat. I don’t want an orange hat.

Ding Ling Ling The mailman delivers a big box. It contains a paper hat.

Mama makes a call. I want a purple hat. I don’t want a paper hat.

Ding Ling Ling The mailman delivers a big box. It contains a purple cat.

Mama makes a call. I don’t want a purple cat. I want a hat, a purple hat.

Ding Ling Ling The mailman delivers a big box. It contains a purple hat!

Mama puts on her new hat. She looks in the mirror. The purple hat doesn’t look good. I think I want an orange hat after all…

(redo the story with other colors)


 

G4

Sum

Mat

The Melon (AJTT84)  Clifford Monks (use real fruit, real knife, cut and share)

The melon was one so I took my knife And slowly cut it through.

And what was one and all complete Before us lay in two.

I cut again. It is plain to see. What was two in now three.

I cut again, and then once more…

Conclusion (before you share): The melon was one, the world is one

The facts are plain to see, That in and about us all the world Proceeds from unity.

 

Game  Wonder Ball

Everybody stands in a circle Pass a beanbag around circle to music

When music stops person holding beanbag is out Pretend the beanbag is a very very very HOT POTATO

Contributed by Wendy Peterson  [This version was played in New England]

The wonder ball, goes round and round To pass it quickly, you are bound

If you're the one, to hold it last The game is past, and you are out!

Variation: add on another line of verse by spelling the word "out"

(e.g., O-U-T, out!) http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/circle_games/hot_potato.htm

 

Finger clapping

When I was 1, I had just begun. When I was 2, I buckled my shoe.

When I was 3, I banged my knee. When I was 4, I shut the door.

When I was 5, I learned to jive. When I was 6, I picked up sticks.

When I was 7, I went to heaven. When I was 8, I learned to skate,

When I was 9, I climbed a vine. When I was 10, I caught a hen!

 

Poem / Story

There are big waves and little waves, green waves and blue

Waves you can jump over, Waves you dive through

Waves that rise up like a great water wall

Waves that swell softly and do not break at all

Waves that can whisper, Waves that can roar,

And tiny waves that run at you Splashing along the shore…


 


 

G5

Aut

Nat

Song: Little Red Bird. Manx Lullaby.

Little red bird of the lonely moor, lonely moor, lonely moor,

Little red bird of the lonely moor. O where did you sleep last night?

Out on a gorse bush dark and wide, dark and wide, dark and wide,

Swift rain was falling n every side. O hard was my sleep last night…

 

Poem

Up and down and round and round I brush my teeth to keep them sound;

To keep them sound and clean and white I brush them morning, noon and night.


 


G5

Aut

Lan

Poem (AJTT30)

Brave and true will I be. Each good deed sets me free.

Each kind makes me strong. I will fight for the right. I will conquer the wrong.

 

Parts of Speech. Part 1. Verbs.

Verbs (AJTT98)

I am a verb, I like to act, To walk, to run, to dance – it’s a fact.

To plough, to build, to work, to strive,

I like to feel that I’m alive! But sometimes I just say: ‘I am,’

+ Play the song/game ‘Can you tell me what the daddies are doing?’

Eileen Hutchins (AJTT103)

The sun says ‘I glow’. The wind says ‘I blow’. The stream/water says ‘I flow’. The plant/tree says ‘I grow’. And man says ‘I know’.

 

Parts of Speech. Part 2. Nouns. (AJTT98)

I am a noun; I give names to things, To persons, from beggars to royal kings;

To animals also, great and small, To flowers, and trees that grow so tall. The things like tables and chairs and sticks, To houses and stones, concrete and bricks. And to things you can’t see or hear or feel, Like goodness and truth, honor and zeal! I like to be quiet – I don’t run about – I just sit still and let other shout.

+ introduce flashcards. Let students draw one flashcards per class and practice the vocabulary

 

Table Rules for Little Folks from childrensbooksonline.org

In silence I must take my seat, And give God thanks before I eat;

Must for my food in patience wait, Till I am asked to hand my plate;

I must not scold, nor whine, nor pour, Nor move my chair nor about;

I must not speak a useless word, For children must been – not heard;

I must not talk about my food, Nor fret if I don’t think it good.

I must not say, ‘The bread is old,’ ‘The tea is hot,’ ‘The coffee’s cold;’

My mouth with food I must not crowd, Nor while I’m eating speak aloud;

The table cloth I must not spoil, Nor with my food my fingers soil;

Must keep my seat when I have done, Nor round the table sport or run;

When told to rise, then I must put My chair away with noiseless foot;

And lift my heart to God above, In praise for all his wondrous love.


 

G5

Aut

Mat

 


 

G5

Win

Nat

Song from firebornspirit

We sing the song of the spirit in one voice, the Music of life.

We dance the rhythm of nature and we drum the beat of our heart.

Hear the earth call to you. Feel the air lifting you.

See the fire dance for you. Let the water carry you.


 

G5

Win

Lan

Parts of Speech. Part 3. Adjectives.

Anonymous

Mr. Lynn is very thin, Mr. Pratt is very fat, Mr. Cort is very short,
Mr. Hall is very tall, Mr. Dent is quite bent, Mr. Gait is very straight.

Adjectives (AJTT101)

An adjective describes That something’s blue, Or red or great or poor or new, Or smooth or rough or dark or light, It always tells what things are like.

 

Christmas Song. Music in www.cantorion.org

God rest you merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay,

For Jesus Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day;

To save us from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray.

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy.


 

G5

Win

Mat