Unit 2: The Desert Adventure

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Date: Friday, 24 March 2023, 3:57 PM


Attached are activities for Unit 2. These include vocabulary bingo and practicing word sounds "-ch, -oo, -ar."

Click here to download The Adventures of Henry and Lucy Unit 2 Activities 4th grade

1. Unit 2 Activities

Attached are activities for Unit 2. These include vocabulary bingo and practicing word sounds "-ch, -oo, -ar."

Click here to download The Adventures of Henry and Lucy Unit 2 Activities 4th grade

2. Begin Your Lesson

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video (see below). Instructor and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.

 ·  Instructor says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good …!

·  Instructor says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (Explain that glad means happy.)

·  Instructor says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·  Instructor says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

·  Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

· Instructor asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

    • Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

· Instructor asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

· Instructor asks: What time is it?

· Instructor asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”

· Instructor asks: “What season are we in now?”


 Early Elementary

· Instructor asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students. Elementary and Young Juniors

· Instructor asks: “How’s the weather?” Early Elementary song:  

o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

· Instructor asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

    • Students: “Yes!!”  

Need help calming your students down? Try this: How to Calm Young Children Down in Minutes – Palming technique – Early Elementary (grades 1-4) Video:

o   Click here to access: How to calm young children down in minutes

3. Backpacking Trip Scavenger Hunt

Backpacking Trip Scavenger Hunt (ציד נבלות)

This game gets students up and moving! The premise of the game is to say aloud certain items the students need for their trip – you place the printed out items in the room anywhere you wish without the students looking, then they find the printed out/tactical objects by searching around the room, kind of like a scavenger hunt. You may print the items below (keep the word and its accompanying picture attached). You also have the option to print only one copy of the items so it's more competitive, or to make it more fair you can print multiple copies according to number of students so each can find the objects at their own pace without worry of another student taking all the objects. 

Steps: 1. Take a schoolbag.

           2. Listen for the teacher say the object to find according to the list (below).

           3. Search around the room and find the object the teacher said.

           4. Place item in your bag.

           5. After the game ends and all the items have been taken, each student takes out the paper/3D tactical objects in their bag and says aloud what they have.


אתם הולכים לטיול! יש חפצים בחדר וצריכים למצוא אותם כדי ללכת לטיול! כשתמצאו את החפצים, שימו אותם בתיק שלכם. הקשיבו למורה כדי לדעת איזה חפץ למצוא.

הוראות: 1. קחו את התיק גב שלכם.

            2. הקשיבו למורה כשיגיד איזה חפץ למצוא.

            3. חפשו בחדר ומצאו את החפץ שהמורה אמר.

            4. שימו את החפץ בתיק שלכם.

            5. בסיום המשחק, כל תלמיד אומר אילו חפצים הוא מצא.


4. Digraph Coloring (CH, OO, AR)

Digraph Coloring (CH, OO, AR)

Read the words written on the picture and color by code.

 קראו את המילים שנכתבו על התמונה וצבעו לפי הקוד למטה 

Color Code:  

ar – brown

ch – yellow

oo - green

5. Bingo


Play bingo using the cards below. You will need "placeholders" for each student so they can mark which words have been called out. There are 8 different bingo boards to print out, preferably in color. Each student should receive one bingo card OR you can pair two students up and they will play as a team.

Aim of the game:

 To be the first one to fill in four squares horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

כללי המשחק:

·     שחקנים מוצאים את המילה על הלוחות שלהם, לכסות אותו עם שעועית או כפתור.

·     השחקן הראשון שיש "בינגו" (ארבעה ברציפות בכל כיוון - אנכי, אופקי, אלכסוני)


·         יש אפשרות לשחק בזוגות.

Use this randomly generated list as your call list when playing the game. Cross out each word as you announce it, to keep track. You can also cut out each item, place them in a bag and pull words from the bag.

6. Finish Your Lesson

Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson.

·   Instructor asks: What is one thing you liked about the lesson?

 ·   Ask each student to tell you 3 new English words they learned today.

o   Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices and learns the correct pronunciation.

·   Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Instructor says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…