Unit 1 - Way to Go

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Date: Thursday, 5 August 2021, 2:35 AM

1. Beginning Lesson

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

Fellow says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

Students say: Good …! 

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

Students say: I'm happy to see you too. 

Fellow says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

Fellow 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.)

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

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

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

Fellow asks: What time is it?Practice saying the time with students… 

Fellow asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”Practice answering these questions with the students.  Days of the Week Rap: 

Fellow asks: “What season are we in now?”Practice saying, “The season is …” with the students. 

Fellow asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students. 

What month is your birthday in? Students answer, “My birthday is in the month of “…” Student asks other student. What month is your birthday in…? 

Fellow asks: “How’s the weather?” 

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

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

Students: “Yes!!”  


2. Birthday Angels

Activity: Watch Birthday Angels Video: 

Discuss the video (some Hebrew, but mostly English) with the students and answer the questions below. Then, ask the students to write the answers in complete sentences using correct punctuation (capital letters and periods). 

Note: You may need to view the video more than once with the students. You may need to give sentence starters if your students need it. Write the sentence starters on the board or give the students’ paper with the sentence starters written out. 

Example: A birthday angel helps _________________________________. 

________________________________________________________________________

1.  What does a “birthday angel” do? 

Example: A birthday angel helps a child have a birthday party/children have birthday parties. 

2.  What is in the birthday party kit? 

The birthday party kit has things like songs, stickers, and candles…

3.  How does the birthday child thank the birthday angels? 

The child sends a thank you card to the birthday angels. 

4.  Why are the “birthday angels” included in this chapter/book entitled “Way to Go?” 

The birthday angels are included because they are doing good things… and “Way to Go” is a way of saying “good job.” 

5.  Ask students to make up a question (orally) for another student in the group. Discuss the questions that the students make up. 

3. Polar Bear Video

Activity: 

Discuss the video with the students and answer the questions below. Then, ask the students to write the answers in complete sentences using correct punctuation (capital letters and periods). 

Note: You may need to view the video more than once with the students. You may need to give sentence starters if your students need it. Write the sentence starters on the board or give the students’ paper with the sentence starters written out. 

Link to video about polar bears: 

1.  Polar bears are described as one of the most “magnificent” animals on the planet. What is a synonym for “magnificent?” 

A synonym for magnificent is _______________________. awesome, excellent, great…   

2.  Why are the polar bears “struggling to survive?” 

The polar bears are struggling to survive because the ice is melting all around them and/or food is becoming harder to find. (also--- climate change, global warming…) 

3.  Ask students to create one question about the video and ask each other (out loud). 


4. Closing Lesson

Closing: Reflect on the lesson. 

For younger students, ask one thing they liked about the lesson. 

What new thing did they learn? 

For older students, ask what was special about the lesson. 

What is one question they still have? 

What would they like to learn more about? 

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