Unit 2: Special Places

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Resources: 5th Grade
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Date: Saturday, 1 October 2022, 2:45 AM

1. Begin Your 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!”

o      Students say: Good …!

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

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

·               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?

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

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

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

·               Fellow asks: How’s the weather?

    • How's the weather? – Elementary song


o   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!!”  

Need help calming your students down? Try this: How to Calm Young Children Down in Minutes – Palming technique –Video: (This technique is for younger children, but it may still work for your group. Feel free to adapt it, if needed.)

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

2. Video: New Year's Celebration Around The World

Celebrating Chinese New Year

3. Write about your New Year

Our New Year

Write a letter to a friend who lives in another country. Tell your friend about your New Year’s celebration and ask about his/hers.

Click here to download the workpage 

4. Songs: Picnic

5. Workpage: Picnic or Dinner?

Click here to download "Picnic or Dinner" Workpage.

Match: What do you bring to a picnic outside? What do you bring to a holiday dinner?

מתחו קו והתאימו את החפצים: מה כדאי להביא לארוחת ערב חגיגית? מה כדאי להביא לפיקניק בטבע?

6. Discuss: Picnics (Advanced)

Discuss picnics with your students and encourage them to speak and share their experiences with friends! Help the students answer the questions by giving them examples. You can also write answers on the board and ask other students if they agree. 

1. Do you like picnics?  Why?  Why not?

I like/don't like picnics because ............................................. 

2. Where do you like to picnic?

I like to picnic in/at ........................ (park/forest/beach) 

3. What food do you bring?  

I bring ........................................ 

4. What else do you do in picnics?

(We play with friends / we dance / we sing / we fly a kite / we swim) 

5. What do we need to have a good picnic?
6. What is fun about picnics?
7. What is bad about picnics?
8. Can you tell us a story about a fun picnic? 

7. Finish Your Lesson

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

  • Fellow asks: What is one thing you liked about the lesson? 

  • Ask each student to tell you 3-5 new English words they learned today.

    • 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? 

  • Ask: What would you like to learn more about? 

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