Unit 4: Free Time
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) Instructors 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?”
- Days of the Week Rap:
- Click here to access "Days of the Week Rap" Elementary
· Instructor asks: “What season are we in now?”
- Click here to access song about the seasons Elementary
· Instructor asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students.
· Instructor 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…
· 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 –Video: (This technique is for younger children, but it may still work for your group. Feel free to adapt it, if needed.)