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After School 1st and 2nd grade; need ideas!
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:38:06 pm »
I'm starting after school classes next week with my Elementary. Two of my classes are pretty easy to come up with something that would be student centered. I'll be teaching four hours - two days total.

My elementary school has a class set where I am with 1st and 2nd grade students where essentially they aren't as exposed to English. They want me to pretty much give them a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy English and make it fun, but I need ideas on how I can make it so since English isn't part of their curriculum. They do not want it to be too much of a class but just exposing them to English. I have them twice a week for 45 minutes and I'll only have a Korean teacher there for part of the class to help manage them.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.  :)




Re: After School 1st and 2nd grade; need ideas!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 07:29:49 am »
Genki English has some fun enthusiastic ideas - using songs, actions and movement.  I've also watched a couple of his demo lessons with young learners to get some ideas on how I can behave as a teacher.  Of course, with Covid-19, some of the activities (ie getting them to run to the flashcard on the wall and touching it) will probably not be possible to be used.  But you could have the students turn around and point with both arms (or with their head, their leg, their elbow, nose, book) to it.  Or have the flashcards up high on the board or down low and students can stand up/sit down depending on the word you use.


Re: After School 1st and 2nd grade; need ideas!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 07:58:19 am »
Genki English has some fun enthusiastic ideas - using songs, actions and movement.  I've also watched a couple of his demo lessons with young learners to get some ideas on how I can behave as a teacher.  Of course, with Covid-19, some of the activities (ie getting them to run to the flashcard on the wall and touching it) will probably not be possible to be used.  But you could have the students turn around and point with both arms (or with their head, their leg, their elbow, nose, book) to it.  Or have the flashcards up high on the board or down low and students can stand up/sit down depending on the word you use.

Thank you! I'll definitely check it out. :)


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Re: After School 1st and 2nd grade; need ideas!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 11:05:19 am »
Songs, music and dancing!

If you need some material for grade 1 and 2, here are some channels with songs that are level appropriate and fun:
-Super Simple Songs
-Pinkfong
-CoCoMelon
 
Getting them to learn the actions with the songs can be pretty fun!

Also, if you want to be *super* cool, find a secondhand guitar (I've seen 'em on FB groups for as cheap as 20k), spend 20 minutes to learn 1 or 2 chords, and kind of make noise along with the tv. Worked for me!  :laugh:

Also: colouring!
The internet has oodles of doodles that are great for colouring. Many of them have English letters and stuff that they can colour, which makes it genuine English learning material.


Re: After School 1st and 2nd grade; need ideas!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 07:39:11 pm »
Songs, music and dancing!

If you need some material for grade 1 and 2, here are some channels with songs that are level appropriate and fun:
-Super Simple Songs
-Pinkfong
-CoCoMelon
 
Getting them to learn the actions with the songs can be pretty fun!

Also, if you want to be *super* cool, find a secondhand guitar (I've seen 'em on FB groups for as cheap as 20k), spend 20 minutes to learn 1 or 2 chords, and kind of make noise along with the tv. Worked for me!  :laugh:

Also: colouring!
The internet has oodles of doodles that are great for colouring. Many of them have English letters and stuff that they can colour, which makes it genuine English learning material.

Ahh thank you so much :)


Re: After School 1st and 2nd grade; need ideas!
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2021, 05:48:36 pm »
same i also need some ideas...