If you're in the gym:
1. Set up an obstacle course with things for the kids to go under, on,
2. Put the kids in pairs. One becomes a "dog" (!) one becomes
3. They have to go round the course. But the twist is that the dog can
only move if ordered to by the handler! So the handler has to say "Go
under the bar", "jump on the box" etc. etc. If they don't
speak the dog can't move!
4. Time to see who can get the quickest time!
Or if you are in the classroom, you could do the same thing with chairs,
but blindfold the "dog" and re-arrange the "under, on, in"
picture cards ( http://genkienglish.net/underonin.htm ) on the board. The handler looks at the board and commands the dog where
to go! Lots of fun!
As it's no longer possible to have an open discussion board on the site
( mainly due to the spam and hacking attempts!), I've now set up a new
"Teachers Questions Page" where I'll put up some of the more
popular questions I get asked everyday. There have been some great questions
this month, about teaching small groups, special needs, younger kids and
phonics vs. sight words. Hopefully there'll be lots more useful questions
coming up, and if you have one, please email it in, I still answer them
Genki Live in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Okayama
Seeing Genki English in action makes it a lot easier to understand. Along
with the JET Programme re-contracting conferences in Kobe and Tokyo I'll
also be doing a free bookstore tour in June and July. So please feel free
to pop along!
Tokyo June 4th: Maruzen Nihonbashi West Bookstore !
A huge CD5 launch party at the Maruzen Nihonbashi "West" bookstore in Tokyo ( right next to the Pokemon center in Nihonbashi).
11:00〜12:00 Kids Live１
14:00〜15:00 Kids Live 2
15:00〜16:00 Teaching Seminar
Mind you with all the games this week I have a feeling that the most popular
one will be the Star Wars game! ( http://genkienglish.net/starwars.htm ) I'm off to see the movie tomorrow - yeah! But it's a great end of year
game, and we might even get chance to play it in Tokyo!
I'll also be in Kagawa and Akita later on in the year, so if that's near
you, let me know I can probably add your schools in as well!
Richard J. Graham
Primary School English Games, Songs and Activities
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