Holiday 1 & 2



Hello, Starting Ritual and Warm Up

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Vocabulary: play in the sand, ski, swim, fish, climb, sail, walk

Grammar: present simple

Sentence: I like to...

Objective 1: Students will become familiar with holiday activies and vocabulary. 

Objective 2: Students will feel more confident to express which activities they like.

*Remember, the following sections are interchangeable

Story Time: Penguin on Vacation

  • This is a great book to have students count how many penguins are on one page.

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  • Play charades - the students act out the holiday activities and the others guess which one it is. 

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  • Mr. Sun

  • Have students perform this in front of the class if they would like.

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Handout: Week 1

  • Ask students what holiday activity they like to do - make sure they practice: “I like...”. 

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Handout: Week 2

  • Before handing out, make sure students know how to do maze. Emphasize words for the ‘start’ and ‘finish’

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Goodbye, Ending Ritual and Thank you

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Lesson Checklist: Did I ...

**details here**

  • a Starting Ritual?

  • ..sing a Song?

  • ..rearrange student layout depending on activity?

  • ..explain the HandOut before distributing?

  • ..use a Conscious Transition (CT)  (Details in the Sample Lesson Plan Template)

  • ..practice good Teacher Talk (TT) 

  • ..nip behaviour issues in the bud at the beginning of class?

  • ..note down who participated this week so that I can call on/allow other students to participate next week? 

  • an Ending Ritual?

  • ..(we) leave the room as we found it or better?