In the Playground 1 & 2


Vocabulary: walk, run, hop, jump, play, turn around

Grammar : can; vowels / consonants

Sentence: I can jump like a cat....


Objective 1: Students will start to recognize action verbs related to the playground.

Objective 2: Students will build on understanding of verbs by using 'can + verb' in a sentence

*Remember, the following sections are interchangeable


  • Take time to look at the images on each page - see if students can name different objects - a tree, a ball, a bird, etc.

*Teaching Guide


  • Play Simon Says with the new action verbs.

*Teaching Guide


  • Definitely not a stationery song! - Get up and dance with the students. You can even turn it into a musical statues game.

*Teaching Guide

Handout: Week 1

  • Go over the pronunciation of keywords before singing the song.

*Teaching Guide

Handout: Week 2

  • Preteach ‘like a’.

  • Ask what each animal does and then ask if they can do it like that animal. Answers will be subjective.

*Teaching Guide

Lesson Checklist: Did I ...

**details here**

  • a Starting Ritual?

  • ..sing a Song?

  • ..rearrange student layout depending on activity?

  • ..explain the HandOut before distributing?

  • ..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?