Happy Birthday 1 & 2


Vocabulary: balloons, cake, hat, candles, card, presents, friends, ice cream

Grammar : present simple: to have & to be

Sentence: I am 8 years old. I have 5 friends


Objective 1: Students will feel comfortable identifying birthday items. 

Objective 2: Students will be able to sing the birthday song and present themselves using their birthdate.

*Remember, the following sections are interchangeable

Story: Happy Birthday to you Princess

(or Pirate)

  • There are a lot to see in these books - go slowly for your students to take it in and comment in English on what they see.

*Teaching Guide


  • Play seven lives (hangman) with the vocabulary.

  • Use the balloons from Fun Fair unit for this unit too.

*Teaching Guide


  • Students generally know this song but it is never bad to practice pronunciation especially with a familiar song.

*Teaching Guide

Handout: Week 1

  • Have students read out sentences to the class after completing them on the handout.

*Teaching Guide

Handout: Week 2

  • While students do the handout, ask them individually to describe images - there are three balloons; the cake is brown and yellow.

*Teaching Guide

Lesson Checklist: Did I ...

**details here**

  • ..do 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? 

  • ..do an Ending Ritual?

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