We just finished a video on US money. In it we introduce coins and their worth, bills, and a sample dialog for using money at a store. Check it out.
Let’s learn about money.
Watch the money video.
Download the Money Worksheet
To practice the dialog, use this file, which contains four stores and items to sell. Students can fill in the prices, and then practice shopping with each other. Stores File
Wishing you and yours a wonderful time over the holidays! We look forward to 2013!
We just posted a fun activity for shopping on this page. We used this in the classroom to set up small stores and for the students to be shopkeepers and shoppers. They had a great time! Get the materials and give it a try.
Just a quick update to let you know we have added some more audio files to help students using the New Horizon 3 text. We are up-to-date with where students are in their textbooks.
Link to New Horizon 3 spelling page.
We’ve decided to create a class page for each class. Now, when we make resources available for families to use it home, it is much easier to find.
Look under the “Classes” tab above to find resources and information.
We produced a movie that can be used with lower elementary classes to have fun practice counting 1-10. The movie contains sound effects, but the teacher/presenter/parent should act as emcee and lead the counting together with students, as well as ask questions. (What’s this? etc)
Want to use the movie in your classroom? Just download the file and use DVD burning software to burn it to a disk. It’s a mp4 file, so most media players will play it.
Here is the latest resource for 外国語活動サポーター. We think it’s a good one.
Here is a worksheet for asking “How many _____?” It is set up as a questionnaire and the items that can be counted are seven different animals. The cool thing is that we made five different sheets, labeled A through E, so that when students ask one another, they won’t always be getting the same answer.
Click this link is you want cue cards for the animals.
Click this link for a movie that introduces the animals.
One of the challenges we face is how to make materials that do not violate copyright laws nor require royalty payments. We’ve begun to explore how to do this through working with independent illustrators. We updated our “greetings” movie with some new artwork, which combines pencil drawings and computer designs. Our goal is to find a good, simple mix of this through which we can rapidly produce materials. Keep it simple and get it out to people.
Here’s the updated movie. Let us know if you have any thoughts.
This summer, we hope to add 2D animated movies to the mix.
We have a new movie available, titled “Let’s Talk About Animals.” Fun and whimsical, a dad and daughter talk about what they see together.
We loaded the movie with quite a few language functions so that it can be used over and over. Letting children watch multiple times will increase comprehension, and then doing activities based on the language functions will increase production.
Main Language Functions
How are you?/I’m fine.
Ask for information
What’s this?/It’s a whale.
What are these?/They’re eyeballs.
I don’t know.
What color is the whale?/It’s blue.
If you like the movie, let us know what you think.
We’ve made two new videos to help with remembering numbers. The numbers 1-10 and 11-20 are first presented in order, and students can listen and repeat. There is plenty of time to repeat each number three times. Then numbers appear randomly and children need to say the number. In the first two sets of random appearance, we delay saying the numbers so that students can say them on their own. In the last set, which moves faster, we do not say the numbers at all.