Posted in Alphabet, Elementary School, Resources

ABC Cards

Learning the alphabet is the core of learning English. While some of the Japanese text books have cards included, I like to start teaching them much earlier than 5th grade, so I made my own set of alphabet cards for use in classrooms.

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Posted in Colors & Shapes, Elementary School, Kindergarten, Resources

Color & Shape Flashcards

Hello everyone, Sam here with some more of my personal teaching resources that I’ve used for years now.

This is one that has not only gotten a ton of use, but really helps the students understand the relation ship between using colors as adjectives to something, mainly, shapes.

This works very well for your intro lesson for Grade 5: Lesson 5 in the Hi, Friends 1 textbook, or if you happen to work with younger kids, it makes learning colors and shapes easy, so they’ll breeze through it later!

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Posted in Colors & Shapes, Crafts, Kindergarten

Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands

Since summer is (almost) upon us here in Japan, I thought I would start to share some of my fun summer activities for very little kids.

This was originally developed for Kindergarten aged students, in small private classes, but with a bit of foresight (and talking to the home room teacher, of course, to approve it!) it could work really well for your ALT classes, too, especially Kindergarten if you can have the majority of the lesson outside.

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