Happy New Year to everyone! We are back and getting ready for the 3rd and final term of this school year.
Hi Friends 1 and 2 present us with much the same content as Eigo Note did, so we will be doing pretty much the same lessons as we have done in years past.
Hi Friends 1 brings us the “I study Japanese” theme, followed by the “What would you like?” theme.
For the “I study Japanese” theme, I use these sets of cards.
First, Days of the Week
Next, School Subjects
I finish with this up with a group project, planning an original time schedule.
As a group, students assume the role of teachers and decide what subjects to teach and when to teach them.
Once the schedule has been decided, they then complete the time schedule worksheet, taking turns filling in the days and the classes.
Additional rules may be needed to avoid things like six straight hours of P.E. I limit subjects to at most twice a day, and require that all
subjects are taught at least twice a week.
Weekends are for things like sports practice, homework, piano lessons, shopping and so forth.
Students also need to come up with a name for their school, an English name of course!
When everything is complete, the groups present their original schedules to the class.
Here’s the worksheet, I recommend one B4 size for the group, but smaller individual worksheets could
work better if students prefer not to share.