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"Good Morning!" - Greetings Lesson

Target English: Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night, hello
Target grade: Kindergarten to Junior High school 1
You can find this song in the Teacher's Set.

And in the new curriculum Level.

Check out the great kids in China doing this song!

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Good Morning!
by Richard Graham &
Will Jasprizza

Good morning,
Good morning.
Good afternoon,
Good afternoon.
Good evening,
Good evening,
Good night!

Hello, hello, hello, hello.
Hello, hello, hello, hello!

Hello, hello, hello, hello.
Hello, hello, hello, hello!

( Repeat Chorus)

Hello, hello, hello, hello.
Hello, hello, hello, hello!

Hello, hello, hello, hello.
Hello, hello, hello, hello!

In the classroom or at home ........

This is a very funky song for teaching the kids when to say the appropriate English greeting. It's also a very fun song to do in class with lots of cool gestures!

After practising the vocab a few times...

The best way is to get the kids in a group, sat on the floor pretending to be asleep. Then you start the music.

You shout out "Good morning", the kids reach up and stretch whilst replying "Good morning".

You then say "Good afternoon" and they stand up whilst replying.

Similarly for "Good evening".

Then when you say "Good night", the kids all fall back on the floor asleep!

For the "Hello, hello part" the kids all mingle together and sing each "hello" to a different person!

Then a big final "Hello!" It's frantic but very fun!

This song is great as a warm up, before you try one of the other GenkiEnglish Themes!

Check out the teachers in Tanzania doing the easy version of the song!

And the teachers in Thailand!

Reader's Feedback
- from Cindy

Cool game to go with Good Morning song.

Teach the song. Then the game....

1. Have the students stand in a circle.
2. Then one child walks around the circle counter clockwise.
3. They select a child and face them.
4. They grab hands to shake.
5. Each time they shake they say

Good morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
(So they shake in rhythem 4 times.)

6. As soon as they say goodbye, the "it" student runs counter clockwise around the circle and the picked student runs clockwise around the circle.

7. Both run to the exact spot where the picked child originally was.

8. Whoever is first is the winner.

The loser then is it and selects someone else. (usually I congratulate the winner, but still have the picked child be it the next time so that all get the English practice.

Kids of all ages love this game. I learned it in Russia from the Russian kids.


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