Lesson 1: Genki Disco Warm Up

 

Lesson Plan

This is the first lesson in the curriculum so nothing to review today. 🙂

Use the Words section of the Teacher’s Set to introduce the new language with gestures.

Play the Teacher’s Set mini lesson and finally the animated song with lots of gestures!

Here’s Margit with the song in action:

As this is the first lesson we take it nice and easy,  the students simply get in pairs and give each other lots of commands!

Other Games:  You could also launch into the Simon Says Please game

“Genki Disco Warm Up”
by Richard Graham

Stand up, sit down.
Hands up, hands down.
Stand up, and bow.
Sit down, sit down.

And clap.

Stand up, sit down.
Hands up, hands down.
Stand up, and bow.
Sit down. Sit down.

And cheer!
Come on, louder!

Stand up, sit down.
Hands up, hands down.
Stand up, and bow.
Sit down, sit down.

And cheer!

Genki Disco Warm Up Extended Mix

Stand up, sit down.
Hands up, hands down.
Stand up, and bow.
Sit down, sit down.

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your nose.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your toes.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your cheeks.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your ears.
And clap!

(Repeat Chorus)

Shake, shake, shake your head.
Shake, shake, shake your hands.
Shake, shake, shake your arms.
Shake, shake, shake your legs.

And cheer!
Come on, louder!

(Repeat Chorus)

And cheer!

 

Bonus VIP Printables

If you have the Teacher’s Set you can also download these extra printables

A4 Flashcards
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Mini Cards
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Evaluation Workbook
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Lesson Plan
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Bonus: See for yourself!

If you want to see what it really feels like for students learning this way, try learning some Japanese with the version below!

11 Responses to “Lesson 1: Genki Disco Warm Up”

  1. Peter Washburne

    Tremendous! Dynamite teaching methods for ESL. I am very impressed with your fire, enthusiasm, vision and passion for your esl work. I teach k – 5 esl in Italy. Tomorrow I will engage my students with some of the high-charged material presented for the warm-up in your first video! Cool stuff!

  2. Kirsten

    Great program! The kids in my mixed language class really enjoy your music and activities!

  3. elena piroli

    Great fun using the Disco Warm Up .. really Genki – Students love it … especially when they give me commands 🙂

  4. Vladislav

    ) I am about to start teaching english in kindergarten. Till this very moment I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to do. How to engage kids? Now, the only thing I’m afraid of is will I manage to keep that tremendous temp. It’s cool! Thank you!

  5. Minh

    Great stuff. I am so impressed with your music

  6. Judith

    Hi Richard
    I’ve been using Genki English for a while but in a random fashion to supplement my lessons but today I am starting a class of Spanish five year olds right from the beginning. Really excited to see how it works. I’ll let you know!
    Judith

  7. Alba

    I’ll try it tomorrow in my first class!!! So nervous

  8. Lucie Colmer Kolomaznikova

    Hi Richard. You are simply awesome. I think the most important thing when teaching children is to stay positive and have lots of fun. I am starting my first lesson tomorrow with the group of 4-8 years old. Wish me luck.

  9. Sarah Hyde

    What can I say that’s not been said before?
    I am sooo pleased I made the choice of investing in the Genki English teacher’s set, it’s made my very busy teaching life so much easier and always enjoyable for me but more so for the kids….an hour just passes without even realizing it and best of all are the kids…… They just don’t want to go home!!!
    Fantastic!

  10. Ekaterina

    Hello there! For two years I “thought” about Genki English. As Russian proverb says, I was “Inventer of bicycle” , preparing for my English lessons. I’m really tired. Yesterday I bought a Teacher’s Set! Wow! I’m happy! You saved me from osteochondrosis, sleepless nights and an endless brainstorming . Especially thank you for the Games and Genkiphonics !!!!! Thank you!!!!!! I really enjoy life and want to play ball with you . Be Genki!

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