It’s been mostly elementary school things over the last few weeks. But requests for kindergarten ideas keep arriving all the time, so here are some great little videos from Ms. Lucky in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong you might think everyone speaks English already, but outside the privileged elite most people only speak Cantonese, hence the kids have to learn at school. Luckily with Genki English, and a great teacher in class, this is pretty easy!!
First we have “What time is it, Mr Wolf?” sometimes time can be tricky for young kids, but not here! Note how the gestures keep everyone focussed.
Next up is the Animal Voices song. Notice how the teacher says the “I have a <animal>” line then the kids just say the voice of the animal with the gestures. It takes a little while for the song to start, but also notice how the kids pay much more attention to the fast parts than the slow parts!
And finally the classic Left & Right Very easy and great when the music is nice and loud!
Thank you Lucky for uploading the videos, and I’m sure she’d appreciate anyone’s comments or Youtube ratings on the videos. And thank you very much for watching, I hope you got a few ideas for your classroom. If you have any videos of your kids singing the Genki English songs or games then please put the videos online and send me the link.
If YouTube asks about the copyright then usually I give my permission to use the songs in the background as long as there are kids singing over the top (so people can’t steal the raw songs from the videos!) and GenkiEnglish.com is credited.
Having your school name and URL on there is also a fantastic way for you to get new students as parents will be able to search and see exactly how fun your lessons are!