Happy New Year!

We’re into January now, so let’s keep the excitement up with these very cool lessons for the month…

1. Happy New Year Lesson

Happy New Year!

A bit obvious, but “Happy New Year” are three really useful words to learn, plus of course we have the Genki English song to go with it.

(And did you notice how the software automatically updated itself?)

2. Make a Face

Make a Face

Both a traditional game for those of you in Asia, and a really easy start to the year for those of you living elsewhere, Make a Face makes a great first lesson of the year.

The kids also love it when you blindfold yourself and play the game! 🙂

3. Let’s make a snowman

Let's build a snowman

For those of you lucky enough to have snow, this is a very cool way to keep the Christmas spirit going, without actually being overtly December-ish!

Or you might want to save it for February if you’re in a really snowy place!

4. Soldiers & Ninjas

If you’re unable to do the homework programme you might have to review some English from last year, and Soldiers and Ninjas is a great way to do it.

(You could also make it Hobbits and Trolls if your kids are into the movie.)

5. Summer Clothes

Or for those of us lucky enough to be in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s time to break out the Sunscreen & Summer Clothes – complete with the new picture book and funky new outfits!

I’m going to be back properly at work next week, so I’ll be catching up on all the holiday emails then plus of course bringing you more cool new stuff.

Enjoy & be genki,


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2 Responses to “Top January Lessons”

  1. Margit


    It’s been a quiet complete break for me, and I must admit, I am very very pleased to figure out that I can live and survive without checking the GE blog, working on lesson plans …for almost 2 weeks. This is very special because I’m at home all the time~.
    Well, I think I rested well and enough to really start working again next week, and I’m excited about what this year will bring.

    By the way, the homework calendars turned out super! Deciding not to worry about money or work, I made a calendar for each kid, with a beautiful foot from Halloween of each kid’s class in the front.
    I handed them out in front of 40 kids and their parents for Christmas; I think it was one of the best Christmaspresents I came up with.

    So, my favorite January lessons, except for those up there:

    Months, When, when, when, and add left and right as an icebreaker before doing the face game.

    Thanks a lot
    and have a wonderful year everyone!

  2. Stephen

    Happy New Year!!!

    I hope everyone has an awesome new year!!! I have been using the Genki English songs in my lessons, and the kids love them. Thanks heaps, and here’s to a great 2013!!!

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