Show again teh cover of the book,and elicit again the two main charachters of teh story: the elephant and the bad baby. Sing and practice the song together.
CIRCLE TIME: NEW VOCABULARY INTRODUCTION: FLASHCARDS
You have to prepare your own set of flashcards in advance and you may want to laminate them to last more.
Say that the elephant and the bad baby are going into town and ask them if they know any name of shops. My children answered: “Ipercity! Alì!” (which are specific Italian grocer’s names). I said: “Ok, these are supermarkets. Do you know others? Where do you buy ice-cream? Where do you buy bread? fruit?” Go on like this, help children to understand what you want from them, even in their first language. This activity is so important for them, they are brainstorming and gathering ideas to get close to the answer. Whenever they say the name of a shop which is mentioned in the story, say the name in English and position the proper flashcards on the floor. Go on like this with all of them.
PLAY SOME FLASHCARDS GAMES
Memory, what’s missing, what’s this?. Any FC game is great, have a look at our ideas about how to use Flashcards.
MAKE YOUR OWN FLASHCARDS!
Now it’s their turn! Download and print out the flashcards worksheet (pag 182 – Tell it Again!) and have the children label the cards, color and cut them out.
PLAY FLASHCARDS GAMES STUDENT-STUDENT
Now that each child has his own set of flashcards, they are ready to play with each other. They can choose the game they prefere. It can be memory, what’s missing, hide and seek (one child hide the cards and the others look for it). Divide them in pairs or small groups. Monitor and help around as necessary but leave them free to explore and practice the new vocabulary.
Ask children to store their flashcards in their envelope and to bring it next time. Sing the bye-bye song you are used to and.. See you later alligators! To lesson 3!