Elementary School

In Japan, Elementary School consists of 6 grades with students' ages ranging from about 6 to 12. The frequency and level of English classes might differ a lot from area to area. English will become a full subject for grades 5 and 6 in 2020. Elementary classes usually center on speaking.

Newest activities

Battleship

In a modification of the fun game Battleship, students use prepositions and locations to target ships.

Let's Try TWO Unit 9 Point Games and Daily Book

Materials I plan on using for lesson 9. Mainly practicing with keyword game, 5x5 point get and making and sharing a daily book

Where is Doraemon

Practice rooms in the school by guessing where Doraemon is

Minecraft English Board Game

A fun interactive game for your next English board.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town with BTS

Sing-a-long warm-up activity with this classic Christmas song.

Christmas Trivia

10 multiple choice questions about Christmas

Motivational Labels

Labels I use as stickers to help motivate the students.

Snakes and Ladders

A3 Snakes and Ladders board with card sections for use as a review activity.

Classroom Randomiser

Spreadsheet program (with nice GUI) that selects four students by number.

4 hint quiz

A quiz giving easy hints to an animal that the students guess.

Australian Content Ideas

Links to resources that can be used to introduce Australia to your students.

Hayabusa 2 English/Science Poster

Simple poster explaining JAXA's Hayabusa 2 project and its relationship to Australia.

Let's Go to Italy - Small Talk

Simple 'small talk' template to help you and your JTE/HRT in New Horizon 6 Unit 3

ONE Minute Challenge

A review activity for let's try one and two.

Quick 'n' Easy Bingo Cards

5x5 bingo cards for the alphabet.

Let's Try One Lesson Seven Clap Game

I used this to introduce the shapes and shapes plus colors.

Inai-Inai-Bah! Review for Let's Try

This is a review activity for kids studying let's Try Two

Uno Cards

Who doesn't love card games?

T-Shirt Design

The students practice asking 'What do you like?' and design t-shirts for their friends.

"What do you like?" Relay

A quick activity that requires no preparation. Get the students into groups and have them ask each other what they like, then race to draw it on the board.

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 15
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 15
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 9
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 9
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 8
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 8
  • Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook. 8
  • 4 hint quiz A quiz giving easy hints to an animal that the students guess. 5
  • Animals from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world. 5
  • Mario Phonics Review B and V Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme. 5