5th grade, Days of the Week
Name of Teacher: Todd Hargrave
Class/Grade/Language Level: 5th Grade
Textbook and specific lesson: Hi Friends, Lesson 8, First Class
Goal: Teaching days of the week.
Preparation: Print out worksheet (one per student, one large (2 B4 pages) color for blackboard). Explain the rules of Go Fish to the HRT so s/he can explain it to the students (they probably won't know).
Class time: 1 Period
First, teach days of the week, including the bonus day, "holiday."
Second, teach them the Todd Hargrave© version of the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday song.
"Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Thursday Friday Saturday, Holiday YAY!"
Sing it with them a few times. If they seem shakey on remembering "Thursday," have them also sing it with all the days' names changed to "Thursday."
Note:I don't use the Hi Friends CD for the song, nor do I explain the confusing "Sunday comes again" lyrics in the standard song.
Finally, have them cut up a set of their own cards and combine them together into a deck. Create groups of 4-5 students and have them play Go Fish using the cards and "~please," "here you are," and "thank you."