• Review Nicknames - everyone needs to have a name tag or they don't get any stamps (rewards). When students volunteer/earn a stamp, write their English nickname on the board & give out stamps at the end of class (2 min)
  • Feelings & Emotions PPT:
  •   -Review different feelings/emotions. Show picture & ask them to guess what it is. (3 min)
  •   -Play Game - split class into teams & answer various questions about feelings/emotions. Track points on board. Winning team gets 2 stamps. (10 min)
  • Hand out Feelings & Emotions Worksheet (15 min)
  •   -Go over a couple questions as a class, then have them work in partners.
  •   -Pick volunteers to answer questions (stamps). Make sure everyone corrects their own.
  •   -5 volunteers to write their sentence on the board
  •   -Collect worksheets (correct after class and give back next week)
  • Group Work: groups of 4, think of as many emotions/feelings as they can, one person write them all down. When time is up, have 1 student from each group write all of them on the board. The group with the most wins (stamps) (10 min)
  •   -If there isn't enough time to have them write on the board, have one person from each group stand up. Have them sit if they have less than 10, then less than 15, then less than 20 and so on until only one student is standing. Check their list.

The Good & The Bad:

(+) Much easier to call on students with their name tags
(+) Students really enjoyed the game - good to have questions with different point values because they get really excited when the answer comes up and they have more than just 1 point.
(+) Go around to students when they're doing group work. They will ask you for help and as long as you don't completely give them the answer, they end up using a lot more English and finding more words
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  • Go over basic conversation from last week (practice as a class)
  • "Name That Famous Person" PowerPoint Game (in english_nicknames.pptx file below) - Split class into teams, show them different celebrities, first team to raise their hand and name them gets a point (bonus point if they can attempt to write the name on the board - spelling doesn't matter). Give stamps (reward) to winning team
  • Print name tags (prior to class) and give one to each student. Give them a list of names to choose from (also in the english_nicknames file below) - or they can choose their own. Show them how to fold their name tags so they stand up on their desks and ask them to write in black marker
  • Have them write two facts on the back of their name tag
  • "Guess Who?" Game: Collect all name tags and then disperse randomly. Have students find the owner of the name tag by asking about the facts on the back. "Is your favorite hobby ______?" --> "Is your favorite food _______?" --> "Is your name _______?". First 10 students to find the owner gets a stamp.

The Good & The Bad:

(+) Kids loved the celebrity game
(-) Need to find out what celebrities they know. A lot of them don't know who Justin Timberlake is (sadly) and Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart.
(+) Students get very creative when they're allowed to pick their own nickname
(-) Next time I would've gotten the "meaning" behind the English names I showed them - a lot of them wanted to know what their names meant. (Maybe another class)
(-) They enjoyed Guess Who? but it got very chaotic. Some of them were very confused as to if they had to find their own name tag or find the owner of theirs so be very clear.
(+) Good idea to ask the first 10 students (winners) of Guess Who? what their English name is and who's name tag they had. (Helps to learn all their names)
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  • Introduce myself via Prezi (5-7 min)
  • Allow students to ask questions (5-10 min)
  • Basic Conversation Prezi (10 min)
  • Practice the Conversation in Prezi as a class and then in partners. Ask for volunteers to say the conversation for the class (give stamps/rewards for volunteers) (5 min)
  • Discuss favorite food, hobby & where you want to travel (from Prezi). Either write all of the students answers on the board (if they are active) or have them write down sentences on paper (if they are quieter) - then ask for volunteers to read theirs allowed (stamps). (10-20 min)
  • If there's time (usually with quieter classes), ask students to go around the class and find 2 people that have something in common with them. The first 10 students to find 2 students they have something in common with, gets another stamp. (5 min)

The Good & The Bad:

(+) Students ask a LOT of questions about you - a lot of them being very personal (today I got "Do you think you'll marry your boyfriend?" - awkward). But they're super interested in you, which is good
(-) Sometimes it was extremely difficult to get volunteers. Make sure they know there's some kind of reward in it. (Or have your co-teacher just pick students)
(+) Encourage students to give answers (favorite food/hobby/travel) because it encourages everyone to speak up. Writing on the board is extremely effective - students always want to see what they say on the board.
(-) A lot of students won't work in partners. They just won't speak. Sometimes there's not really a way around this so I would have them write if they're too shy or if they can't really speak yet. Pretty much all of them can write.
(+) Talking about everyone's favorites and where they want to travel is a great way to get to know students