Lesson 3 How many?
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Lesson 3: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Numbers
Dialogue How many pencils?
Five pencils.
Other Various language numbers
Miscellaneous nouns

4 class hours are recommended for Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3 by MEXT - here's the official MEXT lesson plans pdf download (Japanese).

Vocabulary goals include numbers, as well as some stationary and a few other miscellaneous nouns for other items to count. There is also counting in foreign languages.

Grammar includes "How many ~?" for asking about the number of something and replying.

Lesson 3 Class 1

Vocabulary Numbers
Dialogue How many pencils?
Five pencils.
Other Various language numbers
Miscellaneous nouns
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review some of Lesson 2.
  • Review number 1 - 10.
  • Try saying new sounds without embarrassment by counting to ten in various languages.

Activities

For reviewing Lesson 2:

For reviewing numbers 1 - 10:

For listening to and counting to ten in various languages:

  • Let's Listen (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3, page 10)
    Includes Chinese, English, Japanese, France, Korean and Spanish

Lesson 3 Class 2

Vocabulary Numbers
Dialogue How many pencils?
Five pencils.
Other Various language numbers
Miscellaneous nouns
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Learn to count to 20
  • Be able to say how many of something there is (the "How many ~?" answer)

Activities

For counting to 20:

  • How many fingers janken
    Two students each show 1 to 5 fingers at the same time and the first student to say the total number of fingers wins. 
  • Count around a circle
    Students stand in a circle and count with each student saying the next number in the sequence.
  • Battleships
    Start with two bingo sheets but in a 4x5 grid. Squares should already be numbered. Students draw two "ships". One of three squares, one four squares in length, then they start bombing.
  • Math in English

    Write math equations on the blackboard. +, -, ×, ÷, =. Write the equation, the students can say it aloud as you write and they love to compete to say the answer. Take it from a class activity to a pair or group activity by handing out scrap paper for each student to write on.

For saying how many of something there is:

  • Count objects in the room
    Teachers (or advanced students) ask "How many ~?" about something in the classroom. Count as a class then say the answer "16 windows" as a class.
  • Let's Play 2 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3, page 11)
    Teachers (or advanced students) ask the class "How many pencils?" or similar. Students count and answer the question "15 pencils."
  • Let's Play 2 ALTERNATIVE (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3, page 11)
    One student looks at the textbook and says "5 blue cars." The other student has to recall if that is correct. If correct: "OK." If false: "No." Points for successfully tricking your partner and points for correctly guessing "OK" or "No."

Lesson 3 Class 3

Vocabulary Numbers
Dialogue How many pencils?
Five pencils.
Other Various language numbers
Miscellaneous nouns
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review previous Lesson 3 classes.
  • Ask and answer the question "How many ~?"

Activities

For review:

For asking and answering "How many ~?":

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3, page 12)
  • Activity 1 (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3, page 12)
    Students ask each other in pairs, the student answering has 10 seconds to look at the book, count then give the answer. Students should confirm by counting together in English.

Lesson 3 Class 4

Vocabulary Numbers
Dialogue How many pencils?
Five pencils.
Other Various language numbers
Miscellaneous nouns
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review all Lesson 3 content
  • Complete a combined English-artistic project or English communication based challenge

Activities

Review Activities

  • How many fingers janken
  • Count around a circle
  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3, page 12)
  • Let's Play 2 ALTERNATIVE (Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3, page 11)
    One student looks at the textbook and says "5 blue cars." The other student has to recall if that is correct. If correct: "OK." If false: "No." Points for successfully tricking your partner and points for correctly guessing "OK" or "No."

1 Hour Project

Students should draw something they can present to the class or other group members where the audience has to count something. Students love a challenge (as long as they can do it) so if it's something (slightly) difficult to count, they will have a lot of fun. Think Where's Waldo or count the triangles type challenges.

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