Lesson 1 Do you have "a"?

Lesson 1: Summary of Goals

Vocabulary Animal names
Numbers 1 - 100
English letters - lowercase abc
Dialogue How many apples?
5 apples.
Do you have "a"?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other Look at international alphabets.
Start writing using the English Alphabet.

4 class hours are recommended for Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 1 by MEXT - here's the official MEXT lesson plans pdf download.

Vocabulary includes animal names, numbers and the names of the English letters. Some animals were covered last year in Hi friends 1; numbers up to 30 were also covered; letters were also covered but this year lower case in included too.

Grammar includes "How many ~?" and "Do you have ~?". "How many ~?" is a review, covered in Hi, friends! 1 Lesson 3

Lesson 1 Class 1

Vocabulary Animal names
Numbers 1 - 50
English letters - lowercase abc
Dialogue How many apples?
5 apples.
Do you have "a"?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other Look at international alphabets.
Start writing using the English Alphabet.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review/learn new animal names.
  • Review numbers 1 - 30, learn new numbers 31 - 50.
  • Answer the question "How many ~?". (Pay attention to students being able to answer using plurals.) 

Activities

For practicing numbers:

For "How many ~?" review:

Optional

In this lesson, the goal is lowercase English alphabet but you may also want to consider a review of writing uppercase with this official MEXT worksheet download (which includes worksheet 1, 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3).

Those four pages should also be done in 5th grade when studying Hi, friends! 1.

Lesson 1 Class 2

Vocabulary Animal names
Numbers 1 - 100
English letters - lowercase abc
Dialogue How many apples?
5 apples.
Do you have "a"?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other Look at international alphabets.
Start writing using the English Alphabet.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Start learning more new numbers 51 - 100.
  • Review the alphabet but starting to look at lower case ABCs.
  • Ask and answer the question "How many ~?"
  • Answer the question "Do you have ~?"

Activities

For reviewing animals:

  • Remember the animals without opening the text book

For numbers:

For learning the new lower case alphabet:

  • Let's Chant (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 1, page 3)
  • Use the cards from the back of the Hi, friends! 2 textbook (page 41, 43).

For "How many ~?" review:

For answering "Do you have ~?" questions:

  • 5 of a kind
    Using the alphabet cards that students have cut from the back of the textbook, ask students to take out the 5 red cards (the vowels). Students walk around, find a partner, play janken and the winner asks "Do you have a 'U' card?" When they get a card, they hand back a card they don't want. When they get 5 of a kind, they sit down.
  • Hidden stationary game
    Using stationary, a game about what I have behind my back.

Lesson 1 Class 3

Vocabulary Animal names
Numbers 1 - 50
English letters - lowercase abc
Dialogue How many apples?
5 apples.
Do you have "a"?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other Look at international alphabets.
Start writing using the English Alphabet.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Ask and answer the question "Do you have ~?"
  • Start writing the lowercase English alphabet.

Activities

For asking and answering "Do you have ~?" questions:

For writing the lowercase alphabet:

  • This worksheet where the students rewrite the uppercase animal names in lowercase.
  • This official MEXT worksheet download which included worksheet 3 - some uppercase and worksheet 4 - lowercase tracing.
  • Spelling hunter (Hi, friends! 2 Lesson 1, page 4-5) In pairs, one students finds a word from p.4-5 and spells it out to their partner. Their partner hunts for it and when found, both students write the word. (I use the Activity 1 or Activity 2 spaces in the textbook.)

Also, look back and class 1 and 2 for activities to do again as review.

Lesson 1 Class 4

Vocabulary Animal names
Numbers 1 - 50
English letters - lowercase abc
Dialogue How many apples?
5 apples.
Do you have "a"?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Other Look at international alphabets.
Start writing using the English Alphabet.
Grey = future lessons, bold = current lesson, normal = previous lessons

Goals

  • Review all Lesson 1 content.
  • Complete a project or challenge relating to Lesson 1 goals.
    For example, you may like to do something artistic like drawing up a zoo poster to talk about as a class, with different groups contributing different animals.
    You may wish to try some kind of (self-introduction type) presentation like a show and tell. Students could present in groups, "I have a ~." and also use language from Hi, friends! 1 such as "I like ~." (although, Lesson 1 technically doesn't cover "I have a ~." grammar, only the question form).

Activities

Review Activities

For a series of snappy, fun activities to review Lesson 1, I usually redo all the activities from previous Lesson 1 classes interspersed with short conversation periods where I talk with the teacher using the grammar we just covered then I or the HRT talk with the students, or even have the students ask the teachers questions.

For numbers:

For "How many ~?" review:

For asking and answering "Do you have ~?" questions:

For writing the lowercase alphabet:

1 Hour Project

In place of a full review class, another option is a full class hour (a.k.a. 45 minutes) dedicated to a project.

Hi Friends 2 Lesson 1 Project

Students are divided into groups and are given the job of creating enough animals to fill a zoo. Each group should stick to one animal. Each group should decide how many animals they want to make then draw them (unless you prefer them coloring in clip art print outs), color them then cut them out.

Once all the group's animals are all cut out, they can be pasted into the enclosures on a large poster sized piece of paper.

English can be incorporated into this project by groups presenting what animals they have and answering how many.

Recently, English is taking a bigger role in Japanese school class time. To allow more time for English, art and P.E. class time has been reduced so these artistic projects are a nice way to bring art/craft activities back for students as well as hopefully leave them with a fond feeling for English.

Hi, friends! Plus Worksheet Download

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