Class Objects - Unit

Lesson

  1. Show Words & Practice
    Ideally you’d have some flash cards of the class objects to explain and show.
  2. Memory or The Swatt Game
    Some easy games that children can play without too much teaching and explaining. Since its the first time learning class objects and perhaps the first time playing the game Memory, its a good idea to play it as a class in a large circle on the floor with the teacher managing.
  3. Worksheet – Mix & Match
    Last part of the lesson I like the students to sit down and focus on a worksheet. Mix & Match is a simple worksheet asking students to match up the picture with the word. This can be a bit tricky with really young students so leaving flash cards up or writing the words up on the board might be needed.
  4. If Finished
    If students finish their sheet either letting them colour in their class object worksheet or let those that finish sit back onto the floor and replay memory.
memory game example
Japanese class objects worksheet
Japanese mini booklet
Make Japanese mini hon

Lesson 2

  1. Show & Practice
    As done in the previous lesson, re-showing class objects would help revise and get the students to remember the previous lesson. To make it a little more interesting you could hide and slowly reveal the class objects flash cards and have the students guess the word.
  2. Mini Hon
    Pre cut Mini hon covers before hand as it will save a lot of time later on. Students cut out their mini hon pages then colour pages. I highly recommend whilst students cut and colour the teacher monitors students work and staples students work together when possible. Students should also title and decorate their Mini hon cover.
  3. If Finished
    Creating a Mini hon should take quite a bit of time, however if students manage to finish their Mini hon, either memory on the floor or alternatively an Fill in the boxes worksheet.

Lesson 3

  1. Games 
    Hopefully students are beginning to use the class objects language in class rather then use the English for those class objects. Playing a variety of games such as Take Away, Line Game, or Memory are great ways to reinforce the target language.
  2. Worksheet – Class Objects Maze or Fill In The Boxes
    Either Class Objects Maze or Fill In The Boxes worksheet
Japanese class objects maze worksheet
Japanese class objects worksheet

Easy Example Shop Role Play

Shop Keeper – konnichiwa
Customer – konnichiwa
Shop Keeper – enpitsu, keshigomu, hasami, nori, pen, hon (showing customer objects)
Customer – enpitsu o kudasai
Shop Keeper – hai,  money o kudasai (customer gives money to shopkeeper, and returns some pretend change)
Shop Keeper – arigatou
Customer – arigatou

Advanced Example Shop Role Play

Shop Keeper – konnichiwa
Customer – konnichiwa
Shop Keeper – enpitsu, keshigomu, hasami, nori, pen, hon (showing customer objects)
Customer – enpitsu o kudasai
Shop Keeper – hai, aka enpitsu, midori enpitsu, kiiro enpitsu ?(more advanced to choose colours or amount ie numbers)
Customer – aka enpitsu
Shop Keeper – money o kudasai (customer gives money to shopkeeper, and returns some pretend change)
Shop Keeper – arigatou
Customer – arigatou
Shop Keeper – mata ne
Customer – mata ne

Lesson 4.

  1. Shop Role Play
    Set-up  a table at the front of the class, having each of the 6 class objects laid on the table. Ideally flash cards on board or somewhere where students can see easily. Some fake Japanese yen can also be added for fun and numbers if wanted.
  2. Model 
    Teacher should model with a student to give the other students an idea of what is expected. Ideally teacher will model the shopkeeper and choose a student to be the customer. This way you can control and guide the very first role play and in turn pass on the expectations.
  3. Rotate
    After teacher and student models the shop role play, other students can substitute both shop keeper and customer. Rotate until all students have had a chance at participating.

Options

A. Recording
Recording students role play is a great way to assess students work but also a great way to celebrate their achievement.

B. _____ O Kudasai
Although not absolutely needed for this lesson I highly recommend it. _____ 0 kudasai is easy to use, easy to teach and quick to implement. I would write the new sentence _____ o kudasai on the board and use it by asking students something from them. An example would be drink ‘bottle o kudasai’, teacher has hands out implying the student should give the drink bottle. With that students immediately understands the concept of ____ o kudasai.

Australian Curriculum – Japanese F-2

Australian curriculum

Japanese Achievement Standards

  • Students engage in classroom routines such as addressing and responding to the teacher, opening and closing of lessons, transition activities, following instructions, thanking and asking for help, using appropriate gestures and behaviour
  • Participate in guided group activities such as games, songs and simple tasks, using movement, gestures and pictures to support understanding and to convey meaning
  • Participate in shared performances and presentations of stories, songs, chants and rhymes
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