30Sep
2019
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Routine – The animals come to school

One of the routines I have been using with the small kids is the following text. I have pictures of animals and do a lot of gestures in order to help them recognize what’s going on.

The animals come to school. (walk around)
The lion is very tired. (show lion picture, yawn and look very tired)
Lion, stretch your arm and yawn. (stretching and yawning)
ROAR!
And now let’s go to school (walk around, have the kids do the same)

The kangaroo is hungry (show image and rub your belly)
Kangaroo, eat your sandwich (chew)
MMMmmhhh!
And now let’s hop to school (hop around, have the kids do the same)

The frog is having a bath (show picture, pretend to take a bath, rubbing your arms and singing lalalaaa)
Frog, wash your legs (rub your legs)
Splish, splash!
And now let’s jump to school (jump around, have the kids do the same)

The owl is reading a book (show picture and pretend to read a book)
Owl, pack your schoolbag (pretend to pack a bag)
And now let’s fly to school (walk around, waving your arms as if flying, have the kids do the same)

The duck is still asleep. (show pictures, close your eyes and snore)
Duck, open your eyes! (open eyes)
And now let’s waddle to school (waddle around, have the kids do the same)

Is everybody here?
Duck? Quack quack (all the kids make the noise)
Lion? Roar
Kangaroo? Hop hop (all kids move around)
Frog? Ribbit ribbit
Owl? Tewhit towhoo
Boys? (all boys shout “Yes”)
Girls? (all girls shout “Yes”)
Hello, everybody (wave and have the children wave back and say hello)

(text found in Englisch unterrichten in Klasse 1 und 2)