Lesson 1: Introduction to the beach
Lesson 1: Introduction to the beach:
Vocab Taught: wave, ocean, sand, sand castle, sea-shell, beach
Phonics taught: s-a-n-d
Preparation: Flashcards, sea shells (if available), paint (if you are going to use the Sea Shells activity), Ice-cream song if desired, paper for drawing your family at the beach.
Age/level: beginner about 5/6/7 years.
Time: About an hour, depending on class size.
Activity: Paint Sea Shells or Draw your family at the beach
Other helpful language: Family members
Possible sentence structures for this lesson:
- What is it? It's a sea shell.
Warmer: Ice-cream song. 5 minutes.
Introduce and drill the new vocabulary. Use a big picture of a beach and introduce and drill the new vocabulary. Get the students out the front to draw each part of the beach. 10 minutes.
Follow up: Run and slap. 5-7 minutes.
Today's activity: Painting Sea shells or draw your family at the beach.
If you have sea shells, or you can get them easily, children (usually) really enjoy painting sea shells. It gives them something that they can touch and take home at the end of the day.
If you don't have any sea shells then get your students to draw a picture of themselves, their friends and their family at the beach. 20 minutes.
Drill phonic values. 5 minutes. Play the classic stations game with phonic values. 5-7 minutes.
Fun activity: Charades give the students a theme and play charades. The animals theme always works well. 5-7 minutes.