English language school in the heart of the Japanese Alps, and English language learners sharing their experiences online. Teachers post regular items about teaching, learning tools, events in the school, their day to day experiences living & working in a foreign country. Students post on whatever takes their fancy - book reports, festivals in home towns, postcards from business trips etc. A little Brit of England in the guts of Japan!
Satoka and Keina have been learning to ask and
answer where to find zoo animals, using the prepositions in, on and under. We
have been using the zoo scenes from Everybody Up 1 as well as playing hide and
seek with animal flashcards around the classroom. Unfortunately we exhausted
all of the hiding spots in my classroom very quickly. It would be fantastic if we could organize a school trip to the zoo for some language reinforcement and a way
to blow off some steam, but sadly we don’t have any money trees currently
growing in our garden.
Our very own zoo library
As an alternative, we embarked on creating our
own zoo book, filled with our favourite animals hiding on/in/under various
nature items such as trees or lakes. We folded an A3 sheet of card in half to
create our books, instilling life into the empty double spread with our own
creative ideas. Satoka and Keina got to show off their wonderful creations to a
very proud mummy. They were also able to explain to her where all of their zoo animals were hiding!
Smiles all around, even without splashing out on a trip to the zoo.