vocab prep list on instruction commands....do some TPR to get 'em outta their seats
"dont touch that!"
"dont drink that!"
Class, can we drink this?
"No we cant!"
Class, can she drink coffee?
"Yes she can!"
do a couple chants at the end to refresh the vocab.
if youre planned down to the minute, 30min is short. if youve underplanned, its the goddamn longest 30 min- with little ones.
you need realia, prepared vocab, and some chanting/short songs to get ready. dont go in there cold, expecting to wow them with your nice hair.
..also teach a lesson that reflects (in lexicon) your understanding of issues for children. the "dangers!" covers that base full stop.
no more than 5 activities, no less than 3. remember you have to teach the directions for a new activity- as they are new. you simply just cant dive right into a new activity, no matter how fun it may be. be VERY careful about this. go through your directions, do they make sense? are they logical? if theres a hint of 'no', then change course dude. bad directions with kids is a nose dive. trust me, ive earned my nose-dive stripes.
unlike an adult class, where youd want to get 'em outta their seat and engaged early....with kids, theyre always engaged (its just a matter of WHAT theyre engaged with!) so use physical activites as a tool- attention breaker.
1. warm up with lexicon (verbs/phrases)
2. relay races for vocab
3. sentence construction
4. TPR (vocab review)
5. dialogue chant
(1st activity in their seats...2nd activity running....3rd activity sentences....4th activity TPR....5th activity singing, leaving them on a pleasant note- even if they dont sing, you will leave there performing- and thus, putting your best efforts forwards- NOT DEPENDANT on their performance)
good luck. let us know how it went.