Before doing this lesson, students should be familiar with the days of the week.
Review lesson name vocabulary with the students.
Divide Students into groups of four to five students. Have students move their desks together. Each group gets one game board and one dice. Put the game board and dice in the middle of the table for each group. Each student uses his/her own eraser for their game piece.
This game is a cross between UNO, memory and typhoon. The main idea is to get ten points with two uno cards. Beware! Preparing this game will cost you a pack of UNO cards. (Content Editor's note: Unless you make your own. Then it costs you blood, sweat, time, papercuts, and laminate sheets.)
The game looks something like this:
This activity is based very closely on an Englipedia post, but I made it a competition across all the classes in the grade.
To conduct the race, first work out an order for students. I had them sit in rows and we snaked around the class.
Start the stopwatch when the first student says Sunday (or another pre-agreed day). The next student says Monday, next Tuesday and so on, until you get through the whole class and stop the timer.
Simple yet entertaining days of the week worksheet featuring your favorite Sesame Street Muppets. I downloaded a boring worksheet from some site(I unfortunately forgot the name of). I then used Photoshop and altered all the images to make it more interesting.
I attached the worksheet, but for some reason it is not showing up. So just right click and save image as or copy and paste into a different program like paint or photoshop.
Use this worksheet for a quick review, or introduction to the days of the week.
First I had cards with the Japanese days of the week (日曜日、月曜日, etc.) on the board, then I put cards with the English days of the week written in katakana under the correct Japanese day. (サンデイ、マンデイ、チューズデイ，ウェンズデイ、サーズデイ、フライデイ、サタデイ) If they know the alphabet, I would use that, but I taught this to 4th grade so they didn`t know. We did a lot of reviewing and repeating, then I gave seven students the seven katakana cards and they had to put them under the correct Japanese day of the week. (Review of past material plus this intro took around 10 minutes.)