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Caroling

SUBMITTED BY: Michael Noguchi  

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Life  

EDITED BY: まだ

DATE ADDED: Dec 14, 2011

 

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30+ min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a cultural share class idea, and not for the faint of heart.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Card stock paper, tape, glue, printer, ribbon, costume
  • Christmas tree or big poster of a tree

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. As a class, students make and decorate a giant ornament and write their Christmas wishes on the back. Students can also make individual ornaments on the side too. During the homeroom meeting the ALT will go around to each class singing a carol (Jingle Bells, Joy to the world, etc). As is the tradition the caroler (a.k.a. the ALT) will get a present (ornament) for singing.
  2. After all the students have given their ornaments to the ALT, their ornaments will be hung up on the Christmas tree in the hallway for everyone to see. For a challenge the students can write in only English, but I never made it a required aspect of this idea.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • Instead of having one tree, have each class make their own trees and display their wishes outside of the classes. You could also do an English competition and count the number of English entries and reward the class with the most.
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TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • To save on time and not be in the way of classes I did this before classes started in the homeroom meeting time.
  • Do not make this an "English Only" activity. Only make English a challenge, especially if you will be doing an English competition.
  • This leads to a great Q&A later in English class and you can go straight into a Christmas lesson from here.
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