1st Grade: Counting and Coloring

BB Let's Color AnimalsCoverOur workbook for 1st graders in Japan, “Counting & Coloring: English Handbook”, is a great resource to engage children via hands-on learning.

Language Goals

  1. Say one’s name.
  2. Simple greetings. (Good morning…)
  3. Counting 1-10.
  4. Learn shapes. (square, circle, triangle, heart, star)
  5. Learn colors. (brown, yellow, white, green, purple, blue, black, red, orange)
  6. Learn body words. (head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, nose)
  7. Learn animal vocabulary. (dog, cat, sheep, duck, fish, horse, bear, bird, frog)
  8. Become comfortable hearing English.
  9. Develop confidence to speak simple words and phrases aloud.
  10. Experience plural nouns.
  11. Learn how to use adjectives.

Workbook purpose
To provide students with visual worksheets to help achieve language goals, without having to give explanations in Japanese.

All instructions in the textbook are considered passive language, and students are not required to be able to read them. We include the instructions to expose students to written English.

Self print the “Counting and Colors” workbook!

Counting and Coloring Cover
Counting and Coloring Lesson 1
Counting and Coloring Lesson 2
Counting and Coloring Lesson 3
Counting and Coloring Lesson 4
Counting and Coloring Lesson 5
Counting and Coloring BackCover

Counting and Coloring v1.2: Full Workbook, prints B5 or A4, 24mb

 

Cue Cards & Wall Charts 
Shapes
L-size cue cards  PDF | Pages | Word
A4-size wall charts  PDF | Pages | Word

Colors
L-size cue cards  PDF | Pages | Word
A4-size wall charts  PDF | Pages | Word

Numbers
L-size cue cards  PDF | Pages | Word
A4-size wall charts  PDF | Pages | Word

(Coming soon)

Animals
L-size cue cards  PDF | Pages | Word
A4-size wall charts  PDF | Pages | Word

Both the Pages and Word files have a small triangle in the lower left corner. We change the color of the triangle with each set we print. This way it is easy to gather sets after being used. The PDF files uses a plain white background.

 

Animal Names
Use the book and cue cards (set of nine) to teach animals.

To teach animals: we recommend the following.

  1. Model all animal names two times. Students only listen. Use either the book or a set of large cue cards.
  2. Listen and point. Have students break into small groups and give each group a set of cards. Spread out the cards. Say an animal name, students listen and point to the appropriate card.
  3. Yes/No Comprehension. Hold up a card and say the animal’s name. Students answer with “Yes.” Hold up another card and say the wrong animal’s name. Students answer with “No.” Do this multiple times to make sure students comprehend the animal names.
  4. Model and repeat all animal names two times.
  5. Model, repeat and  point. Have students point the appropriate card while saying the animal’s name.
  6. What’s missing? Put all cue cards on the black board. Have students close their eyes. Remove one card. Students guess the animal on the missing card.
  7. Karuta (Japan card game). Have students play karuta with the cue cards.
  8. Concentration. Use two sets of cue cards. Turn the cue cards over. Students turn over two cards, saying the name of the animal as they turn the card over. If the make a match, they take the set. Continue until all matches are made.
  9. After students have done all the above exercises, any may be done in small groups with a student leader.

 

Colors
Use the book and cue cards (set of nine) to teach colors.

To teach colors: we recommend the following.

  1. Model all colors two times. Students only listen. Use either the book or a set of large cue cards.
  2. Listen and point. Have students break into small groups and give each group a set of cards. Spread out the cards. Say a color, students listen and point to the appropriate card.
  3. Yes/No Comprehension. Hold up a card and say the color. Students answer with “Yes.” Hold up another card and say the wrong color. Students answer with “No.” Do this multiple times to make sure students comprehend the colors.
  4. Model and repeat all colors two times.
  5. Model, repeat and  point. Have students point the appropriate card while saying the color.
  6. What’s missing? Put all cue cards on the black board. Have students close their eyes. Remove one card. Students guess the color on the missing card.
  7. Karuta (Japan card game). Have students play karuta with the cue cards.
  8. Concentration. Use two sets of cue cards. Turn the cue cards over. Students turn over two cards, saying the color as they turn the card over. If the make a match, they take the set. Continue until all matches are made.
  9. After students have done all the above exercises, any may be done in small groups with a student leader.

 

 

Additional color practice
BB Let's Color Animals

 Increase listening comprehension and reinforce knowing colors.

  1. Pass out one sheet to each student.
  2. Have students ‘listen and point’ as you say the animal names.
  3. Have students ‘listen, point and say’ each animal name.
  4. Give instructions to color each animal. “Color the dog red.” Students may try and correct you with the colors used for each animal in the book. That’s fine. But have them color the animals as directed by you. (Make sure you make notes of what color you are assigning to each animal.) Walk around the room and check on the students work as they color their animals.
  5. After coloring all the animals, check colouring as a class. “What color is the dog?” “It’s a red dog.”

 

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