Greetings

Greetings and Apologies

1.) Pass out worksheet.

2.) Go over the meanings of I’m sorry, excuse me and thank you in Japanese.  If you don’t know these yourself, make sure your OTE confirms.  There should be a few for each phrase that may or may translate differently in different cases:

I’m sorry: すみません sumimasen, ごめん (なさい) gomen (nasai), 申し訳ありません/申し訳ない moushiwake arimasen/moushiwake nai

Greetings Freeze Tag

INTRODUCTION:

Teach the initial introduction phrases. then move on to the activity.

ACTIVITY:

  1. Demonstrate the activity with four students.
  2. Two students will be ‘IT’. They must tag the other students. If a student is tagged, they must freeze on the spot.
  3. A student may un-freeze if they are greeted by a free student.

A. Hello, my name is ~.

B. Hello, my name is ~. Nice to meet you.

*SHAKE HANDS*

A. Nice to meet you too.

"You Are NOT Fine!" Warm Up

  1. When the kids are standing and ready for their greetings, say good morning/good afternoon/hello to them.
  2. Once they answer good morning, ask them "how are you?" (You can add "how are you today?" in order to throw them off. Modify your expressions a bit to ensure that they can hear it though, because they tend to tune out and want to sit down asap.)
  3. The most common response you will get are probably "I'm fine[...