Songs for beginners
THE SONG: Valentine´s Day is celebrated on February 14th. Especially young people send each other messages (Valentine cards, letters, e-mail etc.)and/or flowers to say they are in love or that they like someone. At elementary school children prefer to write a message to someone they like or love very much: Very often it´s their father or mother or one of their classmates. The drawing in the song text (worksheet 1) makes it clear what the words are all about.
IDEAS FOR TEACHING: To introduce the new words ("Send me a letter...") bring a letter with you and ask a child to put it into the ”letter box” (drawing on the board) , sit down and ask a child to mime writing a letter ("Drop me a line.."), hand out some artificial roses ("Send me some roses") that can be sent with a delivery boy and explain the word ”Valentine” by drawing a big heart on the board.
Say the first verse and make your pupils repeat it. Show the 14th of February on the calendar and say that this is Valentine´s Day. Play the song on the CD-PLAYER/computer and make the kids listen first without singing along. Stop the...