If you talk of Genki English as a method YES! I can't do without.
If you think of Genki English as a collection of topics and expressions and words:
No! When you have a look at my website, even though it is in Japanese, you will see that there are lots of ideas and materials.
For Example, the introduction of activities:
the first group is doing "I love my white shoes", from Pete the Cat
another group is doing an original play
a third one is reading "Frog and Toad".
We make easter crafts, play handbells and other instruments around Christmas;
we use picture books, Super Simple Songs, Pop and Rock songs, movies!
I also do LOTS of fine motor skill activities.
For this I have my drawer on its own, filled with tiny, colorful, character pegs, bells, beads, ...! So, just pull it out and go! NO prep, either:
Once we get into projects, wether it is creative writing, reading, video letters or community exchange it goes beyond the words and phrases we have in the GE Program.
The planning process is the same as I described before, and usually doesn't take much longer.
There is still a bit more I will write about "planning", as, how do I plan for events or extra activities.
But first let me get away from this topic a bit and write about the accounting part.