During the 1st grade year, the children are learning a vocabulary of colors, body parts, simple conversational greetings, numbers 1-20, some animals and actions in the infinitive. They are able to sing Happy Birthday, respond with action to simple commands and with ja and nein to simple questions as well as follow the lesson’s structure of games, recitation, acting, singing, listening and drawing. And because it is good for them and they love it--we will jump rope!
The 1st graders first German block begins in mid-October and they will have it for 5-6 weeks. Our World Language program is taught in blocks where grades 1,3,5 and 7 are learning Spanish while grades 2, 4, 6 and 8 are learning German. Every 5-6 weeks we alternate which means each grade sees both German and Spanish three times a year in blocks of 5-6 weeks and within each week the students have four classes a week for 40 minutes to an hour.
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