Come inside 1st Grade German!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Dear Parents and Friends,
Inside the 2nd block of German (January 21st-March 8th), the students begin the class with a German greeting game where they must listen for their classmates voices without looking and respond in German back to person who was speaking. It can be quite a mischievous game and useful, as we learn new greetings with each block. We are beginning to draw pictures in our books for all the poems and songs we recite and sing. They are especially enjoying a new twist on a poem where three new students each day get to act it out with silks while the rest of the class "narrates". Many of these poems and songs are related to animals and their habits or numbers and their funny rhythms. Playing along with the classroom Glockenspiel, students are moving and speaking different verbs and guessing the number of sounds they hear. The story they are hearing, drawing and will later on play a part in is Der Lebkuchenmann (The Gingerbread Man).
Faculty: Ashley Gambill
Class Dates: September 6th, 2012 – June 7th, 2013
Curriculum Area: Grade School Languages - German
Students are taught both Spanish & German in alternating blocks as part of the standard World Languages curriculum that starts in first grade and continues through the end of middle school. High school students then choose either German or Spanish as a language for further dedicated study. Chicago Waldorf School offers a strong foreign exchange program that provides High School students the option of hosting and staying with a Waldorf student from a European or Latin American country and attending their Waldorf school as a means of cultural and social immersion in the student’s chosen study of language and its originating cultures.