Take a peak at 3rd Grade German!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Dear Parents and Friends,
In the second block of German (January 21st-March 8th), the 3rd grade is learning the vocabulary of clothing through a guessing game played at the beginning of class where the students must listen for the voice of their classmates and respond with a sentence in German of his or her clothing. We are beginning to look and speak consciously at the German alphabet and its different sounds. Following the theme of shelters, students recite a poem about a house and act out at the front of the classroom each part to bring the house and its different parts to life. We are also working through verbal response and picture dictation of a barn and its animals about the prepositional directions: vor, hinter, ueber, in, an und auf (in front of, behind, above, in, on and on top of). The story is focusing on a family living in the country, aiding the animals in the forest during the winter time in finding food through a generous gift of their family's compost. And lastly, we are finally jumping double dutch! Entering, counting, spinning and exiting--one of the students' favorite parts.
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.