The 4th graders embark on a new journey in 4th grade World Language lessons, where writing and reading in the language are developed out of the material they can recite and sing by heart. They will begin by writing and reading songs and poems from 1st-3rd grade in their own books, naming vocabulary of the numbers, days, months, seasons and various other topics from which this material stemmed. Then, they move onto learning about native animals in Germany, common pets, telling time and family professions through conversation, writing and reading.They will also begin to target all nouns, verbs, adjectives and articles and give explains for them. And because it is great for them and they love it, we will jump rope!
The 4th graders begin the year in their first German block which lasts until mid-October. 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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