Read what’s happening in 5th Grade German!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Dear Parents and Friends,
In the second block of German (January 21st-March 8th), the fifth grade will be learning the vocabulary of family and more quirks which belong to the German articles: der, die and das. In order to put the practice of this new vocabulary into use, they will be learning along side the possessive pronouns: mein, dein, sein, ihr (my, your, his, her). This will also us to start talking about our family, how old they are and where they live: which leads into our daily question and answer of commonly asked phrases such as "Wo wohnst du? Wie viele Geschwister hast du?" (Where do you live? How many siblings do you have?) The students are just beginning to learn verb conjugation and how to write it. And lastly, we are reading a short story about a father and his seven sons called Die Sieben Staebe.
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.