German 1 has been working on school vocabulary using some Learning Apps:
and has learned the numbers from 0 to 1,000,000,000:
Then, on Friday, I introduced haben and the accusative case:
We've also been keeping up with current events like the start of Oktoberfest and the upcoming German elections.
German 2 has been working with clothing vocabulary, colors, and adjective endings. The highlight of this had to be describing what my McDonald's Happy Meal toy Minion was wearing and then discovering that his hat pops off, so we can use the verbs ausziehen and anziehen:
On Tuesday, students conjugated the verbs from our current unit. Then, each table group wrote a sentence in the present tense using one of the verbs. As a class, we then changed the sentences into the Perfekt. I liked this practice structure and think I will use it in the future. My students are starting to get more confident with the Perfekt - yay!
On Thursday, I introduced that Perfekt for verbs that take sein as a helping verb. It went well, and students had a good initial understanding. Their assignment was a worksheet which has verbs which take both haben and sein as helping verbs, and that pushed them to think again about how we know which verbs take which helping verb.
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