August 10 was the first day of school, and we are off and running!
I am so grateful that our school district started school on a Wednesday this year rather than a Monday. The first days of school are really tiring for both students and teachers, and after 3 days, everyone is ready for a weekend.
All in all, things went surprisingly smoothly. I am teaching 5/6 time again this year, and have two sections of German 1, two sections of German 2, and one section of German 4. Here's how I keep myself organized:
We have block scheduling, and my German 2 classes meet on Maroon days, and German 1 and German 4 meet on Gold days.
New this year, I have posted objectives for each of my classes, which is part of our evaluation:
German 1 started out with a crossword puzzle of cognates to discover how much German they already know.
and looking at some false friends:
German 2 started by writing about themselves and interviewing two of their tablemates:
And in German 4, we talked about duzen and Siezen with this video from Easy German: