Saturday, March 18, 2017
Schwer und Leicht mit Ernie und Bert
I don't work well under pressure.
I know there are some people who really need a deadline and do great, creative things at the last minute. I am not one of them.
My preferred way of lesson planning and creating activities for my students is on a Saturday morning in my pajamas with a big mug of tea and nothing that must be completed by Monday. I also get a lot of good ideas while I'm on a run...
So, I am thrilled to be both on spring break and finally healthy enough to go running again.
And I am thrilled with what I came up with for German 2 using a Sesamstraße video about schwer and leicht (heavy and light)! Hopefully my students will find it as amazing as I do.
I love Sesame Street in both English and German and am always looking for ways to use clips in class. I decided to put this video, along with a picture word guide, in a Learning Apps activity to give students practice with forming the comparative and superlative for heavy and light. I may also eventually turn it into a graded assignment in our learning management system, Canvas. I think it turned out great!