German

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Weekly Updates

Hallo Milton Families,
 
This week, we started beginning our unit on Seasons (Jahreszeiten), Months (Monate), Days (Tage), and Weather (Wetter). We have been learning vocabulary on each of these themes and completing various activities to further both speaking and writing proficiency. Students made placards with their name, birthday (with the date written in German), and then we completed review games, including a game where students interpret and locate the words on a white board in a matchup against their classmates.
 
As always, please let me know if you have any questions!
 
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
 
Herr Bodwell
Hi Milton Familien (families),
 
This past week, students wrapped up our Familie unit with a day of review, in which we played Jeopardy!, Blooket, and Taboo. Students had an enjoyable time using their notes and knowledge, collaborating with their classmates and writing on whiteboards to demonstrate their understanding.
 
Finally, students took a quiz on this unit and the results were strong, with almost all students reaching proficiency!
 
Next week we will begin our unit on Seasons, Months, Days, and Weather.
 
As always, please let me know if you have any questions!
 
Herzliche Grüße,
 
Herr Bodwell 
Hi Milton families,
 
This past week was a shorter 4-day week due to the holiday on Monday, but it was fun to see each class section twice this week. We worked more on our Familie unit, especially learning the "akkusativ" form to say 'my' and 'yours,' as well as playing various review games to review this unit's vocabulary. We also crafted imaginary family trees, practicing the structure and relevant words needed to describe said tree. In the upcoming weeks, students will have a short quiz to culminate our Familie unit.
 
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
 
Herr Bodwell
Hallo! 
 
This past week, we spent a lot of time learning about family (Familie) in German, including relevant vocabulary (family members, connections, and more), as well as drawing family trees, and practicing certain grammar structures (e.g. the cases der, die, and das). Students 
 
If you're interested in learning about Familie, check out this video!
 
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
 
Herr Bodwell 
Guten Tag, Milton Families! 
 
This past week, we spent time learning and practicing cognates (words in another language that look and sound similar to words we already know), and reviewing material from our Introductory Unit, culminating in quizzes at the end of this past week. 
 
Looking forward to the upcoming week, we will start continue to review important introductory material (with conjugating, practice makes perfect), and begin our next unit about all things family (Die Familie): family members, family trees, grammatical applications describing family, etc. 
 
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have and questions, comments, or concerns :-)
 
Herzliche Grüße,
 
Herr Bodwell 
Hallo, Milton families and students! Wie geht es dir (how are you)?
 
This past week, students have been learning how to count, write, and speak German numbers (including six-digit numbers), as well as practicing translating cognates (words that looks and sound similar), and reviewing the alphabet (how each letter sounds, spelling, and more). The students (die Schüler) have done a great job getting out of their comfort zone and diligently improving their reading, writing, and speaking skills. 
 
In previous weeks (before our world language website went live), students had been learning about the alphabet, colors, greetings and farewells, and verb conjugation rules. We are using a variety of approaches, strategies, and activities in class to keep content interesting and as accessible as possible for every student. 
 
If you are interested, you can learn about a couple of these topics by visiting some of the following links: 
 
 
It has been an honor to be working with a group of such talented, enthusiastic students, and I cannot wait for what lies ahead!
 
Auf Wiedersehen :)
 
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
 
Herr Bodwell