Mrs. Perry's German Class
Sorry, there's no German class offered this year, 2009-2010. Everything you see below is there just so I don't have to type it again if I ever get to teach this again. If what you read below makes you wish there *was* a German elective, let the office know! :)
In German, I teach students to read, write, and speak German. We begin with the alphabet and basic German commands, and eventually learn how to conjugate different verbs with the different pronouns, learn the vocabulary for different subjects (classroom items, clothing, colors, etc), and anything to do with numbers (counting, age, time, etc.). By the end of the class students are able to write interesting paragraphs about their families, including kinship terms, ages, where they live, what they like to do, etc, all without dictionaries!
NOTE: If you are ever curious about what we're studying in German at any given point in time, please email me. I would update that here, but I assume most people who come to this webpage are doing so to look at science, not German, so it doesn't feel to me like it's worth the effort to keep this page current with the German curriculum. Sorry for the inconvenience!
General Course Expectations: Students need a folder dedicated just to German for them to keep notes and exercises in. The folder should have pockets in the front and back, and brads in the middle for notepaper and handouts. There is not specific homework for this class, but the folders are graded at the end of the term and need to be complete -- if a student doesn't finish one of the exercises in class, they are expected to get it done before the folder is graded.
Current Projects: (as of 9/15/08)
- Alphabet Book: (30pts) Each page of the Alphabet Book features a different letter of the alphabet, and a German word beginning with that letter. To receive full points, each page must have:
We are working on this project through the end of this week. If not completed in class by the end of Friday, it must be completed as homework over the weekend, and turned in on Monday, 9/22.
- The letter written on the page
- The phonetic name of the letter, in German (EX: "A" would be "ah", "B" is "bay", and so forth)
- The phrase "ist für..." (which means "is for")
- The German word that starts with that letter
- A Picture of the object the word means
- Babelfish.altavista.com Need access to a German dictionary at home? This translator is the next best thing.
- http://www.heret.de/mathe/meilen.shtml Here is an interesting site for those of you who want to convert measurement units (like feet, inches, meters, etc) to other units. The site is in the German language -- you should see how their words for things compare to our words for those things! Just remember, in Germany, they use commas instead of decimal points, and vice versa, so "3 thousand" would be 3.000 and "Four dollars fifty cents" would be $4,50 Check it out!
- Visit the Festung in Kronach, Bavaria. Kronach is the town where most of my German relatives live... COOL castle. The two pictures below are of the Festung. http://www.festung-kronach.de/ (This site is in German)
This page was last updated on 9/9/08.