Colors & Adjectives // Numbers / Months & Seasons /Birthdays
to identify objects and describe them using adjectives; to use numbers talking about birthdays.
A. Review (approx. 8 min)
- Greet students using the expressions you introduced in the last session. Shake hands with students. Guten Tag. Ich bin (your name). Wer bist du? Wie geht’s? [Introduce: toll / gut / schlecht / miserabel.]
B. Review numbers (approx. 8 min)
- Review numbers 1-100 with the students: Practice counting from 1-20 with the whole group (one student says “1,” the next “2,” and so on).
- Play “Fruchtsalat”: Count from 1-35 with the whole group, instead of multiples of 5 the students have to say “Apfel” [to make it more difficult. multiples of 7 could be “Birne”; 35 is “Fruchtsalat.”].
C. Colors (approx. 15 min)
- Begin by writing the following colors on the board: blau, weiß, rot, schwarz, grün, braun, orange, lila, gelb, rosa, golden, silber, grau. Pronounce each word and have the students repeat after you. Then have the students guess the English equivalents.
- Using color cards, ask the students questions: Ist das grün? Blau? Welche Farbe ist das?
- Using objects in the classroom, ask the students questions: Das ist eine Tür. Welche Farbe hat die Tür? After the students give the right answer, repeat after them: Sehr gut. Jawohl, die Tür ist ___. If they give the wrong answer ask: Ist das wirklich ___? [Occasionally, you can give the wrong answer, thereby triggering a Das ist falsch! response. If there is no such response, you can point at the upset smiley and encourage the students to correct you.]
- Point at an object in the classroom asking: Ist der Tisch blau? There are two possible answers, and you might have to model them for the students a couple of times: Ja, der Tisch ist blau. or Nein, der Tisch ist nicht blau. Der Tisch ist braun.
- Have students color the soccer team on page 3 of the Deutschbuch. (1= schwaz, 2=gelb, 3=grün, 4=lila, 5=blau, 6=grau, 7=rot, 8=braun, 9=rosa, 10=orange, 11=weiß)
D. Months (approx. 14 min.)
- Put the list of months on the overhead, pronounce each word and have students repeat after you.
- Ask students to open page 5 of their Deutschbuch. Have them color the months with colors of their choice. Then have them show this to their neighbors (e.g. Januar ist rot. / März ist blau. / …)
- Tell the class the month of your birthday in German (e.g. Ich habe im April Geburtstag.) and ask them to guess what that means in English. Write that sentence on the board.
- Ask several students when their birthdays are: Wann hast du Geburtstag? Then repeat this to the whole class: (Name) hat im (month) Geburtstag.
- Have students walk around and ask other students when their birthdays are. Tell them to write down both their German names and their birthdays on page 6 of the Deutschbuch. Afterwards have them report what they have found. Give them feedback and add following information: Gut! Das ist im Frühling / Sommer / Herbst / Winter.
E. Song (approx. 5 min)
- Sing the Auf Wiederseh’n song with students.