In the Summer of 2015 I will be adding German lesson plans on the following topics to the website:
- Numbers (2 plans)
- Animals (2 plans)
- Fruit (2 plans)
- The Weather (2 plans)
- Breakfast (2 plans)
- Months of the Year (2 plans)
- Birthdays (2 plans)
The plans will include all power points, hand outs and other resources needed to implement the lessons successfully. Every time I add 2 plans (a topic), I will add a Zeit für Deutsch plan. So once the two 'Numbers' plans are uploaded for example, 'Zeit für Deutsch B' will be available. To compliment the German Lesson Plans and Zeit für Deutsch sessions, I will include more videos of these lessons and sessions in action. These will also feature 'Celebrations' or 'Lob' chants that I wrote about in my Lesson Plans guide. Furthermore, I will upload more interviews with children from The Oval in German and I will also link to other relevant external videos. I also have a wealth of 'extras' that I intend to add. Two examples of these are:
- German signage for your school. This will include all the signs you will need to make German very visible in your school, from 'das Lehrerzimmer' to 'Das Büro der Direktorin'
- Elves and the Shoemaker script. I re-wrote "Die Wichtelmänner" in basic German so that some of my Year 6 children could perform the play completely in German for our school Christmas production.
As you can understand, the life of a teacher is very busy, so I will upload these items at the first opportunity I get, which will be the summer holidays. Until then, viel Spaß with the resources I have uploaded so far. If you have used or intend to use any, please leave a comment below.
Sean Sullivan (Friday, 21 October 2016 14:40)
Thanks for the comments Libby. Lob (praise) chants are when the whole class does a chant to celebrate something done well in class, for example, if a child translates something particularly difficult or wins an award. I have 3 that I use:
1) Das war gut aha aha, ich mag es, aha aha X2 (to the tune of that's the way I like it)
2) Das was fantastisch, fantastisch, kein Problem X2 (to the tune of its all about the base)
3) Hey Lieblingsantwort, hey, hey hey hey hey, das war großartig (to the tune of Gangnam style)
Libby (Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:28)
What do you mean by 'Lob' chats?
I think you have produced a fabulous set of resources for German teachers in the Primary School. This has clearly taken you much time, energy, patience and inspiration. many thanks for being prepared to share this with others. Much appreciated! Congrats! Danke!
Sean Sullivan (Tuesday, 18 August 2015 18:09)
Thanks for all the kind comments Sue. I'll put your recommendation into practise when adding new pages (and maybe I'll find the time to edit what I've done so far). If you're using the site please let me know what school you're at and feel free to send me pictures of your children with certificates so I can add them to the site.
Sue (Sunday, 16 August 2015 09:57)
Guten Morgen! I've just been directed to this site and am impressed. Wow! Thank you! This is going to save me so much time. Just one small suggestion...When you give vocab, it's better not to use a capital letter for "der/die/das". I know this seems a minor detail, but learners have so much trouble with capital letters for nouns in German that it's better to emphasise from the beginning that nouns have initial capitals but articles don't (unless they start a sentence). Keep up the good work! Fantastisch!