Zeit für Deutsch G

Session Context

This session covers the activities from Zeit für Deutsch F, together with new 'Months' activities, starting at slide 52. If you wish to include activities from Zeit für Deutsch A - E, then add them to the powerpoint. Slides 2-4 look at G cognates but after that the session is the same as Zeit für Deutsch F up until slide 52, when the 'Months' activities begin. 


Again, I have put the new material at the end for ease of reference but feel free to mix up the slides and leave some out, as different activities work better for different teachers and classes. 


Slides 2 - 4 - Cognates

Say 'ist es Zeit für das Gold?' The children shout back 'nein'

Say 'ist es Zeit für das Gras?' The children shout back 'nein'

Say 'ist es Zeit für der Gigant?' The children shout back 'nein'


Slide 5 - Zeit für Deutsch Song 

Say 'ist es Zeit für Deutsch?' The children shout back 'Ja'

The children then sing the Zeit für Deutsch song


Note - I have made up the following:

To the tune of 'Gangnam Syle the children sing 'Hey, Zeit für Deutsch, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, es ist Zeit für Deutsch'


Please feel free to make up your own song. I find the 'Gangnam Style' song works really well as the children can also do the Gangnam Style actions.  



Slide 6 - Wir haben Hunger song

Sing this song from 'Fruit 2' with actions with the children


Slides 7 -15

Sag mir nach the German words for the food on these slides. Occasionally ask questions that the children should know how to answer such as 'was ist das' and 'welche Farbe ist das'


Slide 16 - Write with a finger

Working with a partner, once child writes the name of a piece of fruit using his/her finger on their partner's back. The partner is allowed 3 guesses then the partners swap roles. Repeat a few times


Slide 17 - Question and Answer Vocabulary

I have divided the vocabulary into 3 sections on this slide:

Top - What is that?

Middle - Healthy or unhealthy?

Bottom - Colour


Sag mir nach the vocabulary with the children. Ask the children if anyone can do the top part with you, then the top 2 parts and then the whole slide.


Slide 18 - Secret Signal

Using the vocabulary on the slide, ask one child to leave the room and agree with the rest of the class on a secret signal, such as touching your nose. Choose a child to perform this signal at any given moment. Bring the first child back into the room and ask the class to say 'Was ist das?' (the first item on the list) in a chant. Every time the class sees the designated person do the agreed secret signal, they move onto the next phrase in the list - 'Das ist die Zitrone' The child has to guess who is doing the signal before the class gets to the bottom of the list. If the child who went outside guesses correctly, they earn a reward. If the class get to the bottom, the 'signaller' and somebody else from the class, earn a reward


Slide 19 (same as slide 17) - Questions and answers

Give the children a couple of minutes to do this with their partners, changing the fruit they talk about every time


Slide 20 - Remember the order vocabulary

Explain to the children that they are going to play a memory game called 'remember the order'. Sag mir nach the vocabulary on this slide as they will need this when they play the game.


Slide 21 - Remember the order

Explain the game to the children. In a minute these 3 pieces of fruit will disappear. Whoever can say the following in German will win a reward:

Left is the banana

The next (one) is the apple (you can just say 'the next' in German)

The next (one) is the lemon

I am finished


Slides 22 - 25 - Remember the order with 3 pieces of fruit

Leave slide 82 on the IWB for a minute and then go to slide 83. Whoever can 'remember the order' in German and tell you the order wins a reward. As the child gets each part correct, click to confirm and go to the next slide. Say 'das ist richtig' upon successful completion or if the chosen child gets its incorrect, say 'das ist falsch', go back to the start and select another child. 


Slides 26 - 31 - Remember the order (this time with 4)

Repeat the previous activity but this time the children have to remember the order of 4 pieces of fruit. Leave slide 87 on the board for a minute, then click and choose a child to try to remember the order again.


Slide 32 - King/Queen True or false?

Sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slide. Now say some sentences in German such as 'the banana is yellow'. Select children randomly using lollipop sticks who then have to answer with either 'das ist wahr' or 'das ist falsch'. Extend with sentences such as 'the chocolate is healthy' and 'my favourite fruit is the lemon' (fruit is on the hand out). Point out that 'das ist falsch' can mean both 'that is wrong' and 'that is false'


Select a King or Queen to come to the front. Members of the class say a sentence and the king/queen has to say das ist wahr or das ist falsch. If the king/queen give an incorrect statement then the challenger wins the crown. The class therefore have to think of vocabulary that the king/queen may not know. Whoever is wearing the crown at the end of the lessons wins a reward



Slides 34 - 47 - Breakfast Vocabulary

Sag mir nach the German words for the food on these slides. Occasionally ask questions that the children should know how to answer such as 'was ist das' and 'welche Farbe ist das'


Slide 48 - Questions and Answers - Food

As you did in the lesson, break the slide down into the 3 colours, red, green and blue:


Red - eating 

Sag mir nach the vocabulary in red. Point out that the 'isst' in 'was isst du' sounds like the German for 'is' (ist), but with a slightly longer 's' sound. Unlike in English, in German the verb changes when proceeded by you - I eat, you eat.


Model a few sentences, asking the question at the top of the slide and answering the question using fruit they learnt recently (and revisited in their flashcards), for example:

Ich esse die Zitrone

Ich esse gern die Erdbeere


Now challenge some children by saying a sentence in English and getting them to translate it into German. For example, you could say:

I eat the apple and I like to eat the pear


Green - taste

Sag mir nach the 'green' vocabulary and point out that in German you simply ask 'taste ... good?' instead of using 'does'. Model a few sentences, asking the question and answering using the bottom green prompt. Again, challenge some children by saying a sentence in English and getting them to translate it into German. For example, you could say: 

The pineapple tastes good but (aber) the pear doesn't taste good (tastes not good) 


Blue - delicious and healthy

Sag mir nach the 'blue' vocabulary and then ask the children related questions in German such as:

Ist die Banane gesund?

Ist der Kuchen lecker?

Ist der Apfel gesund oder (or) ungesund?


Slide 49 - Questions and Answers - Drink

Go through the slides as you did with slide 48 but this time the red vocabulary focuses on 'drink'. The green and blue vocabulary is the same. Use water (das Wasser) as your example and go through the slide and question the children as you did on slide 48


Slide 50 - Running Dictation

Pin copies of the running dictation sheet (see 'Breakfast 2') around the classroom. Ask the children to either work with a partner or with their group. One child has to go to the sheet and read it, then return to their group and say it out loud. The receiving group/partner has to write down what the 'runner' says. As their are 12 lines on the sheet, the runner will have to go backwards and forwards several times between the paper and the group. Someone from the winning group will earn a reward.


Slide 51 - Ich esse zum Frühstück

Explain that we are now going to play a memory game involving all of the food we have learnt so far, similar to 'Ich packe in meinen Koffer' from 'Clothes 2'. Say 'ich esse zum Frühstück' and then list as many foods as you can. Once you can't think of any more foods, say 'ich trinke zum Frühstück' and then list as many drinks as you can. Count as you go along and the combined amount of foods and drinks that you could name is your score. Give the children a few minutes to practise this on their tables, allowing them to use their sheets and then get them to practise without looking at their sheets. Explain that at the end of the practise you will randomly choose some (3) children to compete against each other and the child with the highest score will win a reward.  During the competition, if they go 10 seconds without naming a food or drink, their turn is over. If they repeat something, simply don't count it.




Slide 52 - Months Chant 

Chant the months as a class and then get some (more able) children to chant them individually. Reward the children accordingly


53 - 55 - Disappearing Months

Sag mir nach the months once more using slide 52 and then get the class to chant them without your help. Now go to slide 53 and see if the class can chant them with 4 months missing. Click again and repeat until you get to slide 55 and the class should hopefully be able to chant the months. Give the children a minute to memorise and practise on their own and then randomly select and reward children who are able to chant the months on their own


Slide 56 - Turn Toss

Challenge them to see if they throw der Frosch around the classroom, with each catcher saying the next month in the sequence. If someone says the wrong month, if der Frosch gets dropped or if anyone stands up, then the game is over and they have to start again. If the children do this easily, challenge them to go up to Dezember and then back down to Januar

*Note - Something I found that works really well - If the class is getting loud, the person who has der Frosch can hold him in the air with one hand. This means 'everyone be quiet so I can think'


Slide 57 - The King or Queen of Knowledge Song and Plenary / Translation is now on Slide 57 as it comes at the end of 'Zeit für Deutsch'


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