I have a couple of freebies for those of you studying German with your kids: German verbs and verb endings and one on objects in an office or schoolroom.
We spent several days looking more closely at the endings on German verbs and practicing some of these new words:
- fragen – to ask
- gehen – to go
- gewinnen – to win
- glauben – to think, to believe,
- heissen – to be called
- kennen – to know
- machen – to do, to make
- meinen – to mean
- sagen – to say, to tell
- spielen – to play
- trinken – to drink
- tun – to do
- üben – to practice
- verlieren – to lose
We also went over nach Hause and zu Hause.
- Ich gehe nach Hause. I’m going home.
- Sie ist zu Hause. She is at home.
We also went over the verb endings and reviewed the verb to be – sein.
These German verb worksheets (and the answer sheet) is free to download. Hope you find them useful! ~Liesl
We also used some objects from around the room for conversation practice… What did you lose? I lost the scissors… with the verb verlieren (in the past tense: verloren). These were some very simple German sheets I made a year or so for ED that you might find useful. They are free as well.
Objects in a Schoolroom: Here are some very easy pages I made for the kids which include things you might find around the classroom. It includes words like das Papier, die Schere, der Bleistift, das Buch, die Uhr, das Fenster and der Stuhl:
We still use our German Conversation Cards almost daily:
I have found it difficult to find good German materials and curriculum for kids. Early on we used a lot of free German worksheets and materials, but then at a certain point the kids were ready for more. See more about the German Curriculum we use now in this post.
I made a whole series of Conversation Cards and we are slowly building conversations skills and vocabulary from day-to-day, week-to-week. This is what we will be covering (Click on the links to find out more about each packet):
- Family tree for greetings and family words (See this post.) – 2 files, approx. 20 pages
- The days of the weeks, months, weather and seasons, – Approx. 18 pages
- Clothing — die Kleidung – Approx. 16 pages
- Where are you from? Nationalities
- Food and Drink
- Our House — Daily Activities
Last spring I made our first set of German conversation cards. It consisted of a family tree and various family members (brother, sister, mom, dad, aunt, uncle and grandparents). We used these to practice greetings and for basic conversations asking and answering questions like What’s your name? How old are you? Is this your aunt? etc. Wow! Having props absolutely transformed German for us. So this summer, I made a half-dozen more sets. The kids have made amazing progress with these already.
These sets are available for $2.50 each (click on the links above) or you can purchase the bundle below for $6.50.
With the purchase of this bundle you will receive 4 pdf files to download. Once you pay through Paypal, you will receive an immediate link to download these materials. You will also received an email from Sendowl (the service I use) with a link that you can click on. That too will allow you to download the files. Be sure to check your downloads folder (sometimes the files sneak in there). And of course, if you have any trouble with your order or if you have any questions be sure to contact me via email liesl at homeschoolden dot com, or via the Contact Form here on the blog, or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook page. ~Liesl
Remember, these materials are best for teachers/instructors who speak German. The contain basic vocabulary and conversation starter suggestions only. (ie. there’s no scripted back-and-forth dialogue).