On Wednesday we had a small Oktoberfest in our 8th grade classroom. The room was decorated by Frau Walter in blue and white (the colors of the Bavarian Flag) and some fall decorations. Both 8th grade German classes got to bring German food and celebrate the German tradition with music, food and a game. First we listened to the live-stream of the Oktoberfest on www.br-online.de to listen to the oompa music they were playing there. This was followed up by our own music and dance, when we danced to "Das Fliegerlied." After that the buffet was opened for our fest. Once everyone had settled down in their seats, we made teams and played Jeopardy with questions about the Oktoberfest as well as other categories, such as "Flashback to 7th grade" and "grammar."
We had some really good food and I want to say "Thank you" to all the students, who contributed to this! I hope you had as much fun as I did. Sorry to everyone, who missed the festivities because of your NYC field trip or for other reasons, you were missed!
For our first class project this year, we made facebook posters to introduce ourselves. It was a nice way to get to know all my students and for my students to get to know each other better. And since I made one myself as well, they were able to get to know me, too.
We wrote about our favorite activities and put a picture of us on it, as well as some pictures of friends. Some of us colored the bars in as well and stuck the whole thing on colored paper to make it stand out more. A lot of the posters are featured in our classroom.
For fellow teachers, you can download a copy of the template I created right here.