For a take home assessment to our mini unit, "Separation and Reunification of Germany," the 8th graders had to create pictures, stories, poems, songs or even a 3D-model to show what they learned. I picked some of the best work to show cast it here. Enjoy these wonderfully creative projects.
Kathryn and Maddie decided to put their creative energy together to create this great model of the Berlin wall.
Scroll through the document below to read some fantastic writing by our very talented students. Some chose to tell a story out of a family's perspective, others rhymed and managed to put so much of what they learned in a poem or rap.
There were many more great examples. Fantastische Arbeit!
Homework is probably no student's favorite part of school. First you have to go to school and do all the work in class and then you should do more at home?
But even though it seems like just another way to keep you busy, homework is giving you a way to practice your skills at home by yourself. In your homewok choice packet you have 20/39 different choices (depending on if you are in 7th or 8th grade) of what to do for homework for each due date. Each choice is practicing a particular skill: reading, listening, speaking, writing and cultural awareness. You may choose what to focus on each time. So while it may feel to you like I am just keeping you busy, I am actually helping you advance one of your skills on your own.
It can be so hard to practice German outside of class when there is no one else to talk to and it is important that you find ways to do it regardless. A language lives from practice and use.
The picture here shows you the bulletin board that we have in class with some of your homework assignments that turned out really nice and serve as great examples for what a good finished product should look like. I also save the nicest flashcards in a box so that everyone can use them for review if you want to come to visit during RECAP or before/ after school. I love going through your finished work. The best thing about being a teacher is seeing what amazing things your students can do!