Some new Kindergarten classes started their German learning journey this term! In celebration, I have given them all a small Schultüte, (school bag) which is something children in Germany receive on their first day of school!
Starting school in Germany is a significant milestone, just as it is here, but it’s possibly even more important. The family will celebrate together, and the new student will receive a Schultüte packed with treats and things they need, including a backpack.
If you’d like to read more about it, we read together from here.
I hope you check back in regularly to see what we are learning!
It’s not long until our WinterFest! I hope you can join us for some European Wintry Fun! Keep an eye out for information in the Newsletter!
Have you seen the German Tree in the Library?
It looks like a true Winterbaum! It is covered in glitzende Schneeflocken that Year 2 made for me.
Winter = Winter
Baum = tree
Glitzende = glittering
Schneeflocke = snowflake
This is the name of a song you know quite well: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
We are learning this in German in Kindergarten.
We heard a German story called “Sterntaler” – it is a fairy tale about a girl who gives away everything she has, but then stars fall from the sky to give her new clothes and coins.
Here is a shadow puppet show of the story (in German). We listened to an English explanation in class.
Here is a link to a lovely sing-along video of the song.
Welcome to German!
In Kindergarten this year we will have a fabulous time learning German together through games, songs and other activities.
Whenever we watch a video or learn a song at school, I will share it with you on this blog so you can join in at home.
Starting school in Germany is a very exciting and important adventure. Families celebrate with a special party, cake, and a very special gift called a Schultüte.