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The German forest was the focus of teaching in the grade 4 German class in the past few weeks. The students not only learned the distinction between coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests, but also the multi-layered vegetation and wildlife of the forest from the roots up to the treetops. For more information, students used the classroom iPads and acquired knowledge trough the German App “Waldfibel” (forest guide). The role of the forest as air and water filters has also addressed the question as to why the forests must be protected.
In addition, we read exciting forest stories and encouraged students to continue writing. Two students, Lisa and Jun-Maurice, wrote stories that they themselves experienced in the forest. This lesson topic fit our reading project "Ronia, the Robber's Daughter". We have been reading this book by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, since the beginning of the school year and there were many points of contact between Ronia's adventures in the enchanted Matt’s forest and our forest theme in the classroom.
All in all, the students had a lot of fun and were able to gather new knowledge, but also to bring in their own experiences.
by Marcus Boss