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German 101 Lab 11 Online (Daily Routine)

German 101 Lab 11 Online (Daily Routine)


Students will get to learn about a German holiday for the Warm-up. They will answer questions in full sentences regarding their daily routines.

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Daily Routine

Description:  Students will get to learn about a German holiday for the Warm-up. They will answer questions in full sentences regarding their daily routines.

Proficiency Level:  Novice

Keywords: Daily routines, German, chores, meal times

World-Readiness Standards:

STANDARD 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

STANDARD 1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

COMM 1: Interact with others in the target language and gain meaning from interact

COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can talk about likes and dislikes.

  • I can discuss my daily routine.

  • I can ask and answer questions relating to my day.

Materials Needed:


St. Martin’s Tag

  • St. Martin’s Day is typically a Catholic celebrated holiday, but because of the festivities, many other people take part.
    • St. Martin’s Tag ist eine Katholische Feiertag, aber viele anderen machen mit.
  • Children will build their own lanterns.
    • Die Kinder basteln ihre eigen Laternen.
  • When it gets dark, they will illuminate their lanterns and begin the lantern parade. Families will walk together in the parade, sing songs, and children will go to doors collecting snacks, candy, and other small goodies. 
    • Wenn es dunkel ist, leuchten sie die Laternen, gehen Laternelaufen, und singen viele St. Martins Liedern.

Main Activity

Discussion Questions

  1. A card will be turned over, revealing a question. A student will read the question out loud for the others to answer.
    1. Eine Karte wird umgedreht und du sollst die Frage auf der Karte vorlesen.
  2. The other students answer the question in full sentences. 
    1. Die anderen Studenten beantworten diese Frage in ganzen Sӓtzen.

Then a new card will be revealed, repeating the whole process with a new student reading every time.

  1. Dann wird eine neue Karte umgedreht. Er/sie liest die Frage vor und die anderen Studenten antworten.


  • Wann steht ihr auf?

  • Wann schlaft ihr ein?

  • Was esst ihr zum Frühstück?

  • Wie kommt ihr zur Uni an?

  • Wann esst ihr Mittagsessen?

  • Was esst ihr zum Abendessen?

  • Wo ist das beste Essen in Boise?

  • Was sind eure Lieblingssüßigkeiten?

  • Wo kauft ihr essen?

  • Kocht ihr gern?

  • Was ist euer Lieblingsessen?

  • Wie entspannt ihr euch?


  1. What is something you do every day? 
    1. Was ist etwas, das du jeden Tag machst? 
  2. What do you have to do in your day that you don’t like to do?
    1. Was musst du in deinem Tag machen, das du nicht magst? 
  3. There is now a new weekday between Sunday and Monday. What would you do with this day/extra time?
    1. Es gibt jetzt einen neuen Tag in der Woche zwischen Sonntag und Montag. Was machst du mit dieser Zeit/diesem neuen Tag?