O je, o je

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O je, o je

Contributor: Eva Lamb

Language of text: German
Type of text: Novel
Author or source: Traditional
Intended age of students: Key Stage 1/2
Source reference: O je, o je,
mein Zahn tut so weh.
Juchhe, juchhei!
Jetzt ist es vorbei!

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1. Read / say the rhyme with mime and movement (pointing at tooth; clapping hands with joy; looking miserable / cheerful)
2. children repeat, line by line, copying mime and movement
3. teacher (or a child) uses a different part of the body to vary the rhyme, e.g.
O je, o je,
mein Bauch tut so weh.
Juchhe, juchhei!
Jetzt ist es vorbei!

4. the rhyme could also be performed in assembly with groups of children performing – with different parts of the body

Child-appropriate way for internalising language

Memorise the German words for body parts
Internalising the phrase “…. tut weh”

Topics or themes:
body parts

idioms “tut weh …”; word order (verb inversion)

Kinaesthetic learning

How much time required:
20 minutes

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