Sunday, November 11, 2007

German Homework

At least once a week I get a call from Tamara, on behalf of one of the kids, or one of the kids themselves. This call is to discuss today's German homework and to help them figure out something that is a bit complex, or a word that is new.

On Thursday, Tamara called to ask what this word meant: "das Moos"

For those scoring at home, it means moss. You know, that green fuzzy stuff that grows in shady spots in the woods.

The homework question, below a picture of a lady standing in a garden/yard, was: "Ist mama im Moos?" In English: Is mom standing in moss?

Hannah answered yes. I would have said yes too based on how much moss we have in our backyard.


Martina said...

You need to aeriate (vertikutieren auf deutsch) your lawn - I think it's not too late to do it this year. You'll think you ruined the grass, but next Spring it'll grow back nicely.

Or you can just leave it like we usually do ;-)

Gardner said...

good point. I haven't done that since moving in, but we did it in back home every other year or so.

I didn't think about it for moss, but that's a good idea.

March 2007