Happy Friday (and happy almost spring break to most people and me!) We ended up with a snow day on Wednesday which was a nice surprise. My son literally yelled “FINALLY!” while walking in the snow. I am posting my news early this week because next week, I am off to Disney World with my son and parents! I am thrilled and also a bit scared of the crowds, but I know we will have fun. This week, you can find me over at Comprehensible Online talking about my favorite tech tools to provide input to students. In the meantime, check out these posts:
- Lynne posted some of her favorite five post reading activities on our EdCampCIVa blog.
- This week, two new teachers have started blogs! Check out Robyn’s and Carrie’s newest blogs.
- This post has some fun apps that can lighten up your class this time of year.
- Also, this game is a fun variation on reviewing reading.
Posts from the past two weeks:
- Comics in Spanish!
- A view into what was happening in my classes
- Why not edit the text?
- Interpretive reading for technology
- How my interpretive reading has evolved
- A cloze activity for the song Viven
For the news this week, I included:
- The Peruvian President’s resignation
- The first Starbucks store is opening in Uruguay
- Mexican Pre-Columbian statues are returned from Germany
- One school in Colombia is banning sugary drinks
- The Davis Cup and the Uruguayan tennis player Pablo Cuevas
While I didn’t put together a packet due to my spring break, you may want to buy an old packet if you would like more activities to do with them. While some of them are specific to the news articles, you can get ideas to apply to these articles. I think these articles would lend to some good discussion about if students think that schools should be able to ban sugary drinks. The article quoted that most students drink about 2 sodas a day. It would be interesting to survey your classes and see if they match. Also, you can look up or have students explore on their own Starbucks cafés in other countries. Hope you enjoy them!