No, this is not a sequel to my recent post about Ramona Quimby...it's about the SUPERBOWL, duh!
Here in New Jersey, many of us are split between the Giants and Jets. (Hopefully you know that they play in the same stadium...in NEW JERSEY!) Needless to say, we were pumped up on Friday in school and all weekend to see the Giants beat the Patriots.
I read the kids Teammates by Tiki and Ronde Barber, twin brothers and NFL players. (Tiki was a Giant and my copy of the book was autographed at the Yogi Berra Museum!)
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Each child wrote a 3 paragraph story about football using a speculative writing prompt. Students who didn't have much knowledge of the subject were given a word splash and the opportunity to write about a problem and solution on the way to or from the game or at the stadium (such as we got a flat tire, I couldn't find the bathroom, I didn't have enough money to buy both souvenirs I wanted, etc.)
We used this football graphic organizer from The Mailbox.
We listened to this song, called "Underdog" by the Lost Trailers, and hoped our Giants would Dream Big just like we do....and it worked!
We practiced our salsa moves like Victor Cruz (yes, I'm nuts like that),
did football math, and completed a speculative writing prompt (which I'll add here tomorrow) about a problem at a football game... Needless to say, many of the kids wrote about the Giants completing a last minute comeback to win the game... foreshadowing or what?