We started our Algebra 2 review today by boarding a “flight” to Europe. My plan is to visit a country a day, with an activity and a snack as a tie in with the topic we are reviewing.
Last week I created as Sign Up Genius for each of my classes, asking parents if they would be willing to donate snacks for the review unit. The response was overwhelming! The freezer at school is full of Italian Ice for our Venice Gondola races next week, and I’ve been busy stuffing goldfish and Swedish fish into baggies for this week. One of my 3 sections completely filled up the Sign Up Genius, and the other two are pretty full.
Some of my students have flown and some have not. I thought it would be fun to show a video of a flight attendant reviewing the safety instructions that you typically see at the beginning of every flight. Delta and Air New Zealand have about a dozen different videos (there’s a Hobbit themed one and a Holiday one with Santa & some elves 🙂 I decided on this one by Delta (I especially like the girls with the Jenga game and the “No Cartwheels” sign). The kids definitely got a kick out of it.
We had Goldfish crackers as our “in-flight” food today. One of my parents sent in the individually packaged ones so that was a breeze. Tomorrow my other two sections will have them from baggies that I will finish filling up tonight. Kids enjoyed the Goldfish as I reviewed the most frequently missed problems on the district assessment that they finished up during our last class.
Next stop: Snorkeling!