Warning- this post contains a (mildly) graphic image. Proceed with caution.
Some freaky things are going on lately. First Martina Bex posts about the human tooth in her taco salad! and now this…
Saturday morning, early, I ventured to the kitchen to make a cup of tea. As I walked through the living room I thought to myself, “hmmm…. I don’t recognize that dog toy”. Upon further inspection, I discovered THIS on my living room floor:
We have one outdoor only cat. No dog door. All doors and windows were locked. The dogs were locked in our room all night.
As the investigation progressed, I kept friends and family apprised on Facebook:
Elicia Cárdenas from The Deskless Classroom suggested it become Monday’s lesson plan- so here we go!! If you’re looking for some compelling Spanish, focusing on rooms of the house and high frequency verbs, feel free to share the mystery with your kiddos too!
(The upper level ones has lots of Si Clauses and additional clues)
Wanna take it a step further?! Spanish Teachers…show the ppt to your classes, get their opinions, then make us a flip grid video presenting your class’s theory. We’ll get a collection of TEACHER videos (in SLOW and COMPREHENSIBLE) Spanish, explaining your theory. In your video, introduce yourself, where you teach and what you believe happened. THEN, we’ll all be able to use the collection of teacher videos with out classes as another way to give them even more input!! Kiddos will be able to listen and comment if they agree or disagree with each theory. Fun, right?! (Remember to think about what would be comprehensible to YOUR Students and YOUR classes as you make your video!)
After we’ve got a handful of teacher videos, I’ll pass along the student link so your kiddos can hear other class theories from around the globe. Check back in a week or so! Thanks!!
The cool thing about teaching with Comprehensible Input is that you can talk about anything- the Virginia-Auburn Final Four game, prom coming up next weekend, bunny remnants on my living room floor-anything…so long as it’s compelling and comprehensible!
Monday I have my first formal observation with my new evaluator. We met on Friday to talk about my lesson plan- which is now no longer my plan! We’re going to discuss the mystery of the bunny! It’s a risky move… could be a disaster or could be awesome! Wish me luck!!
And here’s part 2, if you’re following along!