The Hunger Games were dropped off this afternoon. I'm so excited! We've been reading a little bit here, a little bit there, but we haven't had enough for every kid. Needless to say, sharing is not the forte of every student... I think tomorrow will be a Hunger Games day. I want to be done by break so the other teachers can get to it before the movie comes out.
Class today went well. We're still comparing Judaism and Christianity. Next week we'll start on Islam.
One thing that came up in class today was the benefits of television. We talked about strength in unity, and the importance of having a homogeneous culture. This came up both in studying Judaism/Christianity, as well as today's reading in The Hunger Games.
It's late, and I have to put in a bunch of grades (video viewing guide)... so I'll save you from reading and discussing a ton.
Question of the day: Why did I say TV is a good thing? We talked about Sponge Bob in most classes. Do you remember?
One more question: In studying religion, I asked the question: "Have you ever played a game with the kid, only to have the kid change the rules on you in the middle? (I think I used the example of a kid making a "new base" in the middle of a game of tag...) What did that question have to do with the religions we're studying?
In order to get the extra credit, discuss those two questions and bring in a sheet of paper signed by the adult you discussed them with. Include the phrase: Bakers bake bread for Prim. Adults, by signing the paper, you're saying you really did discuss this with your kid. : )
I've been enjoying getting the extra credit slips of paper.