I want to share with you some of the small things that I'm doing in my classroom.
This week we had a lot of state testing, and I needed something to "fill" at a time when kids were finishing, but some kids were absent.
I created this "Science of the Olympics and Football." Kids loved it! Mine is focused on life science, but it could easily be modified for a different class.
The activity could also be given for homework or extra credit, and is very timely right now.
It is based on this resource from NBC.
Also, it is a great common core connection. The videos have transcripts, if you want students to be able to read the transcript. Text does not have to be only written text in a book. This is another great tool to build in relevancy, and text analysis skills.