Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In 1492...

Today, I taught a Gr 4/5 class that was preparing for a test on explorers. I was teaching basic studying skills; how to predict questions and write out flashcards (surprisingly, not all of them got the concept of question on one side, answer on the OTHER side!).

One boy was preparing a few key facts about Christopher Columbus (country of origin: Italy, area explored: Bahamas, Cuba) and he got stuck on date of exploration. "1497?" he guessed. I told him he was close, but said, "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." "That's what the sub we had last week said!" he exclaimed. What a coincidence!

1 comment:

  1. Hey there Enviro Girl!
    We would love a Canadian Hankie in the mix! Can you supply your email to us? My email is, or you can leave it on the Swap--CHOO post!
    Thanks for playing,



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