The Super Bowl plays a fairly significant role in the culture of the United States. For many, it is a big deal, with watch parties, a lot of food and staying up or out late on a Sunday night (Sunday nights out are not particularly common during the school year for most of my teacher friends). In my house, the Super Bowl is not a big deal. My husband loves soccer and tennis. Today, my kids were excited to watch Egypt play in the African Cup of Nations final today (spoiler alert they lost).
Super Bowl Sunday is otherwise just like any other Sunday here. Yesterday, we had a family movie night, watching a movie I had enjoyed as a kid, ‘Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’. Today, at around 6pm, around the time the Super Bowl started, my daughter decided we should watch the Tim Burton version, starring Johnny Depp - ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. So, that is what we did during the first half of the Super Bowl. By the time the movie was finished, it was halftime, so I got the kids to bed, watched Lady Gaga perform. Then, I needed something to do, so here I am.
First, I decided to re-read a blog I had read the other day from Laura Sexton, aka, Sra. Spanglish of PBL in the TL talking about ‘Taking a chill pill’. I thought maybe I would write my own thoughts on a similar subject. And, low and behold, she had a new blog post that grabbed my attention immediately. I have been posting about my fondness for #BookSnaps and Bitmojis (my students are obsessed). Laura happened to post about using Seesaw to have students create memes. Now, I am going to work on generating some memes this week. With my ninth graders, the memes will relate to chapter 6 of our class novel Felipe Alou: Desde los valles a las montañas. This chapter seems like it could lend itself to some memes, so I am excited to see what they come up with. I hope they have as much enthusiasm as they have had with the #BookSnaps so far. I’ll share some here in a few days.
And, not to leave out my AP Spanish Language and Culture classes, we are beginning our unit on ‘La vida contemporánea’ and are going to be watching the film ‘Entre nos’ this week. I may have them create memes related to the movie. Or, I could save the memes for chapter 5 of our Book Club Friday selection, ‘La Ciudad de las Bestias’ by Isabel Allende.
So, thank you, Laura, for inspiring me. The game is almost over, and being a teacher, it is getting to be very close to my Sunday night bedtime. Apparently, the game just got very interesting. Go Falcons!
High school Spanish teacher in NJ. Google for Education Certified Trainer. Always looking to try new things in my classes. Technology junkie.