Donna has sent in this great feedback for the What do you think of …? lesson.
This turned out to be a really exciting lesson. I divided the board into 3 parts: the “What do you think of THIS, the HIM and HER. It could get a bit confusing if the kids aren’t familiar with THIS-IT, HIM-HE and HER-SHE but they catch on fast. Here the kids can add a lot of new adjectives – the best ones were: crazy, stupid, bad, ugly, beautiful,super, delicious, terrible (if you use food cards). I passed out the cards and everyone put a card on the board and gave an opinon, “I think it’s/he’s/she’s . . .” Cool clip art figures get a good rating (a lot of adjectives!) Sometimes it’s a short discussion if a monster is a IT or a HIM. For homework they had to draw 4 pictures on the worksheet. This was a real surprise. They were so excited to show me their drawings. Scenes from movies, figures from computer games, books, rock stars, etc. One boy brought in his hard rock/heavy metal CD and we listened to it. Sometimes I bring in a box of flea market junk, pass out the objects and let the kids ask each other. This is a lot of fun.
Have you tried this lesson yet?
P.S. there’s also a Him/Her song on the beta test forum!