Awhile ago when I found out that the 8th graders were going to see The Hunger Games tomorrow morning (on its opening day), I screamed "I volunteer! I VOLUNTEER to go to the hunger games!" (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you should watch the trailer.)
Basically, if you're me, this is the Best Field Trip Ever. I volunteer to chaperon, you bet. I loved those books by Suzanne Collins, and have turned into a Hunger Games geek.
What will the class do tomorrow after we get back? We'll take this short quiz on world hunger, from the World Food Programme. Should we win one of the 5 signed posters after taking the quiz, we'll have a discussion about the best way to handle the prize:
1. Draw a name from the class, and he/she keeps the poster (or sells it on eBay as some have sworn to do.)
2. Sell the poster on eBay and donate the proceeds to world hunger. (Swear to god that they came up with this, not me.)
|Red velvet batter is gross and scary|
And then we will decorate cupcakes. (If you wonder what this has to do with anything, you should read the book.) So, today, on my second snow day in a row, I made 4 dozen cupcakes to take to school tomorrow. The colors of fire: half red velvet, half yellow. This is gonna be so much fun.