A Spark of Inspiration Blog Hop

22 February 2015
Welcome to your next stop (or first stop, or whatever) on A Spark Of Inspiration Blog Hop.  We're celebrating our new name/redesign with giveaways and freebies and figured the best way to do it would be a good old-fashioned blog hop!  You remember those right?

Special thanks to Whitney, The Crazy School Teacher, for sending you here.  Make sure to complete the hop and grab up a bunch of freebies along the way.  You can also enter the rafflecopter for a couple of great prizes seen below, but make sure you make it around the entire HOP!  Close the circle.


Now--Grab my freebie, Insect Intrigue.
Kids. Love. Bugs.
It's a portion from my PBL, Discovery in the Rainforest.



Next up is Angela at Lucky Little Learners.  Enjoy!



a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Point of View with the Hump Day Camel

08 February 2015
It occurred to me that GEICO has been making some amazing commercials for teaching point-of-view...and I blame it all on those HUMP DAY camels.

You've seen the original commercial (below) and probably have kids running through school screaming "hump day" every Wednesday.


This second one is from the camel's point of view.  It might be even funnier, partly because it pokes fun at their self-created phenomenon and the camels look down-right frustrated.



These two 30 seconds commercials are the perfect examples of how point of view works.  Students can quickly recognize the differences, compare and contrast, and understand the how and why of POV.

Next time you're looking to teach POV, I'd suggest using these commercials.  And make sure you teach it on a Wednesday.



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