Being a huge football fan gives me plenty to talk about with my second graders. The boys find it so funny that I love football as much as I do. During the season we have many conversations about the games that we watch and the performances of our respective teams. On Friday I decided to see where we stand in terms of our picks for the Super Bowl. We, as a class, are overwhelmingly cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. I am a Seahawks fan for a few reasons. One of the reasons, Russell Wilson. Another reason, my husband is a Seakhawks fan. Finally, well, I love their uniform colors. (Just kidding.) It was not an easy road for them this year and I am glad that they were able to persevere. I have also enjoyed watching my favorite craft store, Ben Franklin Arts and Crafts of Redmond, show their support. They have offered many make and takes this week for all those sporting the #12. It has been fun to watch!
We didn’t stop there. Phil is supposed to show his furry self on Monday morning and I was wondering how my students felt about Phil and his shadow. The results are in, and I think the votes are close. Some students voted that he will not see his shadow because they are ready for winter to be over. A few voted that way because we have been studying about light and shadow and they understand the relationship between sunny days and shadow spotting. I cheated. I looked at the forecast. Rain and snow predicted hence the no shadow vote!