Tuesday, January 3, 2012
9 days and counting...
The map pictured is hanging on the wall of my classroom. My 7th graders did Paris presentations. Each of them were given a landmark, museum, or monument to research. We then put together a Voice Thread, making it into a commercial for Paris. It was a fun project. They had to bring in a picture of their place, I laminated them, and then they placed them on the map. I will leave it up until after the spring break trip in March so that my 8th graders have a visual of the way the city is laid out. Will it sink in? Will it make sense to them? Who knows? Will we have fun? Absolument! Okay, back to listening to the soundtrack for Midnight in Paris (Cole Porter is singing at the moment) and plotting my stay in the City of Light...
Les cuisses de grenouille? Frog legs? Peut-être.
La soupe à l'oignon? Oui!
La Closerie des lilas? It was one of Hemingway's hangouts. It's near my hotel in the 14th.
A visit to Le Panthéon for the first time to see where Victor Hugo and Marie Curie are buried?
Maybe a stroll along the Canal Saint-Martin? I've never been there either.
An outdoor food market I've never been to?
Bon appétit, Paris daydreaming!