We've been working on Alphabet Books with Grade 4 for the past few weeks, and today we tackled the letters L, M, and N. First we brainstorm a list of words that start with each letter, then each table chooses one to write a sentence about and illustrate.
Teacher: Ok, so what starts with the letter N?
Learner: Nice... noisy... ninja!
Teacher: Yes, ninja starts with N. Good. Now think of a sentence using the word "ninja".
Learner (without missing a beat): Bruce Lee is a ninja.
I will never, ever understand the way in which Bruce Lee and Jean Claud Van Damme have infiltrated Zulu culture.