This week we are wrapping up a unit on entertainment, including music, that has a strong emphasis on expressing opinions. We also live in the heart of basketball country, with three teams within an hour of us that are participating in the NCAA tourney this week. As a result, basketball brackets are plentiful and predicting your team’s success is a hobby.
Inspired by a similar activity in Teach Like a Pirate, we decided to create a bracket based on popular Spanish songs. Most are popular according to charts like Billboard; others are popular in our class. On our stations day yesterday, one of the stops was to pick up a bracket sheet and to use the iPads to listen to the songs. You can get a copy of the sheet here: Plain music bracket. Today we followed up by having students create their own questions and then having them chat about their preferences. Later in the week we will see what songs were the top vote getters, and then will probably do some activities with the winner.
Are your kids excited about March Madness?