“I can´t believe it,” Martina said unhappily looking out of the window. None of us could. It was the middle of April, but it was snowing heavily. Normally, we enjoy temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius at this time of the year. But not this year.
The school celebrated Earth Day today and we were supposed to take our classes out.
“We are going to freeze there,” I said.
Martina looked really depressed.
“I don´t want to get ill.”
“It´s fine. We will survive and if not, we will take a week off,” I tried to joke.
“I would rather stay inside, but I don´t know what to do with them here.”
“Let´s go out, we will show them some plants and trees and then we will come back.”
Martina was silent.
“OK, decided! Let´s go. The sooner we start, the sooner we return.”
“Couldn´t we stay in?” Martina asked again. I was getting impatient.
Jane, another colleague entered the office.
“What´s up?” she asked.
“Martina doesn´t want to go out. She is like a small child.”
“You that thick?” Jane asked me.
“Sorry? What’s going on?”
“He doesn´t know?” Jane turned to Martina.
“What are you talking about?” I said.
“Can I tell him?”
“I am expecting a baby,” Martina said quietly. “I cannot get ill.”
I was dumbstruck. I didn´t know what to say. “Congratulations!!!” I managed in the end.
We didn´t go out that Earth Day and we did the following Jeopardy game with our class instead.
Earth Day – Quiz
Seat the students into groups with the same number of people in them. It works very well if students work in pairs or in groups of three. Bigger groups are often noisy.
Each group prepares a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.
The first group chooses one of the questions and you display it by clicking on it. Read the question and all the groups write their answers on the paper. Click the slide and the correct answer appears. Each group which wrote the correct answer get the appropriate number of points. It is ideal to play the game for 30 minutes as the students lose interest later on.
Reward the winning team.
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