I am hoping that you (my ever so brilliant students) have been following the news and know that on May 2nd, Canada is having a federal election. Before an election, the candidates work extremely hard at trying to convince Canadians to vote for him/her. One way to get all of the candidates messages across is to hold a debate and that is exactly what is happening tonight. I hope you tune in, even for just a bit.
I am going to try something new here today and begin a "current events" post - with hopefully more to follow. I found an excellent article from Teaching Kids the News and I would like you to comment/answer questions on it. Look for my annotations as well as others and tell me what you think. By the way, this is an excellent website to keep you up-to-date on all current events. Be sure to check it out in your free time. I guarantee you will read something interesting here.
I have included the article here. If you are having trouble reading the embedded version, click here. Read it and "annotate" away!