Today's challenge: to write 100 words on some aspect of the Winter Olympics. Due on Tuesday, Feb. 7th.
We brainstormed some ideas about the athletes. As a mind set - I asked them to write 10 qualities an Olympic Athlete might possess. I shared some newspaper articles, presented a 'high interest/low vacab. read a few bios aloud, a book on snowboarding, available on the RBC website or the CBC.ca websites.

We had a discussion about: the difference between amateur and professional athletes, the hours of practice, dedication and effort.