We started our legislative branch unit in government this week. Before we can really get into things, I try to lay a foundation of what the branch is about, how it functions, and its different parts. Today, we discussed the House of Representatives. I gave the class a map of Georgia, and we all drew the 14 districts, which led to conversations about apportionment and gerrymandering.
One of my students looked dazed. She was obviously in deep thought. I asked her what was wrong and she exclaimed, "Y'ALL, THE HUNGER GAMES IS REAL!!!!" Then another student screamed, "I WISH I LIVED IN THE 12th DISTRICT! THERE MIGHT BE A REAL KATNISS! AND MORE DISTRICTS!"
I cried I laughed so hard. I literally couldn't wait to get to lunch to tell the other teachers. I hope this little girl was showing me how she applied her new knowledge today, instead of totally dazing out as soon as I said 14 districts!
A few nights ago, I tried a new salad out for dinner! I found the recipe in a magazine but needed to make some adjustments. It turned out to be very good. There was so much flavor! I would definitely recommend giving it a try!
Brussels Sprout Salad
One bag of fresh brussels sprouts
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 tbsp Splenda brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Using either a chopper, food processor, or knife, shred the brussels sprouts. Whisk the next five ingredients together. Pour over the shredded brussels sprouts and toss until covered.
Refrigerate until serving and ENJOY!