I used to LOVE the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. My best friend and I were actually talking yesterday about when we went to New York got to attend a taping of his show. I still have a ping pong ball that Martin Short handed to me after a skit he did with Jimmy at the taping. Martin Short and Maya Rudolph were guests as was this guy and Leslie Odom Jr. who had apparently been in production of a little show called “Hamilton”. Maybe you’ve heard of it?
We got seated on the very front row. But in the corner. Behind all the cameras. This was all you were able to see of me on tv. Good thing I’m not ashamed to make a spectacle of myself. One second into the show and I was on my feet.
For the science curriculum at my school, third graders learn about the human body. In the five years that I’ve been teaching this, I have become pretty adept at adjusting the content to an age appropriate level. Where does Jimmy Fallon come in? Well, on Fridays, Jimmy does “thank you notes”.
When we learn about the circulatory system, it coincides with Valentine’s Day, so I have students write valentines or thank you notes to their hearts. It is always SUCH a funny assignment, and it hits a variety of skills-letter writing, personification, and science.
Did you notice the pun in that last one? I really can feel my impact on the next generation. This is a fun and easy assignment, and it can be adapted for so many subject areas.
Your heart-working blogger,