Monday, April 14, 2014

SpongeBob on Trial for Murder?!?

Since 1999, kids have been loving SpongeBob SquarePants so what better way to open up a persuasive unit then to have him on trial for murdering Mr. Krabs.  Thanks to Arik Durfee and his lesson on TPT!  I raided the local party store for all things SpongeBob.  In order to create the feeling of being under the sea, I put up plastic blue tablecloths in the drop ceiling.  With help from the school librarian, it took about an hour to put six cloths.  Thankfully I used them for two previous days for being in out of space for our analysis of Louis L'Amour's persuasive essay, Final Frontier.

As usual, I blocked the windows so no one could see what awaited them inside the room.  As students arrived, I popped only my head out the door with my mask on to welcome them to Bikini Bottom.  Students were given a slip of paper that had one of the characters on it which directed them to their seats.  



I projected the Krusty Krab onto the whiteboard since it was the crime scene. 

Using the Relax Melodies app on my computer, I had the underwater sound playing during the entire analysis of the crime scene, witness testimony, and the trial.  The pictures can't begin to tell you how it actually felt like you were under the water.  Teachers from all over the building came to the room to see and feel the experience.

The underwater sound and the excitement from the students made it the best #tlap experience to date!

1 comment:

  1. do you mind if i ask what season this episode is from? and what is the title of the episode?