I was up FAR too late last night, and caught the Google home page change to the image of the Canadian penny just after midnight. Today is the last day the Canadian penny will be distributed. I knew this was a current event I wanted to discuss in class, so I whipped up a little assignment for my students. Students integrate their reading, writing, and math skills to create a nonfiction article about the penny, complete with text features.
I've uploaded it to google docs, so if you think you have the time to squeeze this one in with your class, grab yourself a copy. Just click HERE or on the picture to get the link.