Vote for this Best Practice | Email to a Friend

Teacher: Moreen Ferdie who teaches at St. Cyril School in Tucson, AZ. Moreen Ferdie can be contacted at Moreen_Ferdie@juno.com.

Name of Best Practice: Tribute to the Summer Olympics

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To promote the spirit of the summer Olympics by providing students with an afternoon of games and festivities that are intended to mirror the actual summer games.

Suggested Grade Level: K-8

Materials Needed: Art supplies to create flags from various countries and equipment for games or activities.

Tribute to the Summer Olympics

As part of an annual event called "games week", teachers at St. Cyril School recently planned an afternoon event entitled, "Tribute to the Summer Olympics". The purpose of this event was to enhance each student's knowledge of the Olympic games by providing them with meaningful activities.

Before the actual event each class was chosen to represent a different country. Students were given an opportunity to learn about that country in their classroom. Additionally each class created a flag that represented their country.

On the day of the event, students took part in an opening ceremony. These ceremonies included a flag parade, torch run, and Olympic oath. At the conclusion of these preliminary exercises, students were provided with a variety of events to participate. These events included the standing broad jump, running long jump, softball throw (for shot put), Frisbee throw (for discus), and an obstacle course.

Vote for this Best Practice
(Any Practice receiving 5 Votes earns Blue Ribbon Status on PEC)

Email this best practice!


Posted on PEC: 10/7/2001 and has received 82 votes.

Post a Comment:

Let others know how this idea went when you implemented/tried it with your kids. Include any variations, suggested teaching tips, positive comments, etc. so others can benefit from your tips. Please be helpful and positive with all comments. Look below to see all posted comments.

 

Name:
Comments:
  Type the numbers you see in the image on the right in the box below:
  This Is CAPTCHA Image

Previous Comments:

There are currently no comments to display. Be the first to add a comment!


[Back to Best Practices Menu]