Are you looking forward to the Olympics? Aren’t we all? Nothing like curling up with the family, the TV, and some American pride! 🇺🇸
Or you could have each student make their own imaginary country with flag and what talent they have that would be Olympic-medal-worthy – like Legos, Mindcraft, cupcake-making, selfie-taking. Yes, you will get the ones that say they aren’t good at anything, but that’s why this is a great community-building activity! (*My little hint: do an interest survey ahead of time to reference for suggestions!) Do those paragraphs and then host a walk-through to introduce your team!
Sports Close Reads
Need to be more curriculum-driven? Do geography of the countries participating. Do probabilities of athletes winning. Graph medals earned from a handful of countries. Use those language skills to tweet or email US athletes questions – they are expected to interact!
Mix Sports & Competition into your Routine
All those vocab words, spelling tests, and math facts getting monotonous? This is the perfect time to make a competition out of it. Every word or math fact right in the review game is a chance to take a shot to shoot a goal with your pool noodle stick and dish sponge puck. You can even cross-classroom (country) ski with wrapping paper tube poles and pool noodle skates cut to fit and rubber-banded to feet or go the simple route with the Olympic ring toss!