Idea by Martina, a 3rd Grade Teacher, from Rio Rancho, NM.
To celebrate the Olympics, we ask each of our students to represent a country that corresponds with his or her family’s country of origin. We then have students research the flags from their countries and have them render them on construction paper so they can display them in our Parade of Nations. We also hold our own competitive Olympic events including ball dribbling, one leg balancing, jump roping and hula hooping. Students win ribbons for their respective countries. We compare the classroom country results with those of the actual Olympics.
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