Friday, August 17, 2012

TLS Olympics 2012

London wasn't the only hotspot for Olympic fever in the last month. Many Little School classes got into the spirit with their own Olympic happenings.

TLS Campers made an Olympic arena out of the magic tree, complete with uneven bars (aka a bent tree), a balance beam/vault, and a volleyball/beachball court. There was even a NASCAR track... still yet to be an Olympic sport, but one can hope (come on Rio 2016!) Campers designed their own gold/silver/bronze medals, and looked fab-u-lous sporting their constructions.

Up and down the halls of the yellow building, student's flew flags of their own designs. Amy's class did a two week Olympic study where they celebrated both team USA and all the countries and  cultures of the world.  Amy writes:

"Each day we compared the weather in London and Hillsborough and talked about it would affect the athletes and the fans.  We painted Olympic rings and talked about how the 5 colors represent the colors on the flags of the countries participating in the games, and also the original five areas of the world where the athletes came from.  We read many books about the Olympics including Magic Tree House: Hour of the Olympics which taught us a lot about Ancient Greece.  In housekeeping we pretended to open stores and restaurants for in London and in blocks we tried to make an Olympic pool, stadiums, and even Buckingham Palace!  We also kept track of the Team USA Medal count and talked about many different sports and athletes in the games."

Amy's class joined up with Lori/Laura's class, as well as Dana's Pre-K for a big Olympic field day. Kids began the event with a parade through all five playgrounds to rival London's opening ceremonies. Soggy weather was nothing to these athletes. The kids took part in all sorts of Olympic events, such as rings, tumbling, relays, balancing, and even the ever tricky Olympic bubble blowing. Many thanks to the parent volunteers who helped the event run smoothly.
As for the rest of the world, watch out for the Olympians of the future... TLS has the gold in bubble blowing wrapped up!

1 comment:

  1. My daughter Olivia loved, loved, loved the Olyimpic games played with her classmates! She was so excited about the medal she painted in Ms. Amy's class! What a fun experience for our preschoolers!


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