Throughout the week, we read more about the Ancient Olympics and compared it to what we already knew about the modern Olympics and what had and hadn't changed. (Perfect opportunity for a Venn diagram.) In addition, we chose 7 "sports" to include in our class
Olympics, wrote the rules for them (functional writing), created record-keeping forms, and chose which ones to participate in. On Friday afternoon, we began the festivities, which included the following sports: running, paper basketball (throwing wadded up paper into the trash can), arm wrestling,
thumb wrestling, hitting a volleyball (how many times you could hit it with
out dropping it), twister and musical chairs. (Again, these were all chosen by the kids.)
Everything went great (if not a little noisy). The kids loved it. I took pictures the whole time, and we even had a medal ceremony in which bronze, silver and gold medal winners got their medals and got their pictures taken :-) A good time was had by all!
I think that definitely qualifies as a "good teacher" moment :-)