The Olympics always make for a wonderful classroom theme. From a couple of days to an extensive study, the GAMES provide a way for us to engage kids and incorporate some stellar character trait lessons. The WINTER GAMES fall at an especially critical time. Coming off of the Winter Break, many kids need a little review when it comes to proper behavior. Looping in the upcoming Olympic Games to help set the stage for “gold medal” behavior is a no-brainer. Keep reading to learn more.
MEDAL UP CLASS PROJECT
WEAVE IN THE STANDARDS
While you’re at it, why not toss a corresponding writing/craft activity that will elicit some positive student reflection (with a hint of cute)? With my firsties, I like to my students them to compose a paragraph on how they can be their “best selves.” My topic sentence . . . There are three ways that I can be a “gold medal student” at school. How you like them torches? It all ties together with a neat little bow. This is a generic olympic idea . . . so don’t forget to bring it out at the beginning of the year for those Summer Games. It’s a great INTRODUCTION or REVIEW of behavior expectations.