Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Winter Olympics

Will you be teaching about the Winter Olympics?  We will be!!  All day my team brainstormed ideas; we wanted to do outdoor Olympics, indoor Olympics, and we just kept getting crazier and crazier!! Finally, as I was talking with my assistant, we both had this idea to bring our Wii’s to school in a few weeks and have the kids try their hands at skiiing, curling, ice skating, and the Penguin Ice Berg game (love it even though it frustrates me to no end!!).  We thought this would be a great way to tie our theme of Healthy Bodies together with the Olympics.

We will also be sharing information about Canada and track the journey of the torch across the world.  In addition, as fate would have it, we started reading Magic Tree House #16 today: Hour of the Olympics, so we will be talking about the differences between the Olympics now and in Ancient Greece.  We will also compare the sports in the Winter events to those in the Spring Olympic Games and those in the Para-Olympics.  I will also be completing an ABC Time chart to assess what the children are learning and what interests them about the Olympics.

Do you have any ideas??  Share them here (post them in the comments below).  I’ll pick 3 random posters to receive a copy of my Farmer’s Market Snowflake theme.  You have until Monday, February 15th to post your comment! 🙂

Kristen 😉

HASTI participants

If you are looking for the information from our HASTI presentation, you’ve come to the right place!

General Science Sites:


Animal Tracks:

LWS Animal tracks

Fir Trees:

LWS Fir Trees

math/science fir trees

5 Senses

LWS Planning Sheet

Click to find the LWS Planning Sheet you received in our workshop

You can e-mail me (Kristen Poindexter) at if you have any questions or can’t find something! 🙂

Kristen 😉

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