Category Archives: Kindy 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! 🙂
I’ve been too busy to post regularly, what with the end of the school year and the start of the summer of learning for me! 🙂 Here’s what June looks like for me (already–and it’s not even here yet!!) June 1-5 and 10-12 Science Academy (I’m returning for a 3rd year) June 8th is open and June 9th, I’m learning about Open Court and the possibility of using it in our schools next year for Interventions. June 15th, I’m presenting a workshop, June 16th, another one-day workshop offered by our district and then June 17th-19th and June 22nd-26th, I’m taking a General Economics Workshop for 3 credits. Oh, and on May 29th and 30th, I’m taking International Bacculeraute (sp?) training so that I can incorporate it into my classroom (we’re going k-12).
In the meantime, this week, we’ve been reading 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed–why did I choose this book?? Because we’re all so excited about the end of the school year, we’ve been acting like a bunch of Monkeys! 🙂
Monday, we took a picture walk and then read the story, we also started a Predictable Chart titled…Monkeys…
Tuesday, we listened to the book on tape and played some games and sung some songs that were on the reverse side of the tape. We also started a KWL chart about Monkeys. The children knew a little bit about Monkeys, and ended up with some great questions that they “Wondered” about.
Wednesday, we were supposed to go on a field trip to our local park, but it got rained out, so instead we watched A Bugs Life! 🙂 It was a fun time!
Thursday, we read another book about Monkeys, filled in some of the “l’s” on our KWL chart and then we read a book about Lemurs…which led to Madagascar…which led to me agreeing to watch it tomorrow afternoon! 🙂 In the morning we are having our Kindy Olympics.
We have 7 different stations set up and the children (with the help of LOTS of parents) will play their way through the events–just for fun, no competition! We will have a parachute, trikes, relay races, bean bag tossing, jump ropes, obstacle course, and kickball. We’ve never done it this way before–we usually have the Kindy 500 (since we’re here in Indiana!), but we wanted to change things up a bit for us and them this year!