Are you ready to celebrate the Winter Olympics starting on February 9th, 2018!?! This resource is a combination of several activities that you can do with your students to celebrate the games this winter and learning about different winter sports!
Below is a list of the different activities:
1. Overview of the Winter Olympics: Students vote for two class representatives to read a script on the morning announcements. Students fill out the ballot nominating two readers, and the two readers use the script to read information about the games this winter over the morning announcements. A great way to get the whole school informed and excited about the games!
2. Overview of South Korea- A one page summary about the host city. There is a one page Comprehension Check about key details from the article. Includes pictures of the South Korean flag.
3.Torches: Students will have a blast making their very own torches as a decoration, a keepsake, or to use in their own relay! There is a one page summary about the meaning behind this symbol.
4. Winter Sports Color Posters- There is a poster for each sport: snowboarding, skeleton, bobsled, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, ski jumping, skiing. These posters are great for introducing each sport or displaying on a bulletin board.
5. Winter Sports Flip Book – Students create their very own flip book, to learn about each of the different winter sports: snowboarding, skeleton, bobsled, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, ski jumping/skiing. There is a cover page and a back cover page. There is also a one page introduction to all the winter sports. There is an option for black and white graphics and graphics in color. (The color option is great to make a teacher example!) Detailed directions are included in this resource.
****FIrst grade students will most likely need to have the teacher read aloud the text on the pages of the flip book!****
I included 4 reading response pages you can use as a way to check your students' reading comprehension, after reading about the sports in the flip book. There is a page for:
*Main Idea and Supporting Details
*Compare and Contrast
*Key Details of the Text
6. Medal Bulletin Board Display- As you follow the coverage of the games starting in February, you can track the amount of medals that the countries in the lead win. Create an informative and creative bulletin board display by posting the flags and the medal count of the countries! Create a column for gold, silver, and bronze for each country. When a country wins a medal, place the picture of that medal in the correct column. This is a great way for your students to practice their graphing skills.
(Looking for a flag that is not included? Please email me and I can update the resource with a flag you would like.)
7. Winter Sports Mix and Match- This activity is a great way to check students’ comprehension! Students will cut the different images of the sports and match them to the name of the sport.
8. What is your favorite winter sport to watch? Student ask this survey question and graphs the responses by creating a vertical bar graph.
Thank you for checking out my resource! Please contact me with any questions!