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Successful Winter Olympics

By
Ann DeVogel,   Cherryland Middle School
Play:
A Community Taste Test Event
Topics:
Community Involvement,  Physical Activity Participation
Successful Winter Olympics
This was a one day event that took a couple of weeks to complete. It included several different disciplines including Spanish, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, and Writing. Sixth grade students were assigned a country to represent during our Winter Olympic Event. They researched the demographics, and culture of their country then competed in a variety of events throughout the day. The closing ceremony included a taste testing event of foods from around the world. The focus was on being open-minded to different cultures, trying new experiences and foods, as well as having a positive mindset for the day.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Parent volunteers, teachers and students worked together to make the events and scoring of the stations accurate.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

This was particularly challenging because we had to postpone the event twice due to inclement weather. My goal was simply to host the event and have as many parents participate and join in on the day.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We are a global-minded school and the improvements that we have seen is just a better attitude towards trying new things including foods as well as activities.