I talked to a cashier at Safeway the other day who got up at 3 a.m. to watch an event live and was veeeerrry tired at work when I saw her.
Seems crazy to me when there is so much instant replay!
Anywho, our student teacher, has been doing an Olympic unit in gym with both my class and the class next door.
We made torn paper collage Canadian flags in a community art lesson. Students got to watch the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics on the smart board while they created. Which was very cool since they were all very wee when it happened!
Then our two classes did an Olympic walk one morning on our way to gym. It was so cute. The students waved their flags proudly as they paraded past the office. There were Canadian and Olympic flag bearers and everything!
Once at the gym, we sang Oh Canada and then did our own version of the opening ceremonies around the gym to raucous cheers of "Go Canada Go!!!!"
Then our student teacher put up a display on the wall near the parking lot (A bulletin board that has been empty since we moved into the school. Well, not anymore! Our community is calling dibs!!!)
And, right there is another reason why I am loving having this student teacher. She has brought a new perspective to activities - a fresh eye through which I can see.
I would never have thought of doing this activity. For one thing, I am not an Olympic (or any other sporting event) lover. For another thing, I do not like teaching gym (that's why I traded my gym for art!!!) How lucky the students are to have had the experience of this Olympic unit. I am glad that she was here to think of it and teach it.
And equally glad that I won't have to think about it for another 4 years!