|Tacky and the Winter Games is a book I sent away for on Amazon to read the kids too. HERE is a link. Tacky is one of my all-time-favorite book characters. He is so funny and odd but always saves the day|
Here is the Sochi set of Winter Olympic Pictograms. I used these to put kids' face pictures on the "heads" as they choose their favorite Olympic Winter Sports. Check out HERE at this Flicker site for more pictures.
Sochi Winter Olympics depicted on our bulletin board.
Snowboarding was a favorite Olympic event of the boys and girls in my class.
We also did a class graph of favorite Winter Olympic Events and I think figure skating and snowboarding were winners.
I made up some SOCHI 2014 banners with the Olympic Rings for our Class bulletin board.
I used little "class picture" faces copied on the copy machine in black and white. Then I had a mom helper glue their face to their favorite or most admired winter sport.
So I had the kids also do a graph choosing their favorite of the Winter Olympic Sports. Boy did we have a lot of ski and snowboard lovers in our class! (I don't think anybody even KNOWS what a bobsled is! :D) HERE are some cute graphics I used to create our Class Olympics Graph. It was free on TPT. Some backround information and stationery is HERE from TPT. I forgot to take a picture.
|Olympic Torches out of paper cones covered in tinfoil. The flames are orange, red and yellow tissue paper squares.|
The best bunch of activities that I found for FREE was HERE at First Grade WOW. Thanks so MUCH! There was everything from Math to Nouns and Verbs and Wordsearches. She matched some activities to the cute Tacky the Penguin Book (My favorite Children's Book of all Time).
Their"Olympic" essays were a lot of fun to read. Some cute word wall vocabulary cards can be found HERE at TPT. My favorite stationery I found was HERE at TPT. It was soooo cute!
|Winter Olympics Writing and Olympic Torch Art.....|
HERE at activity village are the printable and free download of the Russian Nesting Dolls blackline. They turn out really cute! I've done them in the past when we had a rotation for Christmas Around the World and I presented Russia.
Russian Nesting Dolls I have at home from my trip to Russia a few years back.
I also showed them some travel brochure picture posters I made up of Russia with some of their cultural icons like the Onion Domed buildings, Their government leaders (Putin) and who their Santa Claus is! (Father Frost). And I will read them some of the stories of "Babushka" by Patricia Polacco because she depicts the Russian culture in her stories. Here are a few of her famous books.
I hope we bring home lots of gold this week at the Winter Olympics! Go Team U.S.A.