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Students will rotate through a variety of "Olympic" activities and record their results.
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
Twelve Snails to One Lizard by Susan Hightower
How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller
Discuss how it is important for athletes to have healthy bodies. When they train for the Olympics they must work and practice. They must also eat correctly. Show some pictures of famous Olympians. Read the story. Explain the various Olympic activities. Show them how they will record their information on their recording sheets. Divide the students in teams. Have the teams go to their various stations. Teams will rotate through the stations until all the teams have completed each station. Discuss the results of the various activities and the unit of measurement for each station.
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
4. Develop physical skills and proper hygiene.
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
Symbolization, data collection and interpretation, investigation, form conclusions
Invitation to Learn
Read the story Jump, Kangaroo, Jump.
More activities could be added, and some may need to be adapted for those with disabilities. Nonstandard or standard forms of measurement can be used. (Do not use metric measurement.) Can be used as a field day activity for a grade level or a school. Classes could compete with each other.
Have the student go home and have an Olympic Event with their family.
Collect recording sheets. Look at proper recording of measurement.