Catch the Winter Olympics Fever
Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada
2010
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The Vancouver Olympics Motto


Vancouver Medals

Mrs. Golubic's Class in Boardman, Ohio, celebrated the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and wanted us to Catch the Winter Olympics Fever, too! We decided we would join in the fun!

We learned about the 15 winter Olympic sports: alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, skeleton, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, snowboard, biathlon, Nordic combined, speed skating, short track, figure skating, ice hockey, curling, bobsleigh, and luge.

Then we voted and tallied our results to find out which one is the favorite sport of our class. Finally, we emailed the results to Mrs. Golubic's class. We'll be able to compare our favorite with those from classes around the country! To see the project results click here.


~ OUR WORK ~
To help us learn about the olympic sports, each student in our class was assigned a sport to research and report on. A complete report will include:
1. Where it is played (snow, track or rink)
2. Special equipment needed to play the sport
3. A brief explanation of the sport (in complete sentences)
4. Briefly how balance and weight play a part in this sport
5. A photo or picture of the sport (color preferred)

Important Note to Parents
Please do NOT have your child copy verbatim from websites or other sources. Instead, please read information with your child, then ask that s/he write the information in her/his own words, checking for accuracy. Many thanks!


~ OUR RESULTS ~
During the week of February 8, 2010 we presented our reports.
We learned lots about sports we never knew about, such as skeleton, luge, and curling.
Then we voted on our favorite sport. The winner was...

SNOWBOARDING!
~ WHERE ARE THE 2010 OLYMPICS? ~

In Vancouver, British Columbia - can you find it on the map?
What time is it now in Vancouver, British Columbia?

~ LINKS TO LEARNING ~
Here are a few links to help you get started with your report.
The first few are particularly helpful.

Winter Olympics by Kids
Written by kids FOR kids, this is the place to START!

The Sports of the Olympic Games
Another site written by kids for kids - from a Junior School in England
This one is about the Torino Olympics.

Wikipedia 2010 Winter Olympics
Scroll down and click on individual sport.

Time for Kids - Winter Olympics
Although written for the Turin 2006 Olympics, this site has good info on each sport.

With Glowing Hearts - Vancouver
All sports shown at top of page - click on your sport for info and updates
(Adult assistance needed for reading)

Mascots, Games, and More
Learn about the 2010 mascots, watch a video, play some games and more.

Winter Olympics for Kids

Just for Fun
Medal Graph
Keep track of the medals won by the U.S.

Olympic Crafts and Activities for Kids

Winter Olympics Printables
Mazes, wordsearches, dot-to-dot, BUT beware of some of the ads!

Olympics at Primary Games
Coloring pages, stationery, games and more

Winter Olympics Wordsearch
Very challenging!

Ski Jump Slide Puzzle

World Flags Match Game

Name That Flag Game

Olympic Clipart


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