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School celebrates Olympics


While many people watched the 2008 Summer Olympics on television, students from Concord Christian School were experiencing the tradition in a fun, new way.

Throughout the duration of the Olympics, each Kindergarten-through-second- grade class learned about a specific country participating in the Olympics. Classes tracked and graphed the number of medals won by athletes from their chosen country.

First- and second-grade classes participated in grade-specific Olympic events. Kindergarten classes also made torches to remind them of the Olympics.


To conclude this unit and coincide with the Closing Ceremonies, a CCS Olympic Ceremony was held Friday, Aug. 22.

Each class paraded from the classrooms to the “Olympic Field,” led by two students carrying the flag of their classroom’s country.

Classes wore designated colors of t-shirts to form a “human version” of the Olympic Rings. In addition, a Torch Runner from each class simulated the running of the torch.

First-grade teacher Amy Rainwater coordinated the event and called it a “gold medal success,” helping students learn about other countries and improving math skills.

 

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