Today we looked through our teacher lesson planning calendar to pick our top 5 lesson plans perfect for the upcoming 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. Kick off the celebration of the games with these fun lessons.
Game and Sports Decor
Classroom decor is the perfect way to celebrate the start of the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil and you can't miss this bunch! Decorate your classroom door, make a banner, or have students make their favorites and add them to the bulletin board. With so many ideas from this lesson plan, you're not going to want to stop making them!
Exercise Your Mind Bulletin Board
Speaking of bulletin boards, this one is soccer-kicking good! Help your students make the connection between reading and strengthening their minds in a fun, engaging way. Take a look at the lesson plan here for the detailed instructions.
Summer Games Themed Report
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Curriculum: Physical Education, English Language Arts
Use the Summer Games to your advantage with this writing report. In this video Sandi explains how to create the famous 5 intertwined rings in a pop up report with two sided lined pages perfect for writing about the games. The best part is that this technique can be customized to any kind of writing report you want to highlight, just change out the die cuts.
Favorite Sports Graph
Grade Level: Pre-K-K, 1-2
Curriculum: Math, Physical Education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), Common Core
Get the entire class involved with this fun lesson plan! Creating a poster like this is perfect for polling the class on their favorite sports and turning the answers into math questions. Students can visually see which sport is the class favorite by popularity, they can graph the results, use a pie chart, or even create fractions. Easily recreate this poster with other subjects and have some more math fun!
Aim High and Target Your Goals Poster
Grade Level: Pre-K-K, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Curriculum: Health, Physical Education
Easily create a motivational poster that aligns with the expectations you expect from your students. You can use the same technique to create a a few motivational and positive posters to adorn your classroom walls with while reminding students what you expect their behavior to be like. Take a look at the lesson plan here for more details.
What is your favorite Summer Games lesson plan?