Saturday, March 10, 2012

Greece Unit Study: Olympic Games


For the last 2 month we have been studying Ancient Greece and the Human Body.On the final days we did a mock Olympic Games, followed with a huge feast to end the celebrations!


 OLYMPICS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS       





DAY ONE
Dawn            The games begin with a Trumpet Fanfare
Morning         Reading of the names of the participating and oath given
Midday          Running (4 types of running races), Wrestling (arm, finger, legs, toes) and Poetry Recital
     Winners of Today’s Events:     Running Race 1& 3: Drake Greene
                                    Running Race 2 & 4: Delaney McDonald
                                    Team Race 1: Greene/Greene
                                    Team Race 2: McDonald/McDonald
                                    Wrestling Race (arm): Jennifer Greene
                                    Wrestling Race (thumb wars): Delaney McDonald
Wrestling Race (feet Wars): Drake Greene
Wrestling Race (legs): Jennifer Greene
Poetry: Team McDonald
DAY TWO:
     Dawn            FOOT RACE AND JOVELIN THROWING
     Morning         BRAOD JUMP
     Midday          DISCUS THROW
Winners of Today’s Events:

Foot Race: Team Greene/Greene
Round 2 Foot Race: Team McDonald/Haught
Broad Jump: Delaney Mc Donald
Triple Leg Jump: Delaney McDonald
Double Leg Jump: Delaney McDonald
Discuss Throw: Matthew Haught

DAY THREE
Dawn            SINGLE LEG RACE
     Morning         WHEEL BARREL RACE
     Midday          SACK RACE
     Winners of Today’s Events:
                        Wheel barrel Race: Team Haught/ Greene
                        Sack Race: Team Greene/McDonald
Single Leg Race: Team Greene/Greene

DAY FOUR
Dawn            AWARDING OF PRIZES, WREATHS AND RIBBONS TO THE VICTORS
     Morning         MUSIC
     Midday          DANCING
     Winners of Today’s Events:

DAY FIVE
Midday          THE GREAT BANQUET: Pitas stuffed with Meat, Pita Bread, Stifados (Beef and Onion Stew), Cretan Cake, Rice Pudding, Wine and Grape Juice
     


READING OF THE NAMES OF THE PARTICIPATING AND OATH GIVEN 



Participants:   The honorable, Jesse Drake Greene, with his arms of steel and poetic voice.
               
                  The beautiful, Delaney Lotus McDonald, whose cunning discus skills and lightening fast feet are sure to amaze

                  The stunning and articulate, Jennifer Nicole Greene, whose strength and wheel barrel skills are a force to be reckoned with.  
                  
                  The amazing and handsome, Matthew Haught, whose long arms are sure to take home gold in the discus throw.  
 
                  Jack Attack Greene, whose fierce growl and howl are sure to cause a stir, but watch out for this one, he’s sneaky.

                  China Bell Greene, this small dog has quite a punch and can run the foot race with the best of them. Great things come in small packages with this one.

OATH:           “In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams."




               Poetry Recitals       




Team Greene Poem:         Dreams of Racing Cars

If China Bell was to be a car, she would be the greatest puppy car of them all.
Her speed would be fast, her tail would wag in a flash and her tongue would have the wetness of Poseidon.
If Jack were to be a car, he would be raced against China Bell and the Great Drake and never win by far.
He would of course loose, and what a sad day that would be.
The Great Drake is not one to lose the race, but have victory and succeed.
Oh the dreams of dogs that can race, where ever they may be.

Team McDonald Poem:  Our Special Poem
                        Cats are pretty
Cats are cute
Cats our adorable just like you
Cats can be sweet
Cats can be mean
Cats can be silly just like me!

 Pictures From Olympic Events:  

                                     Foot races videos

Our "horses" for the chariot race's
Arm Wrestling
Foot War Games

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