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Betty is the term used to describe an amazing person who you can depend on. Betty is also a term for "sweet and loving girl." The more you get to know her, the more you love being around her. She has a good sense of humor and has a cute laugh. She's chill yet hard working as well as kind and considerate. Betty lights up the room and lights up my life. She's always happy and cheerful. She's also cuddly, independent and smart. She appreciates the simple things in life and can make anything good out of a bad situation. -Urban Dictionary

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympics 2012 Learning-

A shout out to all you Summer Olympics fans!  The Betties are looking forward to settling into the next 2 weeks with our families to watch the games.  Some or most kids in this region are back to school...I know I know.  A little early for most, but what are you seriously going to do when the temps are 110 degrees?  Most Zonies (folks from AZ) would agree that they would rather have their kids busy learning in a nicely air conditioned room than trying to find something to do in the heat.  AND we get a week or two off in the fall when the temps reach the 80's.  We are good with it!

So, we should expect most teachers to capitalize on the Olympic games as they start the school year. If however your kids don't go back until the games are over, here are a few suggestions to keep the dog days of summer at bay. Or for one homeschooling Betty a unit study on the Olympic games is our kick off curriculum for the next two weeks as we review some concepts and have fun at the same time!  Thank you to projectbritain.com for condensing the ideas into a one stop website!

2012 Olympics
Write rules for one of the sporting Events.
Write a newspaper report on an event
Find out about the rings and what they represent. (worksheet) (website) (image)
Write and perform a speech after winning a gold medal in an event
Write a biography of an athlete attending the Games (TEAM USA Website)

Draw a bar chart of the medals won and work out what percentage of medals were won by each country.
How much will it cost you to travel to the Games? ( website to workout milage )
Maths Worksheets on an Olympic Theme

Ancient Greece ( website )
Olympics Timeline ( website )
The ancient Olympic Games ( BBC website

Where is Londonwebsite ) 

How far is London from you? ( website )
Country report on Great Britain ( website )
Track and compare the Weather in London with where you live (website)
What type of land features support the Olympics?
Identify on a map where past Olympics have been held. ( map )
Draw the flags and find a fact about each country taking part. (flags)


Investigate how to keep an athlete cool during the Games.
Investigate the best trainer shoe

Art and Design
Design a new logo for the London Olympics
What symbols and signs can you identify?
Olympic and Paralympic pictograms,

              Central London map (pdf) | Bus map of Central London

Make a spreadsheet on medals won by each country
Multimedia presentation on London
Create a London travel brochure in Photoshop


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