Grade 5-8 Mini-Olympic Day
Do you want to know what we did at our Mini-Olympics here at Earl Grey? Here to tell you are the 4 blog writers – Chloe, Victoria, Shay & Natalie from Room 26. Here is some information about this exciting day. During the Mini-Olympics we were split into 3 different teams named after countries: Canada, Brazil and Japan. We started off with a 4 lap run around the dog park which exhausted half the kids. After the race was finished the girls headed to discus and the boys to long jump. Discus is a skill you can learn anywhere. The discus gets bigger with each grade you go up by. You hold the disk with the hand you write with on the bottom and your other hand on the top. For long jump, you run then jump and try to get the farthest. Next was the speed race, you line up with 3 people, teachers are standing at the end and timing each person. The shortest time wins. Then we had a lunch break which saved us all! But then sadly, we all had to come back at 1:00 for more! We had to run right after we ate! It was horrible! Our stomachs were twisting and turning! Next we did the 2 lap/800 metre race. Then the girls went to triple jump and the boys went to shot put. At the triple jump, first you start running and then when you get to a certain point you hop, step and jump. To cool every girl down, we decided to have a water fight – the boys were doing it too, but not as bad as the girls. We got soaked!!! After that we did the “L” race, the 200 metre race. You got a score at each activity. Your goal is to get in the top 5. If you won first place you got 10 points, second place got 8 points and third place gets you 6 points, 4th place gets you 4 points and 5 place gets you 1 point. For the Mini-Olympics we recommend that you know your team and that you have a water bottle. Teachers stood at the end of the race to cheer you on and encourage you. No matter if you get first or tenth, you have to participate in 8 or more events to get a good mark. This is the 4 blog writers signing off – have a great life!