RANDOM LAKE — Random Lake Elementary students spent last week learning about the Winter Olympics before participating in Olympic games of their own.
Students learned about different Olympic winter sports, researched athletes from Wisconsin, each class chose a country to represent and participated in passing the Olympic torch from class to class. At the end of the week, students spent an afternoon partaking in their own version of the Winter Olympics.
“This is a timely opportunity to learn more about our world through the lens of the Olympic games,” explains Sandra Mountain, Random Lake Elementary Principal. “Thanks to our Physical Ed. department teachers who planned and hosted events, we were able to take advantage of the beautiful winter weather locally to enjoy our own little Olympic moment.”
After the opening ceremony, each ‘country’ competed in hockey, two-person and single (bob) sledding, snowboarding, ski jumping (long jump in the snow), biathlon (tossing bean bags and running a course), ice bowling, and ball tag.