Everyday Olympian – Taking Learning Outside the Four Walls of a Classroom
Persistence, Motivation, Inspiration: Do you have what it takes to be an Everyday Olympian? Daily students are introduced to new concepts and skills (ie: working with social media, healthy living, goal setting, financial management, language, etc.). These skills are the strengths of the “Everyday Olympian”. By linking the skills taught in the classroom to professional heroes and leaders, the Grade 5/6 English students were inspired to aim high, to set goals and exceed them all throughout the year. As a culminating activity we explored, “What it takes to be an Everyday Olympian” at University School as part of Campus Calgary Open Minds. This weeklong field trip permitted students to touch history, see the past and dream of the future, to taste healthy choices, to converse with experts and to smell victory.
Kat Tutkaluk (@Ktutkaluk) teaches Phys. Ed. She is easily excited about learning and loves being part of a team. Grade 5/6 colleague: Amanda Perry