Monday, March 28, 2011

Let the Games Begin!

The torch arrives

The Knollwood team with kids
 The Olympic games officially opened at the Ruth School today!  The excitement in the air was electric as the 1st and 2nd graders came to the sports room with their team bandanas tied around the neck.  The Olympic anthem rang out as the teams representing China (location of the last games), Great Britian (site of the next Olympics), Romania (host country), and the USA (home of the "officials") paraded around, as the Olympic flag was presented, and finally as the Olympic flame circled the room.

After the opening ceremonies the teams were divided and competed in relay games such as bean bag toss, hula hoop pass, running sideways, and others.  Cheers were loud and lessons of respect with good sportsmanship were taught.

Tomorrow the 3rd and 4th graders will compete with the other grades following the next two days.  During lunch on Thursday the closing ceremonies will be held with the "atheletes" receiving a gold medal.  We will feast on hot dogs and cookies!  Hoo-rah!  Check back for updates.

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