Winter Olympics, the finale to Theresetta School’s Education Week

Four-person wooden ski races were part of the Winter Olympics at Theresetta School Thurs. Jan. 28. ECA Review/Submitted
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Four-person wooden ski races were part of the Winter Olympics at Theresetta School Thurs. Jan. 28. ECA Review/Submitted

The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held Dec. 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to show the public the good things happening in Alberta schools.

This year the staff and students of Theresetta School chose to commemorate their education during the week of Jan. 25 – 28.

To get our Education Week started, students were encouraged to dress up in our school colours of blue and white.

The 3-4 class got creative and performed a rap, which was videoed and shown during our Zoom Assembly.

Tuesday’s special activity, which was a well-kept surprise, was to dress like a staff member.

We had little mini teachers walking the halls, and everyone who dressed up did such a good job embodying the style of the teacher they chose. It gave everyone a good laugh!

A school-wide scavenger hunt where participants had to find answers all over the school and the big finale an entertaining version of outside Winter Olympics.

Each class cohort was assigned a country. We had an opening ceremony, complete with team theme songs and torches to get us in the Olympic mindset.

Competition included bean bags toss into hula hoops, racing pulling each other in calf sleds, 4-person ski races, building the tallest snow tower, and drawing the Olympic rings in a creative way on the snow,

The teams’ times were then calculated while everyone enjoyed a hot chocolate treat, after which chocolate loonie medals were awarded to each country (grade) that had the best time in each event.

Team Peru (Grades 3-4) had the fastest overall time and were awarded the grand prize of large chocolate toonie medals!

There was also a week-long bulletin board game that tasked kids with matching up the staff members to three hints.

The hints were really hard but they were a fun way to learn a little more about all the people working at the school to support and foster students’ learning!


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