Smartia inquiry into Olympic oath, motto and values
The Olympic Games have a MOTTOwritten by Pierre de Coubertin in1894… swifter, higher, stronger citius, altius, fortius As citizens of SMARTIA, we have brainstormed our own motto for our 2012-2013 Learning Olympics…
“further, faster, longer, stronger, deeper…”let’s spend some time thinking about our Smartia motto,and what it actually means in the classroom this year…* once you are in your groups of 3, label the five columns each with a wordfrom our motto* brainstorm and write down as many ideas as possible in each column what kind of learning/skills could we take further?what kind of learning/skills could we do faster?what kind of learning/skills could we do longer?what kind of learning/skills could we get stronger at?what kind of learning/skills could we go deeper with?
All athletes entering theOlympic Games take anOATH… a commitment thatthey promise to follow… What oath will WE, as citizens of SMARTIA, commit to as we enter the 2012-2013 Learning Olympics??
Official Olympic Oath taken by athletes…“In the name of all competitors, I promise that weshall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in thetrue spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams."
Olympic Oaths are also taken by coaches and by referees…as well as by Paralympic athletes…
The Special Olympics oath is: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.“ These words were spoken by Roman gladiators as they entered the arena, facing the greatest battle of their lives. The Special Olympic athletes recite the oath at the Opening Ceremonies of each competition to remind everyone, themselves included, that they are part of a brave tradition the goal is to compete with their whole effort and to exhibit bravery by pushing themselves to ever greater heights.
What classroom commitmentswill WE, as citizens of SMARTIA, have as our guide this year on our LEARNING JOURNEY together??What will be our Learning Olympic oath?!
These words were written by the founderof the Modern Olympic Games… Turn and Talk what do these words mean to you and your partners?!!
It takes more than being a brilliant sports man or woman to become an Olympian or Paralympian. Top class athletes try to live according to a set of beliefs and ideas that help them to be the best they can be, and to respect other competitors. These are called the Olympic and Paralympic Values: Olympic Values Paralympic Values friendship determination respect courage excellence equality inspiration These Values can help all of us live as best we can, reaching our personal goals and dreams without deliberately hurting other people.Click here to take a Values Quiz... how do YOUR values match up with Olympic and Paralympic athletes? What values, as citizens of SMARTIA, do WE want to follow in order to have the absolute BEST possible Learning Olympics year together in Grade 3??
Let’s get brainstorming together… …what do we wish for ourselves this year? … what shall we include in our Classroom Commitments? …What values (dispositions) shall we aim for this year in SMARTIA?
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