PRACTICE EVERY ACTIVITY BEFOREHAND ADVERTISE DRAW ATTENTION TO YOUR ACTIVITY Balloons, roped off areas, posters, etc. PRE-SELECT PARTICIPANTS MUSIC DEFINED RULES REFEREES/ PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE PARTICIPANTS FOLLOW RULES (Give them a jersey) GIVE SOMETHING TO PARTICIPANTS and AWARD WINNERS WITH PRIZES CLASS COMPETITIONS- SPIRIT POINTS (Post)
OLYMPIC WEEK EVENTS- Go all out! Have students sign up in teams to compete in a week of activities. They can come up with team names, make shirts, etc. Have lunchtime competitions like pig slop, tug o war in nacho cheese, human curling, chariot races, pool events. Keep track of points each day and reward winning male and female teams with OLYMPIC WEEK CHAMPION shirts at end of week. *See Animal House 2010.m4v (La Serna High School) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VXLiJujF_s for ideas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VXLiJujF_s OLYMPIC RALLY- Put together a wide range of crazy events and have your classes form relay teams and compete around the track (see attached).
1) Car Push 2) Sack Race 3) Brain Freeze 4) Actual Wheel Barrel Race 5) Fat Suit Tire Race 6) Balance Beam Walk with Book 7) Partner Hotdog Elbow Feed 8) Partner Back-to-Back Walk 9) Inner Tube Chariot Race 10) Tennis Ball Carry (uphill) 11) Sprint 12) Slip and Slide 13) Partner Egg Crack Run 14) Backwards Jump Rope 15)Pogo Ball 16) Puzzle 17) Mattress Race 18) Sprint (to Torch)
Have students create their own teams and compete in lunch-time leagues at lunch. Volleyball, soccer, and basketball are the easiest sports for these leagues. Hold a March Madness 3 on 3 tourney during basketball season.
Randomly select one student from each grade level each Friday morning. Call the names of those students out over the intercom while the bulletin is being read. If they happened to be dressed in school colors or are wearing school spirit apparel, they can rush down to the student store to get a free snack/prize before the bulletin ends. You can also use their names to call them out in rallies and instantly reward them in front of their peers.
BIRTHDAYS- Have your attendance clerk to print out a list of student/teacher birthdays for each month. Recognize birthdays over the intercom and present each student with a card/lollipop on their birthday. TEACHER OF THE WEEK- Create nomination sheets and encourage students to nominate teachers for the Teacher of the Week award. Have your council select from the nominations each week. The selected teacher will have something said about them in the bulletin and can be given a gift (lanyard or Starbucks card). STUDENT RECOGNITION BREAKFAST- Teachers nominate students for Student of the Month, Coaches recognize Athletes of the Month, and students recognize teachers Teacher of the Week. Hold a breakfast each month to honor all of the nominees, their parents, and nominating teachers. Put together a slide show with student pictures and quotes from teachers. It’s a great way to recognize some who don’t usually get recognition.
Ask students to come up with catchy 3 word phrases that advertise or inspire CAHSEE VIDEO