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The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are a cold, snowy sight to see in PyeongChang, South Korea!
The Olympics welcome everyone to a world of learning.
Reach to teach during the games with strategies that help children improve skills and expand their understanding of our global community.
Ring Around the World – Show that the five Olympic rings stand for the five continents of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana, all participating in the games.
Explain that the colors of the rings – blue, yellow, black, green, red, on a white field, represent the flags of countries with athletes at the games.
Every country’s flag includes at least one of the Olympic ring colors.
Show a picture of Soohorang to your class.
Tell students that Soohorang has an important job at the games, and that his name reveals what that is.
See if anyone can guess before you explain that the name is made up of two words in the Korean language.
The two words are Sooho, which means protection and the ending of horang-i, rang, which is the Korean word for tiger.
Together the two words form Soorhorang, meaning “tiger protector of the 2018 Olympic games.”
At writing time, distribute If I Were a Tiger story starter sheets, similar to mine, with a tiger illustration for children to complete.
Reach to teach with the Olympic Games as a celebration.
Plan a party with an Olympic theme…