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Canada Olympic Park - School Away from School (Post #1)

Today was our first day at Canada Olympic Park (COP) Open Minds School. COP was the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. It is now a popular park in our city highlighting a variety of winter sports. Our class is fortunate to be able to spend this week there as a result of our successful grade level proposal that has other grade 2 classes attending a variety of Open Minds School, such as Nature School and Zoo School.

Although it was a snowy day we were able to explore exhibits on two floors of the Ski Tower and to take a short hike around the ski jump area. Our focus for the week is the seven Canadian Olympic values of excellence, respect, peace, personal growth, fairness, leadership, and fun. We will also connect these to the First Nations values of wisdom, respect, humility, sharing, harmony, beauty, strength, and spirituality. I am looking forward to a great rest of the week. I plan to blog a little bit every day about our experience this week. Below are two posts by my students from today. The "old days" that Paige refers to below is the 1988 Winter Olympics.

What?!?! The snow came back!!! Aaaahhh...I wish the snow didn't come back. It was hot and sunny last week but what about this week? This week is gonna be snowy and cold; even the snow is falling off the roof. It's not just cold it's freezing. Oh, I hate it when it's freezing!!!
P.S. I'm at COP!!!
- Taylor

Today I went to C.O.P. We saw a lot of Olympic stuff. My favorite one was the uniforms they wore in the old days for the Canadian side. I had a lot of fun.
P.S. The uniform is a cowboy hat and other cowboy stuff.
- Paige
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