The first Olympic Games took place in ancient Greece in 776 B.C. The Regents third grade class studied the Olympics last week, led by their teacher Mrs. Amy Tyre. History came to life as the third graders participated in their own Olympiad at the school. Among the events were the long jump, discus (frisbee) throw, relay race, and hoola-hoop competition. Yes, hoola-hoops have been unearthed from ancient Greece.
Thankfully, Mrs. Tyre modernized the Olympic competitions, with girls competing and all athletes fully clothed.
Great job, Olympians!