FIFA World Cup at OLHMS

FIFA World Cup at OLHMS

The World Cup has taken over OLHMS! Staff and students are geared up and ready to see who takes the trophy! Similar to the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup takes place every four years, with its inaugural tournament in 1930. Many OLHMS staff, students, and families are proud supporters of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), or more commonly known in the United States as soccer. 

Each game day, you can see the different jerseys and spirit wear of the teams involved in the World Cup. Staff and students eagerly await for scores and stats to be updated. Some staff even implemented brain breaks during their lessons where they can watch a few minutes of the games with their students. Cheers are heard throughout the building when a team scores a point and advances to the next round!

Mrs. Heather McCarthy, OLHMS Media Specialist, created a bracket using country’s flags outside the library to track each team and their progress towards the championship. Staff and students are always eager to stop by and check out the bracket as it is updated.

Although staff and students find the sport entertaining, this has also allowed staff to implement culturally responsive teaching and learning into their lessons. Students are learning about different cultures and countries involved in the World Cup in Global Studies and Social Studies classes. ELA classes have pulled informational articles about the World Cup to practice reading and analyzing nonfiction text. It’s always exciting when current events are brought into the classroom!


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