After students turned in their persuasive letters to the Olympic Board of Commissioners, they got to write to themselves, but play the part of a member of the Board of Commissioners..... either accepting OR rejecting their idea! Enjoy these two hilarious samples! (Would you agree on the decisions??)
Dear Maddie (5th grade),
I can tell you put a lot of thought into this new sport, but it is a terrible idea. This sport would be super dangerous, and not enjoyable. Besides, Biathlon is already hard enough!
Biathaball is a dangerous sport. Imagine if someone accidentally dropped their basketball. It might roll down the hill and trip someone! Also, what if someone shot a ball and it hit someone in the face? As you can see, Biathaball is very dangerous.
Also, this sport is not at all enjoyable. Doesn't it make you sad to see people not being able to make a shot in, or trip and have no more chances at an Olympic dream come true? That's just what everyone will see. Who wants to watch that?
If you think about it, Biathaball would be so hard. It's already hard enough to do Biathlon, and it's also pretty hard to play basketball. Is it not hard to hold a ball and not drop it while skiing fast? Do you really think you could ski without two arms for balance? You should have considered this before asking us about this potential catastrophe.
I'm sorry about your new sport not getting into the Olympics, but as I said, it's terrible. Thank you for sending us that letter, and I hope you keep inventing new sports.
Dear Noah (4th grade),
We, the Olympic Board of Commissioners, think that Foo-Ball should be added to the list of sports for the next Winter Olympics.
We love the name of Foo-Ball, and that it combines the aggressiveness and accuracy of hockey and baseball. Just imagine hockey players, catching and diving and throwing the ball! People will wonder, how can baseball players play on top of ice?
Congrats on being accepted for your new sport, Foo-Ball. We are looking forward to putting Foo-Ball in the Olympics for people to watch!
From, The Olympic Board of Commissioners