Phys. Ed.

         It falls to me to make sure my kids are physically fit and active.  I must admit this is one area I'm not very strong in.  I'm not as fit as I'd like to be nor am I very active or sports oriented so I don't set as good of an example as I'd like.  But I am working on it and we do have some things we do as part of our physical education.

My mantra on physical fitness is just to move more and eat less.  I count just about any and all physical activity as part of our phys. ed. I count our talks of nutrition, substance use/abuse and their general physicals and teeth cleaning as health.  Most of our health and hygiene discussions take place as part of our everyday life as they become relevant.

Books I've/ we've read on these subjects :
Places we go:
  • Hiking with other homeschool groups and through state parks
  • The Trampoline Place 
  • local parks and playgrounds
  • we join in on functions our recreation department sets up
  • Martial Arts lessons 
  • Central Rock Gym
  • Soar Indoors
  • Sky Zone
  • Launch Trampoline Park

Websites we use to learn about health and fitness
  • Basketball
  • Throwing/ catching
  • Sledding
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Karate classes
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Hiking
  • kayaking
  • Bike riding
  • the Zip line in our yard
  • The monkey bars
  • indoor and outdoor hopscotch (indoors we've used tape or bubble wrap to make squares)
  • Bowling
  • treadmill
  • weight lifting
  • Balance Beam
  • Wii sports-- and any other games that get them up and moving
  • jump rope
  • Using tools to dig holes and build outdoor forts
  • Rock climbing (indoors)
  • Gaga ball
  • Cutting/ stacking wood
  • Running
  • obstacle courses
  • body surfing
  • cleaning house; as long as it works up a sweat it counts!
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding/skiing
  • Fishing (though I hesitate to call it exercise)
  • shoveling snow and making snow forts

Movies we've watched:
  • Where did I come from?
  • Any sports movies-- most of them teach perseverance to become better and the basic rules of the game
  • Cool Runnings (to learn about the Jamaican bobsled team)
  • Miracle (about the US hockey team)
  • The Karate Kid series
  • The Sandlot
  • Cloud 9


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