In life, I think you should give pretty much everything a few tries before you admit that it isn’t your cup of tea and giving up, and sports week is one of those things on my list. It wasn’t a terrible week and I think the girls had some fun learning new sports (the Dollar Store actually has some great games that teach sports that I highly recommend) and there are some amazing letter and number activities out there for sports. But I just could feel all of the joy get zapped out of me this week, so this is a unit I’m going to say a fond farewell to going forward.
However…if you have a child who loves sports, there are some great gems in this unit that I suggest checking out. I found a lot of different learning activities for loads of sports, a lot more than I thought I would find. I will say that I had to do more physical prep work for activities this week than almost any other week this year, but Aria seemed to really like the ones I worked hard to prep, so in the end it was worth it.
I think the unit was timed really well to correspond with the super bowl. We are not a football watching family, but we do watch the super bowl, so this was really the girl’s only chance to see the game. We spent the afternoon of the Super Bowl doing a bunch of football activities and even playing football in our living room until the ball got dangerously close to breakable items, so that was probably our most fun day.
Wednesday, baby Skylar turned 3!! So we took a break and had a princess tea party with friends. We then traveled to Atlanta for the weekend to celebrate with family, so very little school overall got done throughout the week (which was probably good per my enthusiasm). But we had a great time celebrating her and I can’t believe how old she is now! She’s so big and loving school. And extremely fascinated in doing “her schoolwork now,” which is adorable.
Long story short, sports week can be good if you enjoy sports. If you don’t I suggest skipping it unless you are stubborn like me! Instead, get your kids involved in sports so they don’t miss out on the physical exercise and learning about at least one sport (we do dance and gymnastics here), and you are all set!
P.S. check out our new schoolroom we set up next week when Skylar moved into Aria's room!
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Jessica and Ana
Our Homeschooling Mission Statement: We will strive to be patient, godly examples to our children, integrating biblical principles and morality into every subject. Learning should be fun. We will foster an attitude of lifelong curiosity and play while providing the best possible education we can through books, art, technology, food, tactile activities, and cultural experiences. Learning will not be dictated by hours on a clock but will be a way of life for our families.