This year, our little guy is playing baseball. He played T-ball in first grade, but this is his first year playing with someone pitching (luckily, it’s the coach when the kids are playing at this level).
He is having a nice start to his baseball career. Tonight, he hit two singles, had an RBI, and scored a run. He was psyched! His dad took lots of pictures.
Here is our tentative sports/PE schedule for the next year:
- Spring 2012 – Little League Baseball (games/practice 2-3 times per week, 2.5 hrs per night)
- Summer 2012 – Swimming Lessons (Town Parks & Recreation, 1 time per week, 1 hr per lesson)
- Fall 2o12 – Recreational Soccer (games/practice 2-3 times per week, 2.5 hrs per night)
- Winter 2012 – Swimming Lessons (Town Parks & Recreation, 2 times per week, 1 hr per lesson)
There are curricula available for homeschoolers wishing to ensure that their children receive the appropriate health and physical education instruction (we haven’t tried any of these yet):
- Fitness for Homeschool – complete curriculum
- Homeschool Physical Education – guidelines for designing your own curriculum
- Homeschool Physical Education: Swedish Drill – for the hardcore Charlotte Mason followers!
Nature study can incorporate hiking and outdoor activities, such as kayaking or climbing. For next year, I created a “class” for Physical Education on Homeschool Skedtrack, where I can keep track of the hours per week that we participate in these outdoor activities. In the past, when we’ve hiked, I made sure to have a health and fitness objective for the day (e.g., trails, trail markers and hiking safety).
My homeschooler spends a lot of time building forts, climbing trees, and riding his bike. All of this is good physical education!
We are all happy and tired. I hope you all had a great evening, too. Be blessed!
- Pitching Tips: Strategy (stevenellis.com)
- You Can’t Hit What You Can’t See (80percentmental.com)
- Planning for Homeschool, 2012-13 (bugsandstuff.wordpress.com)
- Wrapping up the Homeschooling Year – Part I (barbigreen.wordpress.com)
- FREE Homeschool Curriculum Contest! (futureflyingsaucers.wordpress.com)