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Tue May 17, 2011, 06:46 PM

 

i'm having trouble fitting gym into the schedule.

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Reply i'm having trouble fitting gym into the schedule. (Original post)
rug May 2011 OP
GoddessOfGuinness May 2011 #1
Neoma Dec 2011 #2
wavesofeuphoria Feb 2012 #3
mzteris Mar 2012 #4
NYC_SKP Mar 2012 #5
AllyCat Aug 2012 #6

Response to rug (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2011, 03:13 PM

1. You might want to look to local community centers

Many offer programs specifically for homeschoolers. Signing my son up for homeschool swimming and soccer, and knowing that they would be a part of his schedule made me figure out how to be more flexible in scheduling his academic subjects.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:57 PM

2. Run around your house, or go up and down stairs?

Don't be afraid to look silly for a bit of exercise.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. Try "8 Minutes in the Morning," Jorge Cruise

Its a quick read, with some chapters on healthy living diet, exercise, sleep, etc. Then there is a section describing exercises that can be completed in 8 minutes a day.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:03 PM

4. If you're having trouble fitting "gym"

into the schedule, might I suggest you're overdoing the "schedule"?!

Hell we had trouble fitting "school" into all the darn activities we did! Kung fu, swim team, gymnastics, dance, soccer, baseball, track . . .

Keep 'em busy and keep 'em tired! That's my motto!

Seriously, don't try and "have school all day" - where's the fun in that? If you're just "doing school at home" - you're truly missing the whole point - and the best part - of hs'ing. Which is FREEDOM!

Freedom to study what you want, when you want, HOW you want, where you want.

School in jammies in front of the fireplace? Fine.

School at the park? GREAT!

School at the local museum? Fantastic!

School with your friends at their house - all the better if you get a little free time.

Co-ops are wonderful inventions.

We used to joke that we "car-schooled" since we were always going places and that's where he did a lot of his "paperwork". We also did a whole lot of discussion in the car.

Not trying to be all bossy or anything, but if you're new to hs'ing, you're probably trying to recreate "school at home" - we all did that. Throw of the fetters and go outside! Run around, be crazy, look at things, talk about things, explore and have adventures. THAT's homeschooling at it's finest.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:47 PM

5. "Gym" versus "Physical Education"?

 

Actually there is a lot of overlap but I think of gym as mostly body conditioning and PE as encompassing much more, like balance and dexterity.

Lately we've been using something called a Trikke which requires a lot of mental effort to make work, like roller blading or ice-skating, except I think it's more whole-body.

Also, Yoga and stretching come to mind.

As to how to fit it into the schedule, I can't help you there except to point out that it might be easy to fit it in where there's room, evenings weekends or even as a reward for completing other more academic work...

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Response to rug (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:52 AM

6. I think play with a focus either indoors or out works.

I've signed up my son for yoga and soccer, plus he does swim lessons and recreational swimming. It all counts in my state.

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