I just came across this great blog post about incorporating Physical Education into your homeschooling education. They linked a great source for activity calendars. I definitely want to start following their suggestions since I seem to do better when I have a plan mapped out for me. I think we will start September 1st, since August is nearly over. The calendar is meant for children 5 and under, but I bet we can all get something out of the activities. I won’t rehash everything written at The Homeschool Village, so click over there and take a look!
Speaking of Physical Education and Health (since Nebraska does require that we teach health). I came across a health curriculum that follows traditional eating rather than that severely upside down “food pyramid”. Its called Real Food Nutrition For Kids! They offer a free chapter, but it did take a couple of days for me to get the email link so be patient, its worth the wait. As soon as the weather gets cold, and we are having more time in the house, I am going to get the full curriculum to try out with the kids. Probably just Jacy, Gabriel and Promise, but maybe Zion too. It’s for ages 6-11 so Zion might be a bit young to keep up. They also have a course for ages 12 and up. If I like the one for kids, I thing we will use the older one for junior high health. Currently we use Apologia Science Anatomy and Physiology in lieu of a health curriculum since in encompasses both science and health for us at the moment.