Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lessons From The Classroom - Health

For school last week we started a Bodies, Health and Nutrition Unit.  With the festivities of the wedding and vacation over the past two weeks we wanted to ease our way back into a routine.

I wanted to intentionally talk about how we need to take care of our bodies, using I Corinthians 6:19 as our  base.  We wrote down different ways that we could do that and one of the main ways is to exercise.

So, we mapped out the route from our house to a couple of parks.

Then, we put our pretty flower sandals jogging shoes on and headed out to the parks.
It wasn't long before my companions wore themselves out so I was the one left to do all the exercising.  Pushing three children in a double jogger up a hill is definitely a workout (and my buns and thighs were paying the price the next day!)
The paths to the park have some workout stations so the kids worked out their upper bodies.
After we got home from the parks we charted out the differences between the parks, like the number of swings and slides, and other observances with the surrounding area, such as mulch or rubber and the amount of people at each park.

I'm really excited for this week.  We'll be talking about our five senses and then diving into the food pyramid.
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