Teaching Health & P.E. in Homeschool

Having only one child to homeschool has its pros and its cons. I only have to choose one curriculum, find activities for one child and keep the attention of one child. Well, at least until Jayla is of school age. However, teaching physical education to only one child can be a bit challenging. We are still getting settled in South Carolina so we have only made it to one co-op meeting, but we will be more consistent soon. Until then, I made sure to highlight movement in our “Health Is Wealth and Movement Wednesday” class. Dancing is a major part of our health class and an additional way for my daughter and I to bond. We have so much fun and let our bodies move to whatever beat we choose for the day. We cycle between some of our favorite songs, Zumba videos on YouTube, and Just Dance routines on YouTube as well. Other times we’ll go outside for a walk to explore our new surroundings, she’ll ride her bike, or we’ll jog. Just recently we went outside and played a little soccer. I can see that being something we do more often. We’ll keep up with our dancing, but eventually we’ll have group P.E. with the other children in co-op. I’m no expert, but for our Health and P.E. class I chose a topic and a specific way to move our bodies for each month. I’ve shared our most recent dance combination with the help of YouTube. It was a failed attempt at being as quiet as possible while Jayla was napping. Enjoy!

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Love, Mommy…

April 21, 2020, my husband and I experienced the loss of who we knew was our first born son, Jamir Titan Gurley. As I share my thoughts and feelings, he will be known as TJ and/or Titan.
My hope and prayer for this space is for it to be therapeutic not only for myself, but other women who've experienced pregnancy and/or baby loss. My goal is to build a genuine community where women who were unfortunately thrusted into this life truly find comfort and know they aren't alone. I'm no expert, and I won't pretend to be.

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