During this time of quarantine there is no excuse not to stay active and healthy. Through our logged activity over the next couple months we will travel many miles together. Don't forget to eat a well balanced diet during this time to sustain your energy for the journey!
Week 6: June 1 - 5
Although the 2020 summer Olympics are postponed, let’s have some fun recreating some of the events for our PE activities this week and throughout the summer for at home fun! To be an olympic athlete, it takes a lot of practice, discipline, motivation, determination, and these athletes try their best to put in their best effort exercising and eating healthy so they can perform at their greatest to represent their country the USA! As you go through this week and the summer, try your best to practice our school virtues perseverance, courage, courtesy, honesty, service and self government to strive for your best and reach for the stars! Keep going on adventures!
LCA students will practice persistence in whatever they undertake. They will not give in to despair but rather, with diligence and determination, they will forego immediate gratification in order to pursue true human flourishing. Since you’ve been learning outside of our school setting, you have preserved a whole lot. You should be very proud of yourself that you didn’t give up and I am very proud of you for staying motivated and getting through it all. You can do anything you set your mind to! Keep persevering through the summer. Keep staying positive and staying active.
15 minutes per day
Practice your basketball skills and use your imagination to pretend you are preparing for the summer olympic games on Team USA. Use your skills we learned in our previous weeks to have some fun and practice dribbling, shooting, passing, and playing games like around the world.
Fun with Rackets day
Table Tennis, Tennis, Badminton. Set up a net in your yard, kitchen table, or in your driveway. If you don’t have a net, you can make a homemade net like using a sheet between two chairs, a couch, a long piece of tape, a rope, or another household item to separate two sides where you can hit your tennis ball, badminton birdie, ping pong, balloon or alternative item over back and forth with plenty of space. If you don’t have a racket, you can substitute and use the bottom of pots and pans for a racket, or you can use the bottom of a shoe, or other household items. You can also tape a paper plate to a household spatula or empty paper towel holder tube. You can play 1v1 or 2v2 and practice hitting the ball or object over the net. If you don’t have an opponent, you can set up the net so you can hit the ball against the wall so it bounces back to you. We played tennis and badminton during the school year in PE class, so please use the same rules or modify them to fit your needs and the space you have available. Do your best and be creative.
Play a game of volleyball with people in your household or practice skills on your own of bumping, setting, and serving. Use the same net you used from fun with rackets day yesterday, or another homemade net, just make sure to move the net up higher. You can use a ball or a balloon. We played volleyball in our LCA PE gym this school year, so use the skills you learned and continue to have fun playing more.
Set up a mini golf course. Using household items, you can make your own golf club or use a broom stick. Use a ping pong or ball that will roll well in your space. Be creative and make obstacles that lead to a hole such as a shoe box where you will try to putt your ball into it in as little strokes as possible. Make a course with one hole, or make a course with 9 different holes with different obstacles at each. Vary it and be as creative as possible.
Fun fitness Friday
Do a workout of your choice. You can find one at https://darebee.com/, or do any cardio challenge on your own. Additional summer olympic sports to practice a modified version at home: baseball, swimming, biking, taekwondo, trampoline, weightlifting, karate, fencing, gymnastics, equestrian, canoeing, and archery.