Famous Football Players

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My son does not like history as most of you know. But he LOVES sports! Do you have a child like this?

This week you can tie in sports with studies. What subjects can you do?

– History
– Writing
– Research

Choose a famous football player from a past Super Bowl. Write a report about his life and achievements.

If you are unsure how to help your child write a short 1, 3 or 5 paragraph paper, use Teaching Writing: Structure & Style. It’ is absolutely the BEST writing program to tie in writing with ANY subject area, even football.

*** For younger children who aren’t writing papers, let them alphabetize all NFL teams by city and mascot.

Tuesday Tips – 5 Exercises to Do Before the Day Begins

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Here are some stretches to do before you leave your bed and won’t take much time. Besides you’ll now start your day warm and loose!

- Stretch out. Extend your arms over head, straighten your legs, and point your toes. Stretch your whole body — imagine that you’re making yourself an inch taller. Hold for a moment, relax, and repeat.

- Sign your name with your foot. Raise one foot in the air and with fluid, florid “strokes,” slowly write your name. You can do this while seated on the edge of your bed, or for a harder workout, lie on your back or stomach. Work one foot and then the other. For a change of pace, occasionally do both feet at once. The stretch loosens and warms up your ankles.

- Scrunch up the covers. Use your hands to gather up the blanket, top sheet, or comforter on your bed with grabbing, scrunching motion. Stop every so often to vary the exercise by twisting the blanket as if you were wringing it out. This one warms up the wrists and forearms.

- Build an arch. Lie on your back with your arms by your sides. Bend both knees, placing your feet flat on the bed. Raise your buttocks off the bed and hold for about 10 seconds. This works your thighs, buttocks, and back.

- Make like a cat. Roll over and get on your hands and knees. Start with a flat back (don’t let it sag) and look down at the bed (to avoid straining your neck). Arch your back up like a cat that has just awakened from a nap. Hold the position for a moment and then return to the flat-back position. Repeat a couple of times to warm up and stretch your upper and lower back.

Do these tips every day and you will start your day feeling good and loose.

“5 Exercises to Do before the Day Begins” is taken from “Shameless Shortcuts” published by Yankee Magazine.

One of Steve’s students published a book

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David Epstein is a soccer coach and full-time referee. And he has
written an ebook for parents who want to coach their son or
daughter’s soccer team. (or who are pressured into coaching
because there’s no one else!). ¬†Since my blog is all about¬†
homeschooling & parenting, this is right up your alley!

His ebook is really good! And the formatting is well worth the

Seriously, many people ask Steve what an ebook should look like.
Here’s a great example, pick up a copy of David’s ebook here:

Again, if you have any interest in soccer or just want to see
what a good ebook looks like, then check out his ebook here: