It was a pleasure and an honour to do this.
Gamerboy is seeing a specialist for his ADHD and he recommended Gonoodle for a source of physical activity which would appeal to Gamerboy’s love of dance. He said it would help him to focus for school and to get him to move in a way that was not disrupting the flow of the day.
We have been doing it everyday for over a week.. I, RebelDad, have joined in everyday. It is low impact enough for me and my cerebral palsy. I am hoping the 20-30 mins a day we do will help me to lose a bit of weight.
Each day, we start out with the video called “I am a Warrior.” While it is a yoga based stretching video, it also have some good affirmation statements that we felt would help Gamerboy in building his confidence.
It has not only helped Gamerboy immensely, it has also created bonding time with him. We love the various videos and love working towards the 10 videos we need each day to get an item for Gamerboy’s “Champ;” who Gamerboy has named David.
This is Gamerboy’s favourite video character; Maximo. He does the Chicken Dance and the “Maxerina”
It also has function to show how long your kids are active in the parent section.
This is a definitive must have for families who have limited abilities to do physical education. They even have super mixes they call indoor recess, they count as 2-3 points towards the champ’s items.. We do one of these everyday too.
AND IT IS FREE!
Here is a video showing our complete zoo model from our study of Land Animals.
I just updated a page for our mission trip later this year. Currently lists our prayers.
So recently, we made Canopic Jars.
The kids had a blast. We made the organs from cheap air drying clay. Used hair gel for the oil and cheesecloth for the wrappings. We chose to keep it clear for added creepyness 🙂
As part of our Zoology: Land Animals Curriculum, we have been building a model of a zoo. So I thought I would do a post showing what we have done so far.
Working on the base:
Our base is made out of 4 foam boards. Two taped together to form two separate bases for storage.
For fencing we are using small coloured craft sticks.
For trees, we have used pom poms and normal sized Popsicle sticks.
For Grassland and forested grass areas, we used cut pipe cleaners.
For rocks, we have used real stones and pompoms.
For bushes, we have cut down normal Popsicle sticks and pom poms.
For Vines, we used yarn.
For our bamboo forest, we used dyed green toothpicks.
For our polar bear cave, we used egg cartons and cotton balls.
Also you can see in the background: Our Giant zookeeper, Magdalena lol.
Adding extra water, we just cut out construction paper.
The Tasmanian Devil den was made from an egg carton bit and very tiny pom poms
The koala tree is actual a playmobil set.
The Primate mountain and waterfall is paper mache and paint.
The hedgehog den is a jello treat container painted with brown paint and a bit of white glue.
The rabbit tree is just a toilet paper roll cut.
The bench is created with small craft sticks.
The barn was created out of milk carton
The food trough is craft sticks and pipe cleaners
The water troughs are made the same way as the food trough but we just poured in a bunch of hot glue for water.
The elephants water is a piece of fancy pipe cleaner, cut and glued.
The apple tree is a normal Popsicle stick, large pom poms and tiny pom poms.
The hay piles are small pieces of pipe cleaners tied together as is the rat’s pile seen behind the horse.
The brush near the water in the deer habitat are tiny pieces of pipe cleaner twisted together and glued down.
That’s all we have so far.
We are again blessed from The Canadian Online Homeschool Conference put on by the The Canadian Homeschooler. We won a digital copy of Courage and Conquest by Donna Ward/Northwoods Press. As we intend to study Canada after our Relic Hunting, I am super stoked to included this in our studies. ~RebelDad~