Tag: kids

Teaching PE is harder than you think

When Primo’s teacher asked me if I would help out on Friday’s by leading PE I think we all knew I would do something soccer related. Teach what you know right? But as I thought about the kids in the blended 2nd and 3rd grade classroom I figured I would buck conventional wisdom and try something I didn’t know. That, it turns out, was a terrible mistake that would lead me to breaking up a fight, trying to keep one child from strangling another, and calmly talking a kid down from banging his head on the chain link fence. Let me start from the beginning though. Read more →

The Neighborhood is the Thing

Last month the boys and I had to clear out of the house while Beautiful hosted her book club and well timed invitation to the neighborhood block party by our old house gave us the perfect escape. I hadn’t thought about that neighborhood right by the park for a while but when we pulled up I was brought back to… Read more →

Cool Shirt Bro! A giveway

The fine folks at Hank Player USA were kind enough to send the boys a couple of t-shirts recently and they have been major hits. Primo got the Occupy Playgrounds shirt you see above and he has made good use of political statement by encouraging all kids to get out and play. More sandboxes, less videos is his platform and… Read more →