America SCORES Cleveland Online Curriculum
We know times are rough and it is difficult being at home and unable to see friends and family and participate in sports or other activities. We miss our poet-athletes and being able to help them grow during each day of programming. Just because we are not in programming right now doesn’t mean we can’t keep writing and speaking our minds, helping our communities and practicing our soccer skills!
America SCORES Cleveland will be posting two lessons a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We will be sharing a writing activity and a soccer/fitness activity. We would love to see and read your writing activities and hear about how well you are able to complete the soccer challenges! Share your activities with us at email@example.com.
You will find an archive here of all the activities we will be sharing!
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Here is where you will find all the writing activities we have posted. These activities can be done by all ages. If your child has trouble writing, have them draw a picture or you can have them tell you what to write and you can help them write the poem or activity. These activities are meant to be fun while also keeping your child engaged and learning. Please feel free to share your poems or written activities with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 16th – Letter Writing
This activity focuses on how to write a letter. This is a great activity to help keep your child stay in contact with family and friends they might not be able to see in person right now. A great way to keep this idea moving is to become pen pals with someone. If you child can’t write a full letter, trying having them write a sentence and drawing pictures instead!
Tuesday, March 24th – Riddle Poetry
Let’s have some fun today learning about different fruits and vegetables! Riddle Poetry is fun and easy. Research a fruit and vegetable, write down a few clues about that chosen fruit or vegetable and try to have others guess what it is! This is a fun way to challenge your kids and can even be a fun competition!
Wednesday, March 25th – Comics with a Purpose
We all have our own stories to tell right now. Comics are a great way to tell those stories. You can have your child explore how they are feeling right now, what life looks like at home under quarantine or what they plan on doing when life returns to normal. Be sure to help them share it with friends and family, either through email or sending pictures with your phone.
Thursday, March 26th – Wish Poetry
Ask you child if they have ever made a wish? Do they wish on stars or on the birthday candles? Do they have a wish to see a family member, play with a friend or get back on the soccer field? Have them write a wish poem about what they wish right now. This is a great way to help them think through what is going on and work through some of the wishes they have right now.
Friday, March 27th – Newspaper Article
Newspaper articles are a great way to work through what is going on right now. Have your child interview family member and call friends. Have them think through what they want to write about and help them design the page to look like a newspaper!
Monday, March 30th – Describing our Community
This week’s writing lesson will focus on community. Right now we all need to come together and help one another. These lessons will help your child think through their community and who is in their community that are helping them. This first activity is all about describing the wonderful elements of our communities.
Tuesday, March 31st – Building a Community
Today’s activity is working together to build a community! Work with your child and follow the steps to create your own community. This is a great project to work on together. You can draw it with crayons or use items you have around the house. Be as creative as you like!
Wednesday, April 1st – Thank You Cards for Community Heroes
There are a number of community heroes that are helping us through this situation. Work with your child to create a thank you card for these heroes, whether they are doctors, nurse or truck drivers and grocery store workers. Help your child share a picture of their card with us and we can help get it out to those who should see it. When it is safe and healthy again to go out we can work on getting the physical cards delivered.
Thursday, April 2nd – Recipe Poems
Our community heroes have a lot of characteristics that make them amazing. Use this activity to help your child think through all these amazing aspects of these people. You can focus on their kindness, courage or how big their hearts must be.
Friday, April 3rd – Acrostic Poem
Acrostic Poems are simple and fun. This is a great beginning activity and is great for any age! Choose a name of a friend, community member or they can choose their favorite word. Have fun with it!
Monday, April 6th – Social Entrepreneurship
For this week we are going to focus on entrepreneurship. This should be familiar for our Middle School students, from the One Hen programming they take part in. For our younger students this is new information that will get them excited and prepared for the Middle School programming. This first lesson is to introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship and make sure everyone understands what that term means.
Tuesday, April 7th – Entrepreneur Mindset
Entrepreneur have a certain mindset that helps them succeed. Look at the different mindsets and help your child understand what they each mean. Help them figure out which ones they have and which ones they want to learn. A great idea is to help your child spend this time learning those mindsets.
Here is where we will post videos demonstrating exercises, soccer drills and other active things you can do with your child. Some will have challenges to complete, others will help your student keep their soccer skills fresh for when we are able to get back on the soccer field. Please feel free to share how these activities work and if you would like to see anything specific with us at email@example.com.
Monday, March 23rd – Exercises to Help Raise Your Heart Rate
These are great exercises to get the blood pumping and help build muscle strength. All of these are great ways to help stay active and prepare for when we all can get back on the field again.
Tuesday, March 24th – Stretching and Dribbling
Today we learned some great stretches to help our muscles. We also talked about some dribbling techniques. Did your child take the challenge? How many touches were they able to get while keeping the ball in a small space?
Wednesday, March 25th – Balance and Stopping the Soccer Ball
Our soccer lesson today is about working on balance which is important for any sport your child takes part in. The soccer drill is about how to accurately the soccer ball, vital for getting back control of the ball.
Thursday, March 26th – Juggling
Today’s soccer lesson is how to juggle the soccer ball. This is a great challenge to try outside as the weather gets nice. Share with us how well you do!
Friday, March 27th – Act-Like-An-Animal Exercises
Exercising can be fun! Each of these exercises have you act like different animals. Challenge your kids to think of new animals they can act like!
Monday, March 30th – Foot Skills
This video is all about perfecting your child’s foot skills. In soccer it is very important to have control over the ball and where the ball is going. These techniques will help your child practice how to ensure their foot skill stay in great shape!
Tuesday, March 31st – Dribbling
This video will help your child practice their dribbling skills. This is one of the most important skills to have in soccer.
Wednesday, April 1st – Strength Building
Strength building is essential for any sport, not just soccer. Join your child is walking through these exercises with Coach Ramona. Try to work on doing one or all of these once a day!
Thursday, April 2nd – Passing and Receiving
Being able to pass the ball to a teammate and get that ball back is vital for soccer. This is a great activity to do together with your child. Practicing these skills daily with help them when they are able to get back on the field.
Friday, April 3rd – Agility and Shooting Soccer Goals
Soccer is a fast game, being able to change direction quickly is important. To win a game you have to be able to shoot goals accurately. These exercises will help your child work on not only moving fast, but moving fast with a purpose. The shooting exercises will help them be able to make that game winning shot!
Monday, April 6th – Nutrition Advice
Good nutrition is important for every sport, not just soccer. Coach Ramona helps your child understand some good food choices. Help them think through some recipes and how they can incorporate some of these foods to their daily meals.
Tuesday, April 7th – Pull Back Soccer Ball Skill
Coach Ramona teaches and advance skill in dribbling and that is how to pull back the soccer ball. This skill is great for learning how to get control of the soccer back and change directions to get out of the way of an opponent.