First of all we had a great deal of fun! We divided into teams and learned to be a team. Learning to work as a team means everybody has the same goal, but not everyone has the same role. Being the receiver is very different from a defender. Cheering on your team and giving signals all are life skills.
Football also meant we had to focus, give eye contact, listen for our signals, and run a route. We had to turn left and right and move our hands to match what our eyes saw.
Inclusion also means you learn and get excited about the same things that are exciting for the school culture. Jordan High School is heading to the State finals! Now we know what the sport is, several of our peer tutors are football players and several are cheerleaders.
Ball handling skills in context. To increase practice, our daily Yoga routine includes movements: surfer, mini lunge, and atlas that require looking "down field" and watching our fingertips, we work on shifting balance, left and right, and pivot turns.
Our next unit is basketball!