Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dean's Transcript ~ Physical Education ~ 9th Grade

Dean completed his 9th grade P.E. course today. He started this course last Summer and has worked steadily through the year. He completed this course with 150 hours and a 100% (A).

Boffing with the Wandering Swordsman
~ One-third of Dean's hours were spent taking classes with the Wandering Swordsman. He participated in class a minimum of two hours a week and learned many skills in boffing techniques. Boffing games are a sport based around using foam padded implements representing swords, shields, arrows, and other gear that is designed to safely come into realistic physical contact with the players. A referee  oversees the games for safety and fair play, taking players through a large number of different game setups and scenarios.
Preparing to engage

Ballet and Swimming ~ The second third of his hours were divided between ballet and swimming. He wrapped up his ballet class (30 hours) at the very beginning of this class and decided to go swimming more often. He went with his grandmother and his sister to the pool. He swam laps, dived into the pool, practiced holding his breath under water, stretched his tight ligaments and swam to the bottom of the deep end of the pool over and over again.
Dean loves the water.
Lots of Sports ~ The remaining 50 hours were divided between bowling, physical therapy exercises at home to combat very tight leg muscles, family hikes, learning to skateboard, river and snow tubing and a few health classes to understand depression, emotions and social anxiety.

Blessings, Dawn

1 comment:

  1. My Beowulf has very tight leg muscles, too. So tight that they affect his posture. We spend lots of time stretching, stretching, stretching.

    Good work, Dean!!!!