Our family really needed today’s school early release day. We have so many activities in the afternoons that it can be difficult just to get dinner and homework done on most afternoons.
Today Aidan finished his Young Author book. He wanted to do a “how to” book. I explained that most things he would want to write about how to do have already been written. He was persistent (that is Aidan) and came up with an idea about how to be a good soccer player. Now, that works! Below is Aidan’s title page and then his “chapters” are below.
How To Be A Good Soccer Player
By, Aidan Shimpi
Chapter 1: How to practice
The first thing you need is a coach. He lets you know what team you are on and where to go to practice. My coach is Brian.
The first part of every practice is running laps around the soccer field. You need to run fast to get out lots of energy.
After drills, we play a scrimmage. This is when we practice actually playing a game.
Chapter 2: How to steal the ball
To steal the ball you must run fast and try your best to get the ball from the other team player. You can’t be afraid to take the ball from the other player.
Chapter 3: How to be a striker
The left striker is on the left side of the field. The right striker is on right side of the field. The midfielder is in the middle. The striker has two jobs: passing to other teammates and trying to score goals.
Chapter 4: How to be a goalie
The goalie has the most important job on the soccer team – guard the goal and not let the other team score. The goalie always has to pay attention!
Chapter 5: How to be a good teammate
To be a good teammate, you should help players up when they fall down, help them learn the rules of the game if they are new to the team, and say “good job” to the other team at the end of the game.
About the author
Aidan Shimpi is a 2nd grader at Perry Harrison School. He likes playing soccer, being a Cub Scout, and reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.
In other news, we are trying out Foster’s Market Family Dinners. You get 5 made from scratch dinners that you just have to heat and serve. We have loved our first 3 meals. Check out tonight’s dish:
Orzo with grilled zucchini, grape tomatoes and lemon oregano. Served with a spinach salad with candied walnuts, grilled red onions and blue cheese dressing.
What a nice option for those busy nights of ballet, soccer, Cub Scouts.