Students will journey with Kate as she learns gymnastic skills and gradually achieves her goal of performing at the Sweetheart Invitational Meet in Omaha, Nebraska. The worksheets relate to this short story’s vocabulary and events.
In addition, attending gymnastic meets involves finances. The realistic word problems open children’s eyes as they figure the math of driving to a meet, expenses attendant with a meet, and computing gymnastic scores.
Infusing physical activities and games into this unit will engage your classroom as students experience the sense that gymnastics is a complicated sport.
I hope your students enjoy Kate’s progression from novice to competing gymnast to coach to her current status as a knowledgeable gymnastics fan.