‘Life’s a Journey’ series, Week 3 – Elementary Schoolwork

This week we were supposed to share some of our early schoolwork.  I didn’t really save very much of my actual schoolwork other than a few reports which I can’t really scan and show here.  The biggest focus of my elementary years was reading (voraciously), and gymnastics.  I loved gymnastics and my school won the city wide gymnastics meet every year when I was in grade school.  I qualified in both fifth and sixth grades to compete on the balance beam and in the jump rope event.  I loved the balance beam so much my dad made me a wooden balance beam in our back yard.  We had the best coach, Coach G, at Marshall Elementary School in Tulsa.  I still have fond memories of practices and meets.  One day an unsupervised practice landed me in the ER.  Without the spotter I was supposed to have I was practicing back handsprings in the gym one afternoon.  I landed on my head and jammed my neck.  I could not straighten my head up but I was so embarrassed and worried about disobeying the rules that I quietly sat down and didn’t say anything, thinking I could fool Coach.  He saw my crooked head right away and asked me what I had done.  Once he heard I was sent to the hospital for observation.  I was fine but after that I had never did back handsprings again which pretty much ended my gymnastics career.


About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 11 and 6 year old sons. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eleven years. Rosanna has loved family history for as long as she can remember and love genealogy for the stories of her ancestors.
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One Response to ‘Life’s a Journey’ series, Week 3 – Elementary Schoolwork

  1. Wow, you’re on fire! I love this story and those great photos. Funny how so few of us save our school work but regret it later. That’s growing up I guess!
    Helen, Founder of http://www.SaveEveryStep.com

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