#SOMOatHome programming

QUICK LINKS

Flipgrid
Calendar of upcoming events
Past class recordings

RESOURCES


Starting in March 2020 as a response to the coronavirus outbreak around the world, Special Olympics Missouri created a series of programming options for athletes, coaches, and volunteers to take part in from the safety of their homes. The program, called #SOMOAtHome, includes health & wellness exercises/lessons, as well as leadership and life skills courses.

The health and wellness portion of #SOMOatHome goes live at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day on our Facebook channel, while the Lead-At-Home programming will offer a class every weekday, but the times may differ depending on who's leading that session. To see a full calendar of ALL upcoming #SOMOAtHome events, see below OR click here!

To view all past lessons/meetings for health & wellness and leadership & life skills, click the links!

If you have questions about the programming offered, email us.

Do you want to know how #SOMOatHome became a reality? Read about it on our blog!

FLIPGRID

Special Olympics Missouri is excited to announce a new way for us to stay connected with one another during our shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19. Flipgrid is an app and a website (www.Flipgrid.com) that allows users to record short video messages on a variety of topics and discussion posts (such as leadership, health, and much more) that SOMO staff members pose to you. This opportunity is for athletes, coaches, family members, volunteers, and ANY fan of Special Olympics Missouri.

If you want to download the Flipgrid app to your phone or tablet, watch this tutorial video:


If you would rather use Flipgrid from your computer (instead of downloading the app), watch this tutorial video:

Important note: Don't forget that within each grid, there are MANY discussion posts, not just the first one that comes up. While in a grid, to see all of the discussion posts in that grid, click the dropdown menu/arrow to view all of the others. If you're confused, watch the video above and jump to the 15:05 mark of the video above.

Flipgrid FAQs:

  • How do I stop recording?
    You hit the record button again after recording your message. This will pause the recording. You can then click the play button in the lower right corner to take you to the edit screen. It will play back your video to you. If you don't like it and wish to re-record, click the red button in the lower left-hand corner. If you like your video and are ready to post, click the green play button in the lower right-hand corner.
  • Why can't I see the video when I submit it?
    We are moderating all responses, so it will not show up on the grid until a SOMO staff member has approved it. Please be patient with us.
  • Do I press the "allow" button to give Flipgrid access to the camera and microphone? 
    Yes, you must "allow" Flipgrid access to the camera and microphone in order for it to record you.



Flipcodes (as of May 5): You can click the links below and access Fligrid through its website if you don't want to use the app


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WATCH PAST CLASSES

Leadership & Life Skills

Lesson Date Leader Video
How to establish better routines March 23, 2020  Michelle Howell Watch me!
Sports Psychology/Strong Minds March 25, 2020 Alyssa Cress Watch me!
Phone Photography March 26, 2020 Rachel Hanson Watch me!
Communication Tips March 27, 2020 Derek Sandbothe & Mary Niswonger Watch me!
Teamwork & Problem Solving March 28, 2020 Trish Lutz Watch me!
Stress Management March 31, 2020 Krista Dye Watch me!
Sports Psychology/Strong Minds April 1, 2020 Alyssa Cress Watch me!
SMART Goals April 2, 2020 Trish Lutz Watch me!
Sports Psychology/Strong Minds April 8, 2020 Alyssa Cress Watch me!
Social media safety April 9, 2020 Officer Amanda Geno Watch me!
Communication Tips April 10, 2020 Derek Sandbothe & Mary Niswonger Watch me!
Drawing/sketching April 13, 2020 Lisa from Access Arts Watch me!
Question & Answer with Zach Paul from KRCG 13 TV April 14, 2020 Zach Paul (Meteorologist) Watch me!
Sports Psychology/Strong Minds April 15, 2020 Alyssa Cress Watch me!
Communication Tips April 17, 2020 Derek Sandbothe & Mary Niswonger Watch me!
Beginner archery April 21, 2020 Runge Conservation Nature Ctr. Watch me!
Athlete Input Council April 23, 2020 Brandon & SOMO athletes Watch me!
Communication Tips April 24, 2020 Derek Sandbothe & Mary Niswonger Watch me!
Drawing/sketching April 27, 2020 Lisa from Access Arts Watch me!
Making "calming jars" April 27, 2020 Ashley Stribling Watch me!
How to make jam/jelly April 29, 2020 Jared Niemeyer Watch me!
Communication Tips May 1, 2020 Derek Sandbothe & Mary Niswonger Watch me!
Drawing/sketching May 4, 2020 Lisa from Access Arts Watch me!
Creek crawling May 5, 2020 Runge Conservation Nature Ctr. Watch me!
Communication Tips May 8, 2020 Derek Sandbothe & Mary Niswonger Watch me!
Beginner Kayaking May 12, 2020 Runge Conservation Nature Ctr. Watch me!
Communication Tips May 15, 2020 Derek Sandbothe & Mary Niswonger Watch me!
Birding May 19, 2020 Runge Conservation Nature Ctr. Watch me!
Social Media Etiquette #1 May 25, 2020 Lynna Hodgson Watch me!
Social Media Etiquette #2 May 26, 2020 Lynna & Jesse Hodgson Watch me!
Communication Tips May 26, 2020 Ashley Stribling Watch me!
Athlete Input Council May 27, 2020 Brandon & SOMO athletes Watch me!
How to be appropriate on social media May 28, 2020 Lynna & Jesse Hodgson Watch me!

 

Health & Wellness

NOTE: Anything highlighted like this includes a training video for an event during the Virtual Summer Games.

Athlete-leader's name Date Lesson plan Video
Lynna Hodgson March 16, 2020 Light exercise Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 16, 2020 Stretching Watch me!
Lynna Hodgson March 17, 2020 Light Exercise Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit March 17, 2020 Hygiene Watch me!
Lynna Hodgson March 18, 2020 Workout  Watch me!
Lynna Hodgson March 18, 2020 Workout No. 2 Watch me!
Allen Tobin March 19, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit March 19, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 20, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 20, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 21, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 23, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 23, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 24, 2020 Smoothies/Workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 24, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 25, 2020 Talking about feelings/Workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 25, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 26, 2020 SMART Goals/Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 27, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Allen Tobin March 27, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 28, 2020 Healthy snacks/hydration Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 30, 2020 Mental health/workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 30, 2020 Motivation/stretching Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson March 31, 2020 Motivation/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling March 31, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 1, 2020 Health Messenger info/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit April 1, 2020 Nutrition labels/portion sizes Watch me!
Kayla Hull April 1, 2020 Dance class Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 2, 2020 Warm-up & Cool down/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 2, 2020 Mental health Watch me!
Erica Laikah April 3, 2020 Yoga/Mindfulness Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 3, 2020 Quick snack on the go Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 3, 2020 Training for competition Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 4, 2020 Morning workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 6, 2020 Warm-up & Cool down/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 6, 2020 Staying on schedule Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 7, 2020 Social media safety/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 7, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 8, 2020 Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Kayla Hull April 8, 2020 Dance class Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 8, 2020 Staying active & health Watch me!
Carie & her mom April 9, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 9, 2020 Guessing game & Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Erica Laikah April 10, 2020 Yoga/Mindfulness Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 10, 2020 Mental health/workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 10, 2020 Quick snacks Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 11, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 13, 2020 Resolving conflicts/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 13, 2020 Mental health/Monday motivation Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 14, 2020 Game/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 14, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Kayla Hull April 15, 2020 Dance class Watch me!
James Kindred April 15, 2020 Sportsmanship Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit April 16, 2020 Modified workouts for older athletes Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 16, 2020 Communication Skills/Fit 5 workout Watch me!
Carie & her mom April 16, 2020 Cooking/No Bake Baking Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 17, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 20, 2020 How to use Flipgrid/Sleeping tips Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 20, 2020 Fit 5 workout/Listening skills Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 21, 2020 Workout/Conflict resolution Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 21, 2020 Strong Minds Watch me!
Kayla Hull April 22, 2020 Dance class Watch me!
James Kindred April 22, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit April 22, 2020 Hygiene Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 23, 2020 Fit 5 workout/How to be friends Watch me!
Carie & her mom April 23, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Ashley Stribling April 24, 2020 Healthy Snacks Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 24, 2020 Handwashing/Staying calm/Stretching Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 25, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Allen Tobin April 26, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 27, 2020 Common interests/Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 28, 2020 Balance/Workout Watch me!
Lynna Hodgson April 28, 2020 Healthy snacks Watch me!
Kayla Hull April 29, 2020 Dance class Watch me!
James Kindred April 29, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit April 29, 2020 Stretching Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson April 30, 2020 Mindfulness/Stress mgmt./Workout Watch me!
Carie & her mom April 30, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Lynna Hodgson May 1, 2020 Healthy Snack Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 1, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 2, 2020 Workout Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson May 4, 2020 Indoor Hiking/Long Jump Tips Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 4, 2020 Hygiene Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson May 5, 2020 How to encourage others/Dribbling Basketball Tips Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 5, 2020 Stretching/Standing Long Jump Tips Watch me!
James Kindred May 6, 2020 Run/Walk/Roll Tips Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit May 6, 2020 Portion sizes/Food choices/Volleyball Tips Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 7, 2020 How to use Flipgrid/Looking at VSG events Watch me!
Lynna Hodgson May 7, 2020 Looking at VSG events Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 8, 2020 Healthy snack/Long jump tips Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 8, 2020 Workout/Planking tips Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson May 11, 2020 Portion sizes/Long jump tips Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 11, 2020 Stress management/Walk/Run/Roll Tips Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson May 12, 2020 All about sugar/Swimming kick tips Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 12, 2020 Stretching Watch me!
Lynna Hodgson May 13, 2020 Hygiene & Wellness Tip/Walk/Run/Roll Tips Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit May 13, 2020 Stretching/Volleyball Tips Watch me!
Lynn & Jesse Hodgson May 14, 2020 Cooking/Hygiene/Soccer Juggling Tips Watch me!
Carie & her mom May 14, 2020 Cooking Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 15, 2020 Training Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 16, 2020 Training Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson May 18, 2020 Why do we feel the need to eat? Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 18, 2020 Portion Sizes Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson May 19, 2020 Energy drinks & sports drinks Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 19, 2020 All you need to know about Flipgrid Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 20, 2020 Importance of Rest & Relaxation Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit May 20, 2020 Hydration Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 21, 2020 Snacks/SOMO Spirit Week Watch me!
Lynna & Jesse Hodgson May 21, 2020 Meal prepping/Fit 5 Watch me!
Ashley Stribling May 22, 2020 Feel good Friday Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 22, 2020 Training with Allen Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 23, 2020 Training with Allen Watch me!
Allen Tobin May 27, 2020 Healthy Athletes story Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit May 27, 2020 Meal prepping Watch me!
Lynn Shuffit May 28, 2020 Cooking session Watch me!