Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Last Day at St. Marys :(

Today I went out side and played kickball with the older students. They really got into the competitive aspect of it. I think i was benched about 4 times during the game because I was dressed as a elf but once it came time for us to score points I was asked to kick. The parachute games that we played with the students were a big hit. They were really a big hit with the pre-k especially when they got the chance to run under the parachute. This whole experience was great and I learned some points that will make teaching go smoother.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gobble Gobble getting ready for Turkey Day

For the Pre-K group we had them get things ready for Thanksgiving like the Pilgrims did. First we had them said on the Mayflower then use scooters to get across the ocean To Plymouth Rock. Then once they landed they had to retrieve food to bring to the Thanksgiving dinner. The kids surprised me with the choice of food they picked to bring. I thought that they would pick the desserts first but they didn't. The desserts were almost last to go. The things that were last were the foods they didn't know.

Monday, November 8, 2010

St.Marys video

Thank You St. Marys

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Who you going to call? Ghostbusters!

The theme of the week at St. Marys was Halloween.The kids really liked that we dressed up for this day.I dressed up as a ghostbuster and I was asked by almost every kid what I was. I thought that they would know who I was haha I guess not. This was also the day that I got to start with the kids right off the start. This is a task because they are full of energy from being in school all day. It was a fun and learning experience.

Happy Halloween St.Marys

SUPER week at St. Marys

Today I was in the special project group and I had to make posters and put together a new TV stand for St. Marys. The posters are to help the kids understand the tasks the PE teacher is asking them to do.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Commandeering St. Marys

Commandeering St. Marys

The Pirate theme really got a lot of attention from the kids of all ages. The games that the gym group had the students played were very good. They were simple games that got the students to improve in skill but also get out all of the built up energy that they have from being in class all day. When I was down with the older kids building a sweet house. I got to see the kids making patterns with the different Lego's but at the same time still making the house. They asked me what kind of games we were going to play in the gym and I said we have a few for them to play, but the one game that they wanted to play was dodge ball the one game that we have been talking about in class. As we got them into the gym a lot of them didn't want to play the game because they were "Baby games." They said this even before we told them what the games were I found this funny because professor Yeng told us to expect that but I didn't think it would happen the first week.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

First Day at St. Marys

When I went to St. Marys I didn't know what to expect. I didn't think the kids would take to us as fast as they did. We went out to the play ground and played tag, but you didn't play tag with a bunch of kids you played a individual game with every kid. I think by the end of the time on the playground I was it in about 8 different games. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to the rest of our time at St. Marys.


Hall Of Shame Games

A lot of the hall of shame games are the games that almost every kid likes, but they don't get the correct exercise or use out of the time playing them. For instance dodge ball which is most likely the most liked game by young kids. In the game you have the kids who move around and play the game, but other will be standing in a corner not participating. The way that my P.E teacher made it more interactive was to put more balls in play and to also break the class up into 4 teams instead of 2. I think that dodge ball would be more of a reward game to play like a day before a long break or after a testing week in school.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Should kids be allowed to use long handled implements?

It all depends on the age and how developed with their fundamental movement skills. With handled implements like a baseball bat, hockey stick or lacrosse sticks they all require hand eye coordination. The swinging motion of a bat or stick needs to have higher skills in stability. All of the sports that I listed need to have a higher skill in all three fundamental movement skills locomotive, manipulation, and stability. Another things kids are not aware of their surroundings, so having a bat or stick they are going to swing it around and not be aware of other students.
I think that students in higher grades like 4th grade and up should be allowed to use bats and sticks, but with very strict rules. Also it should to to learn skills and not in a game situation.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Physically Educated person has to have movement skills

The National association for Sport and Physical Education says that a physically educated person is someone who can take skills that are needed to do a variety of physical activity. The person needs to also do these activities on a regular basis and know what they get out of doing these activities. They also have to be fit and value a healthy life style. In order to do an activity like a life long sport like tennis the person has to be able to combine locomotion, manipulation, stability skills and bring them together to perform different and more advanced skills. Like swinging a racket at a moving ball and being able to hit that ball back to a target. If the person could not run or even walk to the place where the ball is going then that person is not able to perform that task. This can also be shown in any other lifetime sport.

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Day of Class

I am ready to get this semester started. This is going to be my first class where I will be able to interact with elementary school students. My other teaching type situation was when I was helping my High school Lacrosse coach during practices.