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.