Monday, May 9, 2011

Final Lab

this past week in lab we worked with kids and the parachute. i was unable to work with the younger kids on it but from what i heard they absolutely loved it. this is an old game but is still a hit every year with kids. they all love it because there are so many different variations. the kids i got to work with enjoyed the games we had prepared for them. i had a game that i thought of that got everyone involved. they had to keep a balloon up in the air with out using feet or hands and at the same time they had to travel across the gym with out it touching the floor. this worked on the kids hand eye coordination and their concentration skills.

 this past year working with the kids at St. Mary's has been an amazing experience. the kids really were energetic and excited to play our games we had for them and that helped us out because it went fairly easy most weeks. it gave us the basic concept and helped introduce us to teaching kids. i now have a better understanding on how to deal with children and how to present myself as a teacher and what to do around the kids.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lab 5

this past week in lab at St. Mary's we observed the children doing two skills, the stationary bounce and the kick. the children we observed did pretty well overall. The young boy did exceptionally well on all the skills and the little girl, Melissa, did alright on the skills. click here to view the grading sheet for this lab. these skills along with the rest we have been assessing the kids on are very important in their development because in any type of physical activity we are performing a certain task. if we can not teach our students the correct and proper way to do these skills then they will not be able to perform to their top ability. it is important that the kids are assessed in every skill not only in lab but even in their actually phys. ed. classes. that way the teacher can get an idea of where their class is at skill wise and work on it form there. this will allow for a more fluent and smooth class room setting.