Monday, May 9, 2011

Lab 6 Reflection

It was a great semester at St. Mary's. I appreciate the fact that we were allowed to work with the children and broaden our leaning experience. The opportunity to work with the kids and teach them games was great. I feel that it was a great beginning to my school career in the physical education program. We learned how to work with the children on their level, use load voices, and develop age appropriate games for the children. Overall it was a great experience. LAB 6

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thank You St.Mary's

I would just like to thank St.Mary's school for allowing us to join the fun this semester. Thank you for the privileged and opportunity of working with your children. The experiences here was amazing and the children were great. Thank You again for your kindness and opening your doors to the Suny Cortland students I know I speak for all of us when I say we greatly appreciate it. Thank You!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lab 5 Reflection

Lab 5 went very well. Everyone seemed to enjoy all the games very much. We were all very enthusiastic about the games, which allowed things to move very smoothly. Our group had the Pre-k children this week, we all had a lot of fun with this age group. We brought a bunny rabbit puppet craft for the children to make, and they loved it. In the gym we assessed to stationary bounce with hand skill and the kick. The students we observed did a great job as well as all the other students. Many people brought props and items that went along with the games they were doing which made the children much more interested in what we were going to do with them. Overall the experience was great and we all had a great time being active. LAB 5

Monday, April 18, 2011

Physical activity and_fitness_enhancement

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In our classroom text books there is a lot of important information. These books help guide us to become the physical educators we strive to be. In our lecture class a couple of week ago the groups for Monday and Wednesdays labs were assigned different chapters to overview and create an educational slide show. Now slide shows can be done many different ways; in our classroom we like to show more then we like to tell. This is the reason that our slides have more pictures then words. In this teaching style we like to engage a persons interest with the picture present and a few important key words, and then tell a "story" about them, and how, and why they are important

Monday, April 11, 2011

St. Mary's Run For The Stars

Over the past weekend I volunteered to help out with the St. Mary's Run For The Stars 5K and 1K race. It was a lot of fun. There was a pancake breakfast for everyone, and a 1k race for the children, and some adults, then a 5k race for the adults, and older children. They gave out prizes at the end for the people that placed in each race. It was a great turn out. This is a wonderful way to get the community, and family's involved in physical activity's, and doing something healthy. There are many ways to sponsor events like this with getting donations from local store and asking people to donate for a cause. Overall it was a great experience.

lab 4 Reflection

This week at St. Mary's we did a Dinosaur Train theme. The children seemed to enjoy it very much. One child knew the characters I have on the I made as soon as she saw them. We observed the overhand throw, and the catching skills. The group that ran the games of for the gym group did a wonderful job giving directions, and instructing their games. Having been to St. Mary's for some time now I think we are becoming more comfortable with the children, and like wise for them with us. The comfort level I think is have a great effect on how we handle ourselves during the lab time. We have also been able to spend time with most of the age groups thus far, so being able to have that time has also helped. I have written up a lab on this weeks skills and observations. LINK 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lab 3 Reflection

As the weeks go by, and we spend more time with the children at St.Marys, teaching the kids our games becomes easier. By easier I mean that we are becoming more comfortable with the children as they are with us. I also see the level of enjoyment for the kids raising as well when we bring props in to go along with our games, and dress up in costumes that relate to the theme of the week. I believe my peers, and I are improving each and every week that we get to go to St. Marys. Whether it be with the comfort level with the kids, or the improvements of our teaching strategies this is a great experience for all of us. This week we had a western theme. Many of us dressed up as cowboys, and cowgirls to engage the children in playing the games, and a few of the group members also brought props to go along with our games. As we do every week we observed certain motor skills. This week we observed the leap, horizontal jump, and the slide. I have done a written lab for these skills and other techniques I noticed in this weeks lab