Wednesday, December 2, 2009
For the last lab of the semester it was our groups turn to help out organize the closets. We built two new racks to try to take some stuff off of the floor and make the most used equipment more easily accessible. It made me feel good that I was able to help out St. Marys and put in my time to make their physical education program better. After we finished cleaning the closets, we got to go into the pre k classrooms. I got to build a "big huge wall" with a garage of course for the cars. After the pre-k classrooms cleaned up it was our turn to do the song closure and we did the YMCA it was a lot of fun and a great way to finish the semester at St. Mary's.
During today's this lab session our group got the chance to set up and obstacle course to test the motor skills of the students. What we had them do was dribble a ball to different polly spots in the gym floor. Then they had to dribble around a cone and go underneath a noodle and get back in line. At first they seemed a little skeptical to do it cause they thought it was going to be boring so i bet the kids in my line they couldn't get low enough under my noodle. Before I knew it there were kids that weren't even in the group coming over and asking if they could give it a try. It just showed me that if I ever get into a situation where my class doesn't want to do something, if you just bet them they can't do it they be willing to show that they can.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
In this lab I finally got to work with the Pre K students and I loved it. We started in the classroom where I got to draw with some of the students. I asked them if they wanted me to draw them a ghost for Halloween and instead I got a request for "Mr. Pizza Man". Then our class went outside to play on the play ground. One of the biggest differences between the older kids and the pre-k kids was their imagination. In any game we were playing you can say imagine you were this or imagine you were that and they actually thought they were what we were playing. It made everything so much fun and I had a great time. I was pretending that i couldn't see the kids when we were playing hide and seek and they were really enjoying the fact that they thought they had the best hiding spot. I really enjoyed working with the pre-k and i can't wait to do it again.