Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What a SUPER day at St. Mary's!

This week at St. Mary's the theme was Superheroes. The lab started out with the Gym group teaching there games while the rest of the class observed to see at what level the kids were performing the desired motor skills. The motor skills we were to observe were leaping, horizontal jumping and sliding.  The kids had so much energy and really were giving the gym group a hard time. I think the gym group should let the kids run more to tire them out, because it is really hard to make kids slide, leap and do horizontal jumps when they have so much energy. Once we were done observing the gym group we split up into are different groups. This week I was in the cafeteria group. It was nice outside so we were never actually in the cafeteria. While we were outside we played kick ball with the kids for about 20 minutes and then we went back to the gym to teach are games. When it was my time to teach I decided to teach a different game then I originally planned. I planned on teaching a basic tag game but when it got time to teach I realized that the game i originally planned was for 1st and 2nd graders. Most of the kids in the cafeteria group were 4th, 5th and 6th graders. So I decided to do a game called superhero football which incorporated aspects of football and basketball. I think the boy's in the class really enjoyed the game. Next time I have to have a game that is enjoyable for both boys and girls. I have to work on speaking louder and making sure all the kids are paying attention when I am teaching. It was a fun experience and I can't wait till next weeks Halloween lab.    

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