Wednesday, September 29, 2010

St. Mary School: Take two

            It was the second day at St. Mary’s and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, like I knew what I had to do when it came to observing and teaching my game, but when it came to special projections I didn’t know what I was in for. In my group Nicole did the camera and Dan was interviewing people for a newsletter. I was the one that had to create a better more creative graph for a club they have called Minute Club, which I think is a club that keeps track of the fourth, fifth and sixth graders who finishing changing in the locker rooms in less than a minute and whoever has the most at the end of each month get a prize.
              When it came time to teaching and putting my game into action I have to admit I was nervous or what others would call having butterflies. But I got through it and I probably could have done things better but I was happy with the results for the first time. I know for a fact that if I continue with improvements each week at St.Mary’s my learning and teaching abilities will only get better and better.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First Day at St.Mary's!!!

    Going in I truly didnt know what to expect. But after visiting all the stations from outside, gym, Pre-K, cafeteria. I realize that it wasn't bad at all. I had a lot of fun playing with the kids and getting to know some. I played soccer, with a few of them and I realized that they don't like when we go easy on them and they knew it and got upset, so I started to play a little harder and lets just say they taught me a few things about soccer haha. They really have a fantastic imagination from playing outside on the playground and staying out of the lava from playing doll house, it was totally a great experience and it definitely put a smile on their face as well my mine as you can tell by the picture(I am the one on the left with the red shirt on). I wish Mr.Yang had a better picture of me ha. When you play around and have fun with them you forget that you are a college student you feel like you are one of them. They bring out the inner child in you. I am looking forward to continue my volunteer work with the children at St.Mary's.


   See to me I don't mind games like duck duck goose and dodge ball, they are fun recreational games. But are they good for physical education classes? Well it depends, if there was an alternate to the game. Because games like these dont require a lot of movement and interaction, unless you were really into it.
          Now the games I saw in the books weren't that bad, lots of people dislike the game tag but I think its a good physical activity game gets you running and there are so many alternatives to the game of tag. A game like dodge ball you can have an alternative where everyone is moving around. You can have many balls(preferably soft) to dodge in the game so everyone is running around and getting their dynamic exercise. When in jail have the jailmate doing jumping jacks or some other static exercise so they are still moving.
          In P.E classes I see a lot of standing around and not getting a lot of exercising or physical activities in in a short period of time. So doing drills and preparing for whatever you are about to play is a good way to get everyone involved.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sporting Equipment(long handle ones) + kids = Bad News

Whether its a hockey stick, baseball bat, lacrosse stick whatever........ young children all they want to do is have fun and sometimes not think. The way the brain develops when young, children brains aren't fully developed. When they have something in there hands they either just swing it or might put it in their mouth. Holding a type of sporting equipment could also lead to danger because them not having the maturity level of an older child. They can actually hurt them or someone else. I know when I was younger I used to play sword fights with baseball bats and lets just say it didnt end well. But in Physical Education classes as long as the teachers have control of their students and say if you do something wrong or misuse the equipment then they would get punished with either a timeout or a trip to the principal's office. But if you dont have control of your children then you might be out of a job because if you can't control them and a lot of them get hurt under your watchful eye, then the school will know you are not cut out for the job and cut you loose.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fundamental Skill Development relating to Personal Health

I believe Fundamental Skill Development has a lot to do with  Personal Health. Some examples include running, walking, jogging, jumping....etc. All having to do with the movement of  skill development. You can also relate Fundamental Skill Development with sports via football, basketball, baseball...whatever. They all have skills you need to development in order to play that particular sport. Many if not all of the sports have something to do with moving every major part and/or muscle of the body one way or another. When you develop your skill development and exercise and eat right that could help increase your personal health and stay in shape as well.