Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving at St. Mary's

November 11th was another successful Wednesday at St.Mary's. For this lab, my group was assigned to play the game "MUK" in the gym with the children to get the lab started. Prior to this lab, I tried to find the artist in me and make up some visual aids. I was trying to make them informational about the game as well as festive for the Thanksgiving theme that we were going for this week. I ended up making 2 visual aids that presented the rules of the game and the correct cues for dribbling the basketball which is involved in the game. This was a fun game to play and was a great game to showcase the children's dribbling ability. When setting up and presenting these games to the children, Im constantly using many techniques that I am learning in EDU 255. I like this a lot because not only is it practice for 255, you can also see how well all these techniques work in a real life situation when working with the children. Overall, I think that this game went well for the most part. Mostly all students were involved and having fun with this game. There was only a few students that didn't find the game that entertaining and wanted to be doing something else.

The second part of this lab, we ended up going out on the playground for a while after the children finished eating their snacks. This was another great time with the children. Right from the start, the children and I got a game of tag going. Once again the kids never wanted to stop running around and playing, which made it fun. After getting sweaty running around with the kids on the playground, we all came back into the gym to close off another fun time at St.Mary's. It's hard to believe that next time will be our last lab visit to St. Mary's. It has been an awesome time so far, and I am looking forward to the next time.

1 comment:

  1. Mike,
    It is great to see how far you are taking each lab. What you brought to this lab was above and beyond and could tell really brought the children in. The time you are putting into your lessons will really allow you to develop and become a great Physical Education teacher.