Monday, May 9, 2011

Parachute games at St. Mary's

For our last day at St. Mary's school we did parachute games. The kids really loved the parachute games, and as soon as they saw that the parachute was out you could see their excitement just by looking at their faces. After the parachute games were taught, we went downstairs into the cafeteria and did things such as build with legos, color, play card, or play checkers. I was coloring with one student and he was telling me about his house and proceeded to draw a picture to go along with his story. It was quite interesting to see such a young student talking about how he lives and the type of enviornment that he lived in. Overall it was a great last day at St. Mary's and I will miss going to teach, and see the students very much.

Move Your Body, 201 Style!

For 201 we needed to get up and move it to Beyonce's "Move Your Body". We had to learn this dance so we could perform it as a class, in front of our peers, and fellow classmates. I enjoyed learning and actually performing this dance and it will forever be one of my many memories in Motor Development!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easter at St. Mary's

At St. Mary's this past week, I had to teach a game to the gym group. At first I was kind of nervous on how well the game would actually turn out because the other students in 201 were going to be observing my game, and assessing how well the St. Mary's students could dribble a basketball. Over all I think that my game went very well, as well as the assessment. After we were in the gym we went outside to play on the playground. It was the first time that we had gone outside with the kids, and it was a totally new enviornment. I enjoyed being outside because we could run around with the kids, and not worry about running into another group's activity. One game that I played with a student was called 'Rock, Paper, Scissors Tag", during this game you played rock, paper, scissors, shoot and whoever loses has to run away and the winner must tag the person that lost. This was a good game because we kept switching who was chasing who. I also think that the kids were excited to be going outside because it was a change of enviornment for them as well, and they weren't cooped up in the gym the entire time.