Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome aboard the Dinosaur Train!

Yesterday in lab we prepared for our next visit to St. Mary's. Since the theme of Lab #4 is Dinosaur Train, which is a television show on pbs kids, our games all had something to do with dinosaurs. Each game was unique, and many incorporated throwing and catching and/or teamwork which I enjoyed. We will not have lab next week unfortunately, but I can't wait until we get to play our dino-games with the kids at St. Mary's!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Mary's goes to the West!

Last week at St. Mary's we did our western themed games with the kids. It was a lot of fun and most of us dressed up as cowboy's or cowgirl's. Here are some photo's of me in my western outfit...
I played a game with the pre-K student's called "Obey the Sherriff" in which I started out as the sheriff and all of the student's had to copy all of the movements I made. After that I chose another student to be the sheriff and they got to make up different movements for the rest of the student's to copy. Also, at the beginning of the lab we had to observe two of the Kindergarten student's playing games and look at the way they performed a leap, a horizontal jump, and a slide. My observations can be found in the link below:
To the West!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cartoons take-two!

Last Wednesday we once again visited St. Mary's. The cartoon theme was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed it. Since I was in the special projects group, we colored some flyers and hung them up around the lobby so that all of the parent's could see them as they came to pick up their children. After that, we all went into the gym and played games with the kids which was a blast! At the beginning of lab we each observed two of the kids as they ran, hopped and galloped during the first game. Noting the way that each student performed the actions was interesting and taught me a lot about children of these ages. I can't wait to teach my students the correct form of running, hopping, skipping, etc. so that they may be successful! Here are my lab observations: Lab #2.