Thursday, April 28, 2011
Last Wednesday, instead of having a practice lab we were surprised with a scavenger hunt. I have to say that this hunt included more running around than I do at track practice, and I was exhausted afterwards! We had specific clues scattered all around lower campus, and my team started out really well. Unfortunately though, when we came to the end we were greeted by the rest of the teams, and found out that we had lost. Never the less it was a fun time for all, and I was happy to get in some extra exercise!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Last week in our lab we practiced our games for the Easter theme. It went really well, except that I needed to include more in my game which I named "Steal the Egg". It was the same as Steal the Bacon, just a different name. We aren't going to play the games with the kids at St. Mary's until next week, so I will have plenty of time to tweak my game so that it goes smoothly. Also, today in class we watched our video skits, below is the link to my groups video, "Parent Factors"!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Last Wednesday we went to St. Mary's once again after what seemed like a long time. Since the theme was Dinosaur Train, we played all games which had to do with dinosaurs. However, things didn't run as smoothly as I would have liked. During my game, I had a very hard time keeping the students' attention, so much that their own PE teacher had to step in and tell them to pay listen to my instructions. Once he got their attention, my game went pretty well. I learned a lot after that, for example I should have brought an ipod for music as a cue to start and stop. Also, I should have explained all of the directions of my game before I sent them to their places around the gym. I am glad that this happened though, because it really taught me what not to do next time, and when teaching in my own class. It made me really appreciate that I have the opportunity to go to St. Mary's and learn how to teach young kids! Below are my observations of Lab 4: