Monday, February 16, 2009

Day One at St. Mary's

My first day at St. Mary's is one I will remember forever. This was my first real teacher experience and boy was it a blast. I started off the day a little confused about what I would be doing with the children but then it all jut came natural.I was put with the little kids age 2-4. I went into it thinking they were going to be a handful but I was wrong. The kids were every well behaved and enjoyed myself and other being there. I started off with a couple of boys and they built a fort. The fort was awesome but I was able to challenge there minds on how to build bigger and better forts. Then I was sent into another room and I sat down with a group of girls. They were coloring many different pictures. They loved how I tired to color with them. They made fun of me while I was doing this but I was also able to challenge them. After the classroom we all went into the gym and played many games. Two girls came up to myself and threw me a ball. I was surprised how well the threw the ball. I tired to teach them how to throw and kick. They are two girls who have a great future in athletics.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dodge Ball

Every high school students favorite game during gym class was dodge ball, that is if you were the athletic type. Everyday students would look forward to loving dodge ball or hating it. The students who were know to be the "better" athletes usually loved the game. In my opinion dodge ball should be part of the criteria that students participate in because it requires hand-eye coordination, quickness, strength, and the ability to throw which all students should be able to do. Although the balls that are used should be soft and the area that the students aim for is from the head down, the students can still enjoy the great gym class past time in dodge ball. There is many different variations of dodge ball that can help separate the athletic differences between students. What all Physical Educators should worry about is getting all students to participate, which could be a problem. But with all the different ways to play any athletic ability should enjoy dodge ball.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009