Wednesday, December 28, 2011

IT IS NEVER TO EARLY TO MOVE IN P.E.


    I strongly believe that Gymnastics should be apart of every Physical Education (K-6) curriculum. Gymnastics covers many aspects of motor development, for it encourages proper movement and life long fitness. Coordination, flexibility, muscular strength/endurance, balance, stability. agility, manipulation and many other skills can be improved using gymnastics because the environment can be manipulated to suit the needs of all skill levels.
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    Here is a simple kidnastics routine that me and my partner created; it consists of four movement categories: balance, jumps, vaults, and rolls. Here is the sequence of moves you are watching in order. FORWARD ROLL/up incline mat, V-SCALE(balance), STAR JUMP, BACKWARD ROLL/down incline mat, 180 degree JUMP, BEAR CRAWL(vault), DONKEY KICK(vault), and an AIRPLANE SCALE(balance).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

THE END MEANS NEW BEGINNINGS

                This was our last day at St. Mary’s. I learned a lot about the motor development of children as well as about myself as a future physical education teacher. After all this time, I learned that it takes a lot more repetitions’ for young children to get better at motor skills. I also learned that is critical that children receive constant general and specific feedback in order to build their esteem, confidence, and efficacy. As for me, I need to be more clear when I am giving directions. It will also benefit me to always remember that attitude and body language can sometimes speak louder than my words. LAB 6

Sunday, November 20, 2011

MY FIFTH EXPERIENCE

This was by far my best St. Mary’s experience. My group worked with the fourth and fifth graders, for this experience was just as nerve wrecking as the first time I interacted with the kindergarten and pre-k group. The children really enjoyed the games as well, but I feel like there is still a lot of progress that I need to make as far as planning and explaining the directions. The field work at St. Mary’s has allowed me to grasp an idea of what teaching physical education will be like, and I am also getting to see what my strengths and weaknesses would be as a teacher. There’s so much for me to learn still, yet the progress I have made is simply the stepping stones to my exciting future. LAB 5

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WHY SCREAM ON HALLOWEEN


Lab 4 was amazing. The kids really seemed to be into the games. The kids had somewhat of a hard time understanding the instructions, but they tried their best. The fact that the theme was Halloween gave a lot of the staff an opportunity to dress up. Some costumes were very popular amongst the kids. I do have to say that I have seen some kids improve in their motor skills over the past few weeks. I have also learned to believe that programs like the one at  St. Mary’s in very important because kids learn skills in PE class but if they don’t get time to use them, the skill eventually gets done with improper or hazardous techniques, so it is important that kids participate in motor developing games in PE as well as outside of PE to gain more experience and to be assessed more often.

Friday, October 28, 2011

THIRD TIME IS ALWAYS A CHARM

            Another wonderful week at St. Mary’s if I say so myself. Leaping, Horizontal Jumps & Sliding was our assessment topics. The children had a blast as well as the staff, they learned better techniques for these movements, while the students got to teach, assess, and give constructive feedback. My group made posters the illustrated and showed proper movement for hopping, leaping, galloping, walking, running’s and sliding. Next week’s theme is Halloween, so who knows what we will have in store for the children.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PHYSICAL PHANATICS PRESENTS PE POP

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IT'S AMAZING WHAT A PHYSICAL PHANATIC COULD DO WITH WITH CREATIVITY AND TEAMWORK