Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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.
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).
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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.