Sunday, November 20, 2011


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


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.