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