Thursday, April 26, 2012
Then I read the students a book called "I Want To Be An Astronaut." The book was a very short story with a lot of pictures. Although the students did not respect me while I was reading the story. Every sentence I read they all in unison would say "Huh!?" I smiled twice and then told the students to pay attention and to be quiet but they continued to do it every page for the remainder of the story. After I went into the gymnasium and played with the students in builders and bulldozers. I had a student that wanted to play with me individually so we were having a pass. Then she wanted to pass to me off the wall and try and catch it. I was impressed with her ability although the ball slipped between her hands a few times. Then she wanted to carry her ice cream cone around the area. We both tried to pass the ball from cone to cone because we did not want to get sand on our ice cream. The day went by so quick and before I knew it it was the final activity of the day. One young student wanted to be my partner for the activity so we ran around and tried to grab their flag that was attached to the other teams belts. He was more successful than me! I had a blast at St. Mary's and would do the semester all over again. It has been such a beneficial learning experience and it was fun at the same time. Thanks again St. Mary's School!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday was such a gorgeous day and what better way to spend the day than at St. Mary's. As soon as we got there we had to observe the different levels of skill amongst the kindergartner's and first graders. I was extremely impressed with the skill levels of the students. Any way today my group and I worked with the pre-kindergartner's. We went outside to their playground and interacted with the students. Three young girls wanted to play tag with me and they were very good. They refrained from telling me all the rules because apparently every fence, chair, and tree were "base".
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Monday, April 16, 2012
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Sommersaults killed it live at Pool Side this past Wednesday afternoon in Park Center. All of the groups went in order of the chapters. I thought that all the groups did a really good job performing in front of an audience and nobody seemed nervous at all. Some groups had choreography which was nice to see and some different props involved as well. As soon as we got up there the crowd was getting a little rowdy. I was a little bit nervous because we were last and I felt the pressure on. Once the music started to play my nerves just magically disappeared and I felt comfortable infront of the crowd. I think we did pretty awesome and I am proud of my group!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
When we first got to St. Mary's we were assessing the younger students on how to throw and catch. I was really impressed at how strong their abilities were. They were able to throw pretty much on target and many were hitting Oscar the Grouch directly in the head which was pretty entertaining. One student I noticed could sort of throw a curve ball. It discouraged me because I obviously cannot do that! Afterwords my group and I were told to work with the cafeteria group or the older students. We first went downstairs to play some board games. Two students were showing me how to build a face mask out of leggo's to protect my self in any emergency. They said that my face mask was decent for my first time building. Then we all moved upstairs where my group and I introduced our games. The students really were not interested and some of the boys were trying to see how much they could get away with and was pushing us as instructors. When it came time for my game I was a little intimidated because the boys were being rough and loud. I told them we were going to play earth ball and the object of the game was to throw small balls at one large yoga ball and see if they can get it across either teams side to score a point. But some of the students were kicking it and picking it up and throwing it at one another. After about five minutes I had to stop the game because they were out of control. So Dave, Ryan, and I decided to play basketball with the boys to try and control them more which we succeeded. They were trying to cheat a bit and pushing one another. It was not one of the better days at St. Mary's and I am actually glad it happened because now I know I have to be prepared for anything to happen because I will never know the mood of the students I will be getting. Next time I will be working with the pre kindergartener's so hopefully my game will work next time because after this past lab we got some advice from one of the past 201 students saying that the younger ones love to chase. In the event I have the older students again I will try to make my game more team oriented and more sport similar so I gain more interest and trust in the students to follow the rules. Click here for lab four!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Sommersaults are at it again! Ever hear Wiz Khalifa's Young, Wild, and Free? We wrote our own remix that went along with Rudimentary Movement Abilities. Listen and let me know what you think!
Be sure to check out Dave and Ryan's blog as well!
Be sure to check out Dave and Ryan's blog as well!