Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Head, Neck, And Body

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!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Decisions! Decisions!

I was a member of the Board of Education and I was apart of the group that had to really make sure that we chose the most prepared group that was ready to respond to any situation we may have handed them.  We listened to the three groups debate and had them prepare questions for one another to battle out to see which sports/skills would be most suitable/important for the students.  I thought that the individual skills group did a very good job because I feel that every student should learn the fundamentals of where it all begins in stead of jumping right into a sport.  Everyone should be exposed to different environments and learn how to adapt to different tasks.  As the debate was being broadcasted live I saw numerous people tweeting in response to our debate.  Some of the responses/questions they asked really helped us as the Board of Ed members to decide which presentation would help our students further their physically active life because at our school this is only the beginning.  The final decision made was to the lifetime sports/skills and locomotor skills groups. We as the Board of Ed felt that both groups did a really nice job presenting their arguments and had good points to prove that their group was very important to the wellbeing of the students.  We felt that these groups could collaborate together and create a way that they will work together to incorporate both aspects of these skills.  I would also like to thank the Sticks and Sports group because even though we did not choose them I felt that they still did put up good points and we could possibly use their games in the future.   Watch the debate now!
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Hey St. Mary's! How Do You Do?

My past trip to St. Mary's my group and I were special projects so we had to organize and take inventory on all of the equipment in both of the closets. We also took pictures of every piece of equipment so we could label the boxes accordingly so finding a specific item would be easier for everyone. Next we brain stormed on what we think the bulletin board should be and I thought that we could make a collage of different locomotor movements/lifelong skills and title it something like "St. Mary's Leap Toward Physical Change." After we played with some of the students in the gym for about twenty minutes and then the Sommersaults brought everyone together for a game/song/cheer. We played a game called "Have You Ever?" and if the question applied to you then you would find a new place in the circle and whoever did not find a spot would be the person in the middle to lead the next have you ever question. Then Ryan led the Baby Shark song and everyone was involved in the song. It was a lot of fun plus Professor Yang filmed it so I am eager to see everyone participating. Finally I ended the day with a cheer I learned from my High Schools Cheer Leading squad. It is called the circle cheer. You begin the cheer by saying "Hey St. Mary's! How do you do? The Sommersaults team has got a boogie for you! Then after that I would lead the group by saying "Were gunna turn around, touch the ground, shake our booties, and get on down!" We repeated the cheer twice so everyone could understand and have fun with it. I was a little bit nervous at first but in order for it to work you have to be confident and cheerful. Then I had everyone gather into the middle, put our hands together, and cheer St. Mary's on three. I would say that the day was a success and I had a lot of fun interacting with the students. I love going there and I am eager to return! Check out lab three!