Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Prezi - It was the best of times it was the worst of times

     My life has been a struggle from the day of nationals 2010. I thought of myself as a failure because i was on the biggest stage of my running career and i thought i had failed myself. But if there's one thing i learned it's to never give up no matter what the circumstances because all it takes is one moment to bring you back on track

All good things come to an end sooner or later

     With this being the last lab of the semester it's hard to describe the atmosphere change since the first day i've been at St. Mary's.

    The theme of the last lab was Star Wars and to be quite honest it wasn't all about Star Wars. Yes it had parachutes but this lab was a very emotional one for a lot of us. To see how far we've come since the first week is absolutely amazing. You could tell who wanted to be here and who didn't.

     One thing i noticed about myself was my teacher mask coming out to the head of the line. Since the first week teaching to kids and interacting with them hasn't been more fun than with the experience i've had there. I've learned a lot about myself and my profession as well as what to expect when i become a teacher one day.

     Above all else working with others was the main piece of this puzzle. Everyone in this experience had a role and i believe we all did so successfully. But all good things come to an end sooner or later. Walking out of St. Mary's one last time was hard but the hours put into the product was well worth it. As far as going back is concerned i cannot wait for that day. This is what physical education is all about

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Time comes to St. Mary's

     Lab this week incorporated the holiday of Easter. For my game of choice i choose to do Egg-Extravaganza which included a basket of eggs and numerous activities for the kids to do.

     During prep lab i had different sets of motor movements which i thought of having the kids do however i switched it up this time aorund. Instead of running, jumping, and skipping i had them dancing, clapping, and stomping their feet. Trying to keep kids motivated and having fun was my main goal for my game although the kids spent most of their time reading the eggs but again you can't expect everything to go perfect.

     The eggs didn't last long either. I had at leats 15 kids ask me if they could have an egg and of course i gave them what they wanted. They were more excited with keeping the eggs then they were doing the activity i also had a child ask me for my mask it was quite interesting.

     What seperated this lab from the others was being OUTSIDE. It was amazing to see how much the kids came alive and how their energy radiated in everything they did. I found myself playing tag, swinging on monkey bars, and sliding down a slide (haven't done that in 7 years).

     What made this lab special was it didn't matter what lab group you were in, EVERYONE GOT INVOLVED. All of us took part in what was a lab full of laughs, excitement, and happiness like i've never saw before at St. Mary's.