Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lab One

1.) The main differences between motor development and social between the sexes at the St. Mary's Church were definitely the amount they had developed already. The girls in the class were more likely to hold onto you and want to not run around and cause problems. The boys controlled the games that we played and always wanted to yell out what they wanted to choose, rock, paper, scissors in our game. The girls followed what the guys did never complained and loved to hang on you and run around. Some of the girls didn't want to play and faked getting hurt instead of doing that the boys went off and wanted to play basketball and be active do something else. I wasn't able to observe the differences in grade level because i was with one group ability wise the boys and girls were pretty much similar because all we were doing was tag, but after wards some of the boys really showed off their basketball skills by shooting at the free throw line.

2.) Some fine motor behavior activities while watching the kids was definitely in one of our games when i kid went a step forward, put two and two together and said after they put down and do one of the 3, we should do what beats them. When i heard this i could not believe that a kid this young would be smart enough to know that in order to win we could even cheat a little bit to get back in the game. The kids that were younger didn't really talk to much as the kids got older they interacted more and wanted to play and listen to what they had to say. This first week was an eye opener to what i need to do each week to keep them occupied and on task to play the whole time. so when i get ready for next week i am going to find a lot of games with variety so that the kids will all be interested.

Bengals Speaker

This week i was able to go and listen to a Cortland alum who is now an offensive line coach with the professional Cincinnati Bengals. The thing that was the most rewarding of the whole experience was that he discussed about how the become a better person and the attitude you have outweighs anything else. I was so glad that this wasn't just another speaker who was boring us with the drinking that goes on. Every year we have to go listen how that if your not twenty one you shouldn't be drinking etc., same thing different day. The thing is everyone knows people drink and doesn't matter what you do it will happen. With this talk he didn't speak anything of that and had a message to get out to people instead. . The main topics he discussed were coaching, his history, and how in life you have to have some luck. For example i learned to play sports because i wanted to be like my dad because he was a coach. Because my parents raising me playing sports i probably wouldn't be doing it now in college. I hope that in the future i get to listen to other speakers just like him to get something out of it instead of just going because i have to for baseball.