Monday, March 23, 2009

Lab 3

Today's lab was throwing and catching. For this weeks trip to St. Marys i had pre-k students who were very energetic and did not want to listen. There were a few things that i screwed up when i was explaining our game. First off never have the balls or anything they can get their hands on right there in front of them. Another thing is to make sure that you explain the game with them calm and sitting down, keep the directions short and less explaining and more activity teach on the go is better for this level of kids. Overall the kids played well no problems had them throwing into a net with ping pong balls, then running the bases with activites to do on the way like bouncing running throwing and catching. The kids that we had to look at did a good job too with throwing and catching and had more yes than no. Teaching the kids which foot to step with and which arm was very difficult as well. After settling in the kids were on their way and had a good time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lab Two

Lab 2

1.) This weeks activities we focused on the leap, horizontal jump, and the slide. During the game and activity we watched the student do these activities and asked them to do the moves in a variety of ways. We did this to see how coordinated they are in every aspect of the leap, jump, slide, while incorporating it into a game so it wasn't focused on that rather having fun in a game so we get the best of both worlds. We worked with 12 students that were pre-K which was under 6 years old and they were actually very into the games and did not cause too much problems with understanding the games. There was not a difference in the ages, the students were male and female.

2.) While i was teaching the kids a couple of strategies i came up with while teaching the kids how to bowl and hit a target was that i got down really low to the ground and showed the correct movement of the bowl. Got one leg out in front of the other and followed through. What Dr. Yang did not particularly like was a put one student that was really struggling with this movement on my toes so he could feel the movement and then do it by himself. I see how this is not particularly right but at the same time i got what i was looking for which was success on his next throw.

3.) To keep the kids on task you really have to get down to their level and let them pick and choose what they want to do. If you keep them involved and happy then you can do pretty much anything. If the student wants to be the tagger then let them, if they want to take a break sit down talk to them for a second and then say alright lets go now don't want to miss all the fun. If they continue to be a problem i usually say alright 5 seconds or else you don't want to know whats going to happen and then start counting down and they will always get up laughing and join again.