Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lab 6

This weeks lab was an Easter theme using many games to incorporate the Easter season. In our games we started out with a small game with jumping jacks, crap walks, and stretches into a tag game. This made it easy for the students to transition from being wound up to moving in an easy game to explain. Once the students got there all energetic we sent them in motion. The second game at the end that we had to organize was called battle ship. This was a team oriented game where the team had to stand on a mat and protect their pins, while throwing the balls to try and knock the other teams pins down. There was many strategies that we gave the kids to do such as holding a ball and playing defense and holding all the balls to bombard the other team all at once. The students had a lot of fun with this game and underneath one of the cones we hid Easter eggs with candy in them for them to enjoy after the game.

Lab 5

In this weeks lab we were focused on the skills of dribbling, passing. In my lab we had cones set up and the students would dribble a basketball in between the cones and then pass the ball at the end to the next person in line. We also used a soccer ball had the students again dribble through the cones and then set the ball down and kick it to the next person in line. The students had an easy time with moving the ball through and then kicking the ball, but with basketball dribbling they would use one hand look down at the ball and slap the ball. We got the students to look up and to cross-over as well. I had planned to instead of using cones people and have the students try and steal the ball from the person dribbling but that did not fit the age level that we had this particular week.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lab 4

This weeks lab was a very interesting lab and it was interesting because we had to take the kindergarten kids. I think the most difficult thing I have faced is trying to control the kindergarten group during an activity, which i had to do in this lab. They have trouble staying still and listening so you have to be loud and on point with directions. Another thing that our group had a very difficult time is once the students get there and are ready to play we aren’t very good at getting their attention and making them play the games that we want them to play. Usually we end up playing what they like, which is good but how will they ever learn new things instead of just shooting hoops.

When trying to teach an activity to the kindergarteners, our group needs to be prepared and know what we are doing well before doing the activity. In other words it is hard to just ‘wing’ an activity at the last minute because it is likely to fail. For the second part I would have to say that we do both. Do the games that we do say it wont take a while then we can shoot hoops and have a free time with activities.