Monday, May 3, 2010

Ghost Busters!!!

This week at St.Mary's was our last lab. I was very sad not to be going back but I had a great time working with all the kids!!! This weeks theme was superheros which the kids loved all our costumes. I dressed up as a ghost buster, it was a blast!! I will miss all the kids from St.Marys!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Reach for the SKY!!!!

This weeks theme for lab was the movie Toy Story!! It was a ton of fun because it was nice enough out for the kids to be able to go outside and play the games. This week we assessed kicking and dribbling the ball. My group was the specials group this week so we helped organize some of the equipment in the closets. We also did a great cheer at the end of the lab, my group of kids were on Woody's team so we got to scream "Reach for the Sky"!!!!!!! My group did an awesome job, I think we were louder than the other group:) I cant wait for our next lab!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter is here!!!

The theme this week at St.Mary's was easter!!! Everyone did a great job coming in with bunny ears on & lots of fun props. My group worked with the pre-k this week. We helped them design their own eggs to take home with them. We also played a really fun game with them that allowed us to observe their over hand throw. I think we had just as much fun with that game as the students did!! I can't wait for next weeks lab:)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dinosaur Train!!!

Tonights lab at St.Marys was a lot of fun. The theme this week was dinosaur Train, so for my game I painted a huge T-Rex. The kids had to help me feed this T-Rex which I called Tiny-T by running through a fun obstacle course. The kids loved this and were really excited to help out Tiny-T. They had a little trouble sliding through the cones in the obstacle course, instead they ran through them. After my game I played with the soccer group for the rest of the class, this was tons of fun because I love soccer.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Issue in Physical Fitness

The three main critical issues facing children today are: childhood obesity that is on the rise rapidly, in-school and community violence among our youth, and early puberty that has psychosocial ramifications. Childhood obesity is an alarming issue in our society today. The combination of poor diets and not being active is a major issue that is resulting in childhood obesity. There is an enormous rise of in-school violence today that has our society alarmed. Physical educators can play a major role in helping make our schools and communities places that are safe and free of violence.

The physically educated person should be defined the following ways, physically fit, someone who values physical activity and its contributions to a healthy way of living, and has learned skills necessary to perform different physical activities. The three factors that explain the relationship that lead to the development of the whole child are the biology of an individual, requirements of the movement task, and conditions of the learning environment.

Individual appropriateness is when the education is geared toward and individual because each child is unique and develops differently as well as at different rates. Group appropriateness is education geared towards a group of individuals that is being taught based on curriculum and is not based on chronological age.

Three examples of locomotion movements would be leaping, walking and hoping. Some examples of manipulation movements would be kicking the soccer ball, volleying the volley ball and throwing a baseball. Axial movements involve bending, stretching, turning, twisting, and swinging. Some examples of static/dynamic movements may be rolling and dodging. Two components that define physical fitness are health-related and performance-related. Health-related components include muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, joint flexibility and body composition. Some performance-related components are coordination, balance, agility, power, and speed.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lab 2- Olympic Shape Tage

This week at St. Mary's was amazing!!It was Olympic theme week and I was working with the Pre-K group. We read a book, sung the alligator song and made GOLD medals for all the students to wear. My game was called Olympic Shape Tag and the kids had a blast playing it. This tag game allowed me to incorporate some non-locor motor skills for the kids to perform like, bending, balancing on one foot, and twisting. I was also able to keep the Olympics theme for this game by having them for example bend like an ice skater and balance on one foot. This was challenging for all the kids but they really seemed to enjoy it. We also got a chance to observe two kindergarten kids at the beginning of the lab, that allowed us to look at three locomotor skills (running, galloping, and hoping). This lab went very well and I'm very excited to go back to St. Mary's for Lab #3!!