Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Great Debate- Supporting different skills

Skills theme advocate was the group that I supported most when choosing which groups to join between Lifetime activities and stick skills. I found it that skipping, hopping, leaping etc... have to be learned in physical education and are the most important skills to be learned and can be used throughout a lifetime. The debate was very intense and a well discussed. All the groups were well prepared and had many good points about why their group was the best. I felt that the Skills theme advocate group had the upper leverage when it came to the rebuttal arguments but in the end the board of education ruled the debate a tie between the Life time activities group and the Skills theme advocate group. I enjoyed the debate and was focused in on what everyone had to say about their groups. I believe that it is important in one way or another to have all three of these activities put into a physical education learning system. But if I had to chose only one I believe the most important for fundamentals and becoming a well round individual I would still pick Skills theme advocate.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

PE Hall of Shame Games

The PE Hall of Shame inducted the game of "Tag" in 1994 saying that it eliminates slow and unskilled players and allows for them people to watch the fastest group of people run around and tag everyone else.
However I believe if the game of tag is played in the right format keeping players active even after they are tagged that the game of tag can be good for example "Batman & Robin" tag is a game that involves chasing, fleeing and dodging skills. This game works by explaining Batman & Robin's rivals "penguin, cat women, and the Joker". Then pick 3 students to play those parts and they receive a pool noodle and then 2 students will play Batman and Robin. The object of the game is that the rivals chase the students with the pool noodles and if the student is tagged they have to walk like the person they were tagged by. For Ex if penguin tags a student the person must waddle. Batman and Robin are running around tagging the people that have been tagged to set them free and rejoin the game. This game to me would be a way to keep kids active and participating, also the pool noodle helps for the people that lack speed because they can reach farther and it would be easier to tag an opponent. In my opinion Batman and Robin tag would be an alternate type of tag and would be a successful type of tag game to play with the students.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

GR8 N8 and PK's video about how we are using technology this new year to stay healthy, fit, and active.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 2 at St Mary's Elementary School

Lab2 at St Mary's my group and I joined the Pre K students outside on the play ground and enjoyed a little bit of recess with the kids. The students were running around having a blast and my group and I were settling in and we ended up playing tag with the kids after we finished recess we went back inside to do crafting a play games with the Pre K. The crafting went very well, we had the students color Valentines hearts. The games I thought went okay for our first time. I have realized that precise and simple is a key for Pre K students. Games that are too complex are hard to describe in brief enough words for the students. I was a little nervous performing my first game in front of the students but I am excited and am looking forward to the coming weeks at St. Mary's elementary school. I am enjoying my time their and am taking in the experiences each week we as we go. The picture that I added to my profile is a picture of me giving instructions before playing our activity.

My write up for lab2: