Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lab #4

Finally returned back to St. Mary's elementary school this past week and was able to get back into routine working with the kids. This week we were the Gym group and had to lead the activities in the beginning. I enjoyed working with the kindergarten and first graders. After being with the older kids a few weeks ago I was a little anxious to see how our games were going to work out this week at Lab. However during pre lab I set up the game Oscar's Garbage Can and the game did not turn out the way I planned for it to initially but I stuck with the game and made a couple of changes and once I was at St. Mary's school the kids loved the game. I was enthused to see that just because a game does not work in pre lab, that it still can work in actual lab with the kids. I believe that the age difference had a lot to do with this game and the reasoning why it worked so well at lab. Being the first group to go isn't always the easiest to do, so having a game work as well as mine did made the day really exciting. I have been enjoying my time at St. Mary's school and am excited for Lab 5!!!!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

St Mary's School Lab 3

Attended St. Mary's School for Lab 3 and I was thrilled to work with the kids this past week knowing that our group would be working with the older kids in the cafeteria, little did I know the older kids were worst than the Pre K when it came to participating in our activities. The older kids love to play tag games and they were not into "chuck the chicken" which was a game that Pat had planned to play with the kids. However I put on the Cha Cha Slide, a song that says a cue and you follow the cue. The kids enjoyed that dance which made me feel inspired knowing that their was hope for them to play one of our activities. After dancing we ended up playing temple tag and some type basketball/soccer game with the kids that we named spider man basketball. The kids were very competitive and enjoyed playing the game. Each week that I spend at St. Mary's School I just keep taking in more and more information. I have enjoyed each week that we have been at St. Mary's School and am looking forward to Lab 4 in the coming weeks.