Monday, October 26, 2009

Cleaning up dirty back yard

The game dirty back yard is the game in which children are divided into two groups. They are given a portion of the gym which contains various amounts of foam pieces, and soft objects. They must then try and throw there pieces to the other side while the other team oes the same thing. There are a few ways that you can change this game to make it more team and skill oriented. You can start by saything that every object that is blue has to be thrown to 3 other team mates before it can be thrown over the net. Another variation is everything that is a circle has to be thrown in a certain way. Like the potty shot, backwards, thrown like a baseball, or even thrown between the legs. As for the counting don't have the students count up how many objects they have, you as the teacher should because then you can say that it is a tie so noe of the children feel as they lost, and you can do the activity again. With a few changes this dirty back yard is now clean.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Superduper day at St. Mary's

This lab was really fun, the children that we worked with are full of energy from when we got there till we left they were bouncing off the walls. It was really cool to see how some of the kids are totally emersed in the games while others could care less. Sometimes we had to go over and talk to the kids who didn't want to play one on one. But after a little talk they were ready to play. Its was a really fun lab and i can't wait to go back and do the next one. The theme for this lab was superheros, everyone was dress in there super hero outfits. There was bat man, super man and even bird women. The kids get more energy if they see the college students in crazy outfits they get ampted up for wht ever activity that we are doing. The kids are always excited and ready to go, also the kids like to talk, if you ask them one question you will get a story. It sute how open they are, you learn a lot if you just listen to them. I can;t wait to get back there it is so much fun.