Saturday, May 8, 2010


Todays lab was very exciting everyone got really involved! It was a little sad that it was the last one but everyone had a great time! Our group was in charge of the parachute games. I played "super hero bubble". Everyone shook the parachute and on the count of three we lifted it over our heads and went under it. It was very good physical activity. My arms were sore the next day believe it or not! We played for almost an hour. I also dressed up as flash and we noticed that the kids started calling us by or super hero names instead of our actual names. We definitely went out with a bang!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Toy Story!

toy Story is a great movie and the kids loved this theme. It was very nice outside and we observed the children playing around and moving from station to station. They kicked and dribbled all over. When the kids were playing on the playground, my gropup had a special project and we decerated the doors as a way of saying thank you to st marys. After the kids all went into the cafateria to watch toy story. We couldnt play our game but, we sang to them. It went overall pretty good, but the music was a little too fast and since we were in the cafateria we had to work around the tables. At the end we all got together and i said the chant " To infinity and beyond


The Easter Egg
As with the Easter Bunny and the holiday itself, the Easter Egg predates the Christian holiday of Easter. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians.
From the earliest times, the egg was a symbol of birth in most cultures. Eggs were often wrapped in gold leaf or, if you were a peasant, colored brightly by boiling them with the leaves or petals of certain flowers.
Today, children hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter baskets along with the modern version of real Easter eggs -- those made of plastic or chocolate candy.

This labwas so much fun! The kids were very excited about the holiday. The kids were singing and dancing. Everyone really got involved and the kids loved looking at the eggs and coloring the eggs! I love holidays and Easter is one of my favorites, so i really enjoyed this theme! Lets Go Easter!

Dino Lab!

This lab was great the kids love to use their imagination and had a lot of fun with the activities played today! I really enjoyed watching their faces with Blaze showed up. It was an enjoyable experience that I will never forget. Most of the kids participated and I loved seeing them want to get involved!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Todays lab was interesting. I had a lo of fun, but the kids were filled with a lot of energy. At times I had trouble getting them to pay attention. Although, after a while they started to listen to me.Over all the games were a good time. I noticed in this lab what i must work on. I am ready to improve the skills. The kids were jumping around and playing basketball. I enjoyed the last song we did with them!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Development of Physical Education Get involved!!!

Three critical issues facing children in the US today are childhood obesity has been rising rapidly, in-school and community violence among youth have alarmed us all, and early puberty has important psychological ramifications.

Some goals of the concept "Developmental Physical Education" are that a person is physically fit, a person participates regularly in physical activity, and the person knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in physical activities.

Developmental physical education recognizes the relationship among the specific requirements of the movement task, the biology of the individual, and the conditions of the learning environment in promoting motor control and movement competence.

Individual appropriateness- The inclusion of learning experience into the physical education program geared to learner's phases and stages of motor development and the levels and stages of movement skills
Group appropriateness- The inclusion of learning experiences into the physical education experience based on chronological age and grade level

Fundamental movement skills include locomotion and manipulation
Locomotion : walking, running,leaping, jumping, and hopping
manipulation: Ball rolling, throwing, kicking, punting, and striking

Patterns of stability can be observed as axial, static and dynamic movements
Axial: Bending, stretching, twisting, turning, and swinging
Static/dynamic: upright balances, inverted balances, rolling,starting, stopping, and dodging

Physical fitness is defined as Health related and Performance related
Health related: Muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, joint flexibility, and body composition
Performance-related: Balance, coordination, agility, speed and power

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Dodge ball in Physical education
After participating in a game during class, it has made me realize that dodge ball is an unacceptable game to play with kids. Starting off by having teams and picking captains was already excluding some of the kids. There is very little moving around, only a few kids want to participate, and if you get hit your out and there is way too much sitting around. The same people were throwing the balls, and the smaller kids get out first.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tunnel Tag
Divide the class into teams of two (each player has a partner). Select 1-3 of the teams to be the "its" (personally, I use gold vests to identify the "its". This game is now player just like Tunnel Tag, except all players must stay joined with their partner. The "its" will attempt to tag the players. Upon being tagged, the players must form a tunnel (using both players from the team). The tagged players must stay frozen in a tunnel formation until another team goes through their tunnel. Once a team has gone through the tunnel of the frozen team, the frozen team is freed and may re-join the game. Once a team has been tagged 3 times, I will have them come to the sideline, get a vest and join the game as "its".
Following are 2 more rules:
1. Players must be connected at all times (I allow disconnects for making of some tunnels and for going through some tunnels.
2. "Its" must be connected while tagging other players.

This week was Olympic week! It was very exciting, and the game I organized was tunnel tag. Tunnel tag was really fun, however at times I had trouble keeping the younger kids attention. Once i started the music they were very energetic and were running around and having a great time!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Helping kids and going to St. Mary's was amazing this week!!! Interacting with the kids was very enjoyable I loved seeing the kids smile. I had a chance to draw princesses with the younger girls and play race cars with the boys. My group played duck, duck, goose and many tag games with the kids. Seeing altogether was a great chance to go outside my bubble and really get involved.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

First class and First Blog

  PED 201 is very helpful and the class seems interesting. I had my first lab on Monday and I was excited to work with the kids. Believe it or not I was intimidated by the children at first. Although as the lab continued I felt more relaxed. I can't wait to see the kids next lab!