Tuesday, March 22, 2011
St. Mary's, this is the age group of Kindergarten, First grade and Second Grade. We had a western theme for the lab so everyone was dressed up in cow bow hats and straw hats. All of our games were based towards the theme, I went fourth in our group and I played cross the river, its a game based of the computer game Oregon trail, each kid used a floor hockey stick as a "horse" and tried to get past the River Monster. I felt that the game went extremely well and I felt very confident in it and being able to control the kids with directions. At the end I tried to play a game on the spot and I ran into the trouble of naming it wrong and the kids decided to take me literally and I was not able to get the kids to perform the game correctly, it was fun trying but I wish i had been able to get it too work.
Monday, March 7, 2011
St. Mary's, I was in the gym group, which means that I was teaching the K-1 kids. This week was much different for me, I had the opening activity and needless to say I didn't do very well in the beginning. The kids were just very excited and were struggling to sit there and listen to me. I learned that it's easier to start basic and work your way into adding new things into the game as we go along compared to just giving it to them all at once. The game ended up going very well but it took some time getting there. This week was a very big learning week for me.