Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Time For Easter!!!

This week was lab 5, it was our easter theme. My group was doing special projects, now for those who don't know what that means, we were in charge of an activity at the end of the day that includes all kids left, a song for the kids, and then we do a cheer. I was in charge of the game this week, I set up an obstacle course in the shape of a square, it had four things to perform, jumping through hoops, leaping through hoops, climbing under and over ropes and then crawling through a bunny hole (mats folded up). It was a hit, we had music going on in the background and the kids were loving it, they were laughing and smiling the whole time. We then did the bunny hop song and had a happy easter cheer, it ended up being a great ending to a very successful day for everyone. I felt very accomplished with how the kids listened to me and responded to my game.

Monday, April 4, 2011

St. Mary's Lab 4

Today we went to St. Mary's for the fourth time, we had a dinosaur train theme. It's based off of a PBS kids television show. I was in the Pre-K room today, we had a craft for the kids which was them coloring in a picture of a dinosaur and putting it onto a poster board, the kids loved it. Next I had a song for them to sing and that went great. Next we read them a book and went into the gym for our games. We had a tag game and two other games, one involved throwing soft toys over a high mat which worked out great and the other was a little bit too difficult for the kids. We realized next time that we need more running games to get them tired out more. It ended up being a productive Lab, I really enjoyed the Pre-K kids today.