Thursday, October 8, 2009

Week 1 at St. Mary's

Week 1 at St. Mary's was an excellent experience for me. I had the privilege of working with the pre school children. The students were full of life and energy, which is great because it allows us to have fun with them. We played sharks and minnows with the kids and it seemed as if they enjoyed themselves. It was a challenge at first getting the whole group together for directions, but we finally got them quite to explain the game. Once we initiated the game the kids started to have fun. Eventually parents started to come so the game only lasted about 15 minutes, however in that period of time I learned a lot regarding that specific age group and other key elements such as motor development, and loco motor movements. Overall it was a lot of fun and I feel the kids learned a new fun game. Finally i think it will be very interesting when we work with the older kids to compare these different skills.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff-

    I know what you mean by it being difficult to get all the kids (especially the preK students) to be quiet long enough to explain the activity. That's why it's important to keep the games and activities simple. One idea is to use a simple game and then once you see they have that down move on to something a little more complex. The most important thing, as I'm sure you know, is to get the students moving.

    Good post though for the first week.