Friday, October 21, 2011

Mary's Marvels Back Again!

It has been awhile since we've gone to St. Mary's. The theme for the day was Sports teams! I was happy to see that almost all of our class was wearing a jersey or some sort of team logo on. I feel like this really had effect on the kids by them right from the start interacting with all of us; calling out the players or teams on our shirts. It also benefited us during the lesson when we taught. I knew that we were going to have a blast!

Today Mary's Marvels were going to have the pleasure of working with the older group. This was definitely a good time to have the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. They love to be competitive at this age and most of there motor skills should be really proficient. This week, I taught a game that many kids really love called speedball. This is a game that involves a combination of sports such as basketball, soccer, and handball. I thought that I did a good job of explaining the rules in a way that they can understand easily. Most of the kids were listening and paying attention to my instructions but there was a few that weren't. One kid said "I just wanna play already". I responded with If you listen then we can play faster! That worked out. During the game, I saw pretty much everyone really getting into it and having a blast. It really started to get more competitive when the score as the game went along. One thing that I saw that I couldn't believe was the goalie punted the ball and it landed right in the other teams basket! I was in shock. We all then congratulated him on his amazing job and he really was proud of himself.

Overall I think that all the kids really enjoyed speedball and Im looking forward to next week at St Mary's!

1 comment:

  1. Nice reflection Greg. Is your Lab 3 form attached?