Sunday, December 11, 2011

Last Day at St Mary's.. Thank You!!

This was going to be the Last Day that my class will have the chance to spend time at St. Mary's. It was hard to say goodbye to everyone but I know all the memories that I have will stay with me. I remember the first day I walked into their school not knowing what to expect, new kids that I will meet and how nervous I was. As I went along, I started to get more and more comfortable teaching in front of them and I know it can be challenging. The biggest challenge I had was to get everyones attention which I found strategies to go about this. I know that if you stay confident the whole time and not give up then you can get through it.

This weeks theme was Christmas!! As soon as I arrived, I could see all the kids smiling faces because they knew it was Christmas time. I ended up not teaching a game to them but I did help out my group and it really was fun. We had the older group which was really fun because they love competition. I thought that for the last day, we ended with a great day. Our time at St. Mary's really flew by and I wish I could of had more time with the kids. Being at their school really prepared me for when I get a job and gave me a look at what age group I want to work. I definitely became more confident when I teach and this will be greatly benefited. My life and passion is Physical Education and for that I really want to thank St. Mary's. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thanksgiving at St Mary's!

We are counting the last times we will be coming to St. Mary's. We just have one more lab to go!  Today's theme was Thanksgiving and my group got to work with the Pre-K children. I haven't worked with this age group yet and I was really excited. Our group led crafts and read books that were relevant to thanksgiving.

Today I decided to read a book to the Pre-K children. It was called the Perfect Pumpkin Pie. I thought that it was a good book to get the kids in the thanksgiving spirit. The only time I've read to children this age was to my little cousins and that was a long time ago so I was a little nervous. As I read to them, I noticed they had a lot of questions to ask me. One of the children was trying to climb on me while I was reading. I fell like I should of put more enthusiasm when I read so that the children can get the full effects of the book and understand it better. I felt like all the kids enjoyed the book.

I also helped out with the crafts that my other group members had come up with. I really think that doing a craft is perfect for their age group. I watched them color in their turkeys faces which put a smile on my face. I really had a lot of fun working with the Pre-K children and I can't wait for are last day their. Christmas Theme!