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Friday, December 10, 2010

PE Portfolio Showcase

On Thursday December 9th at Poolside in Park Center was the PE Portfolio Showcase. This went on from 3pm to 4pm. The top portfolios created by those in the PE major about to student teach next semester were chosen to be in the showcase. They had a number of table set up in the semi circle with those students selected standing behind them and had their portfolios in front of them. They had them laid out for anyone who would like to flip threw them and see what they had done. By going I was able to get a chance to see what makes a top portfolio and get advice on how to better mine. I thought this was a great thing for me and anyone in the PE major to attend. I found it very helpful and took down ideas for what to do with mine as well as got to ask those students for advice. I really want to make a stellar portfolio like those that I saw at the showcase. I really want to work hard and get mine to be chosen for just before I go student teaching!

Tips and Advice I Received From Those In The Showcase...

*Save everything!
*Don't wait till the last minute to put everything together
*Have pictures to show what you have done
*Make sure you use proper grammar and spelling
*What you might have thought was your final copy could change a few more times

Professional Portfolio

Here is the link to my e-portfolio...please feel free to check it out!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Are we in Santa's Workshop?!?

Christmas Comes Early to St. Mary's....

Today in lab we had a Christmas theme. My group, the triple threats, went all out. We had elf shirts, hats, and shoes. The kids really got a kick out of it. Today in lab we didn't have a specific skill to watch, but rather we had to play games that involved a parachute. We played a number of games with the kindergarten and first graders. They loved every minute of it. We started off lab by having them play some tag games. We called it Christmas tag we had two tagger for the game. The first round the students could run around, and if they got tagged they had to freeze and put their hands on the side of their head to make reindeer antlers. To get back into the game someone who has not been tagged has to stand in front of them and make the same pose they are. We did this for a few rounds making changes to the game each time. For example one round they had to skip, then hop, and then gallop. Also when they got tagged we changed the way they had to freeze, they had to make a
tree for one round and the north star for another. As they were playing I went and got may game ready with the parachute. I tied a box wrapped like a present to the middle of the parachute. I explain to the students we were Santa's helpers and had to try and get the ball on the parachute into the box by shaking it. If we got it in then the present was done and could go onto Santa's sleigh. We tried  this game for a while, but we were unsuccessful at getting the ball into the box. Even though we didn't complete the task the kids had a great time and had smiles on their faces throughout the activity. We then played a number of different games that involved the parachute before they went down to the cafeteria for snack. Once in the cafeteria we talked with them about what they were asking for for Christmas. We then did some coloring creating Christmas trees and present. After it was time to go back up to the gym for our final group game, song, and cheer.

I had a blast this semester going to St. Mary's. The kids were so much fun and I feel like I learned a lot. I learned about myself and grew as a teacher candidate. It went by so fast, but all good things should go by fast I guess. Just like the expression..."time flys when you're having fun!" Boy did I have fun with helping out at St. Mary's!!!

Thriple Threat Takes Over the Music Industry

Chapter 6 Music Video...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What Are You Thankful For?

Today was our Thanksgiving theme lab. We had the skills of dribbling and kicking. We started off lab by watching the gym group lead the students in their games. They started off with a tag game to get the students up and moving. The next game played got the students to kick a soccer ball. They were put into groups they would kick the ball to the person across from them then, they would follow their pass. We watched two students to see what their kicking ability were. We then watched them play their final game which involved dribbling. This game also included some math as well. Once we had done our observing it was them time to split off into our teams. Today my group was on special teams. We were given the task to take every ones' collages and decorate the doors to the gym. We also put some by the back entrance of the school. This was our way of saying thank you to St. Mary's for allowing us to come to their school. After Nikki and I went around to the storage rooms with one of the TAs to see if they needed to be organized. Once we were done we went to talk with students who were sitting on the side of the gym. We talked with them about school, projects they were working on, and what subjects they were
working on. After it was time for our big group game which was a relay race. After it was time for me to lead the group in the Turkey Pokey! It is just like the Hokey Pokey but I changed the words to incorporate our Thanksgiving theme. We then ended our time with a big group cheer. I was surprised and happy with how well the Turkey Pokey went. All the students did participate!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010