Monday, April 26, 2010

Superheroes Stop In!!!

This week in lab it was superhero week. I think the kids just loved us all this week because we all dressed up as superheroes. My group was the first group to go today and i feel it went really well compared to the last time we had to go first. This time we played a quick tag game to get their attention and try and tire them out a little so they would listen better. After we played the tag game and calmed them down we played with the parachute, which the kids LOVED! After playing several parachute games like, popcorn, air conditioner, shark, and just making waves we went down to the cafeteria and worked on fine motor skills. The kids played with legos and built houses, space ships, and boats. They absolutely love building space ships with us, that's all they could talk about for the entire time we were down there. Every two seconds was them saying "look at my ship, isn't it cool". This lab just went great i feel i couldn't be any happier knowing that we went out with a bang for our last lab of the semester. I'm very lucky to be able to work with kids from the school and actually get to do hands on work, it definitely helps out a lot.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Toy Story Week

This week at lab my group was in charge of special projects. This means that we basically help out the school by organizing their closets that hold all their equipment. We also are in charge of the final game, song, and cheer. We didn't get to our game but we did do our song and cheer. The song we chose to do was the chicken dance song. We changed the lyrics to involve the toy story theme, which i thought went over pretty well. The only problem that i saw was that the song was to fast so the beginning was a little rough, but once we got through the first verse it went really well. Our cheer was "to infinity and behind", i feel the kids enjoyed that cheer as well. All and all i think this might have been one of our best labs. Can't wait for the next lab, i have a feel it is going to be a great one.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Lab

This lab went very well i thought. The kids seemed to want to try our activities and give them a chance. I feel my game went pretty good it definitely good have gone better but in the end i think it was a success. As the labs go bye i seem to learn a lot more information on how to become a great physical educator. There's only two labs left and i think they will both be a success because we all now have seen the kids at their worst and their best so we know how to adapt to their personalities.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dinosaur Week

This week in lab we did a dinosaur theme. My group was the first group to go this week and it was rough! The kids were just so wired and energetic that it made are group look like we couldn't control them. All the kids wanted to do was play basketball and run around and play with their friends. I did learn that since we were the first group going we should have just played a quick game that would get them tired out so that they would then listen and want to play our games. After attempting to play our games and the other group played their games the kids just wanted to play basketball. I tried to have the kids i worked with show me their dribble and shot, just to try and have them work on skills instead of just messing around with their friends. The kids loved the song that the last group did and i think it was a great finish to a rough start.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Child Growth and Development

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Movement Skills and Physical Fitness

Fundamental movement skills are the development of the body’s motor control, precision, and accuracy in the performance of movements. Two kinds of fundamental movement skills are locomotion and manipulation. A few examples of locomotion skills are; walking, running, and jumping. Those are three basic skills for locomotion. Combinations skills for locomotion are climbing, sliding, and skipping. A few examples of manipulation are propulsive, which is like ball rolling, kicking, and bouncing. There also is absorptive, which is catching and trapping.
Stability is broken up into two sections, axial and Static and dynamic postures. A couple of examples of axial stability would be bending and swinging. Examples of static and dynamic postures would be rolling and dodging.
Physical fitness is defined as a combination of Health related fitness and Performance related fitness. Health related fitness is made up of the body’s muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Performance related fitness is made up of what the body can do. Balance, speed of movement, agility, and coordination are all examples of this.

Developmental Physical Education

There are three critical issues that children in the US are facing today. The first issue is that childhood obesity has been rising rapidly. The second issue at hand is that the violence in schools and in the communities among the youth has all of us alarmed. The third issue is early puberty has important psychosocial ramifications.
There are several goals that go along with Developmental Physical Education. Two of those goals are physical activity and fitness enhancement and cognitive learning. Physical activity and fitness enhancement means keeping the child active with physical activity. By doing this would enhance their fitness levels and help keep them in shape. Cognitive learning is the ability to think, reason, and act to new movement settings.
There are three major factors that lead to the development of the whole child and they are; Biology of the “individual”, Conditions of the learning “environment”, and Requirements of the movement “task”.
Individual appropriateness is the idea that children have their own individual timing and pattern of growth and development. Group appropriateness is the idea that age and grade level influence the curriculum but are secondary to individual appropriateness.
The difference between the two is that individual appropriateness is geared more specifically to the child’s level of personal fitness and cognitive development, while group appropriateness provides only general guidelines for the activities selected.