Saturday, October 22, 2011
This past weeks experience at St. Mary's school was very fun and exhilarating. I was able to make up tag games with the kids on the playground and really get them running around. I learned that changing up the rules and using variation in different tag games can really keep the children moving as well as keeping them interested and having fun. Once in the gymnasium, my group had the older 3rd graders, who were all vigorous and full of energy. We played a fun combination of handball, basketball, and soccer called Speedball. Every kid interacted well with this variation and one young boy was able to punt the ball from one end of the gymnasium into the basketball hoop at the other end. It caused for an energetic commotion and a giant smile on the boy's face! We played other goal-oriented games with scooters which made it so everyone had to use different cognitive skills and muscles. Lab 3 Analysis!