Marcy Dam

Marcy Dam
Marcy Dam

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanks for Lab 5.

Lab 5 was great, in the beginning the Gym group did a great job of having good games for the kids that kept the kids interested.  Having the kids enjoy the games so much makes it very easy for the people on the side to gather data on the kids that are suposed to be performing certain tasks.  My group got to be with the Pre K kids this week and we came with lots of different activities for them to do.  I brought an activity book on Thanksgiving that the kids seemed to enjoy, but I lost track of time and couldn't do the other stuff that I had planned which was teach the kids a few different things in sign language like thank you, friend, eat, those kind of things.  We then went out to the gym and did an obstacle course with the kids and they loved it.  At first the I didn't have a Theme to go with it, but with the help of Holly came up with something that the kids would enjoy.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Wow, I can't believe that all this has happened at St. Mary's. It feels like yesterday that I was showing up with no idea what was going on or how things worked at the school. I appreciate every thing that St. Mary's School has provided our class and hope they appreciate the collage's that all of us in 201 made for them! Thanks for all the fun and learning!
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Lab 4: this is starting to be spooky fun

Lab 4 was Haloween theme!  Not only is Haloween lots of fun for the kids but we had lab the day before my I was extra excited!  Bree, Tracy and I had the Gym week with the kids and things went well.  I started off and had some difficulty getting the kids to settle down and listen.  After I got their attention they had a great time playing my game of Pumpkin toss!  After all 3 of us played our games we went outside to play with the kids on the playground, here my inner 4 year old came out and I might have had more fun than the kids just by playing tag and being on the playground.  Can't wait to go back in a few weeks to play again.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Superhero Time!

This lab was tons of fun.  I almost forgot how much fun it was to be there having the break for prep.  Showing up dressed in costume with the kids all excited was great, they especially liked Trent (superman).  Getting the games going was fine and we all observed while the gym group had the kids play games.  Watching how the kids are and how just a little effort can make a world of difference for them makes me excited to be a teacher.  My costume of Clark Kent turned out to be perfect seeing as I did the interviews for special projects.  The people who got interviewed were great and more than willing to answer questions which was appreciated greatly.  After interviewing people, I took over taking pictures, maybe I was a little extreem but it was fun.  I find myself suprised at how fast the time goes by at St. Mary's, I guess time really does fly when your having fun.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

PE mini-conference Drum-tastic fun!

After finishing up my classes on Friday morning, I stoped into Park Center to attend a presentation on something going on in PE.  After looking over the sheet with the presentations on it, I went to the Aerobic Drumming class.  Once I got there, my mind was fliped...we weren't going to listen to someone speak, we were going to experience something new and participate in it.  After everyone got an exercise ball and set up in a circle, we all got drum sticks.  What came next was a BALLIN good time.  The lady giving the presentation started music, and then started doing drum beats on the exercise ball (with music playing).  The class then started doing what she was doing and before long we were all dancing and moving with the music.  This type of exericse was wonderful because you don't have to be in the greatest of shape to do it (if I did it anyone can)  It can also be used for athletes trying to come back from an injury, some movements were great for stretching and getting the body moving.  I had so much fun doing this and it opened my eyes to the possibilities that PE has to offer.  These kind of things just get me more excited to start teaching!