Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lab 6

Today was easter, so our group had bunny ears and eggs to go along with the game we had the kids do.  Our group worked down in the cafeteria and we played a game where the kids had to open up an egg and complete the task that was writtin down on a piece of paper inside the egg.  Some of the tasks were running, hopping, skipping and leaping.  The kids really seemed to enjoy it, especially because of the easter music.

Lab 5

Today i watched the kids kick the soccer balls and also dribble basketballs.  A lot of the kids had hard times controlling both the kicking and the dribbling.  The kids who could keep control knew to use their fingertips to dribble and knew to follor through when kicking the ball.  My group was working with the pre-k kids and read the a story book and drew pictures with them.  

Lab 4

In lab 4 we had to evaluate the kids on throwing and catching.  Our game was called popcorn where the kids had to throw the ball over a standing up mat and the kids on the other side had to catch those balls.  Some of the kids had a good idea the movements on how to throw with good rotation of the arm and they knew to step with one foot and put their weight on the front foot but it was stil very elementary.  The catching was ok, the kids who could catch the ball consistatnly knew to extend their arms to catch the ball, and also knew to bend their elbows and only catch with their hands not with their chest.

Lab 3

For our third lab, the theme was super heroes. During my groups activity, many of the kids were not leaping, jumping or sliding to their individual activity that they had to do.  The kids I worked with would more or less run when they had to leap or slide, but when they had to jump they would do it maybe two or three times and then get bored or tired with it and start to run.  Some of the kids I worked with, when they jumped, would jump with two feet but land on one foot right before the other.  Also many of them did not swing their arms in order to jump farther.  When they leaped they more or less ran over the lily pads, and when they slid not many of them were getting low and actually sliding.