In our third trip to St. Mary's, I think this was my most difficult time out of the three in trying to get students to participate in not only my activity, but all of my groups activity. We had the older students this week and they just wanted to do their own thing, such as play baseketball, they didn't want to be bothered playing our activity. We were finally able to convince some students to participate in my activity which led into one of my other group members activities which we were finally able to get most of the students to participate in. They were very interested in playing tag games and that was what they had their mind set in what they wanted to do.
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Although I have never played very many of the wall of shame games the one that I am familiar with is using Fitness as Punishment. I agree that students should be doing some sort of fitness to help their overall health and they should also learn ways to stay healthy throughout their entire life. Physical Education teachers can use games that are fun, but still get students the fitness they need such as teaching field hockey or some form of it if your teaching younger students. This incorporates hand eye coordination, teamwork, and fitness which is really what they need. This is something they can do for the rest of their life that incorporates fitness. The games that we do in class really get the students minds off fitness and into the game, when the time came to do 10 sit ups or 10 jumping jacks as a repercussion they did it willing because it was their fault for having to do it. Making fitness fun would be easy to do for a PE teacher, you can make any simple game out of anything. If its spitting students into teams and then seeing which team can do the combined most amount of push-ups. Fitness is very important to students overall health not even at a younger age, but it will become even more important as they get older in life.
In Lab this week I worked with the pre-k students this week. When I got their the students were already outside on the playground. We joined them outside and played tag games and even duck duck goose. The students really liked us playing with them and it helped us start learning their names. I think playing their games outside with them really helped us when it came to our activities later on because they were more willing to participate at first. We did a craft with them for valentines day, we cut out hearts for them to decorate with stickers and crayons. It was a very clean and fun craft for them to participate in and they really enjoyed it. Our activities went fairly well, but I think we could of even made them simpler than they were. The main thing to remember with these students is to keep it very simple. I felt overal it was a good experience and I felt the I had a little more of an idea at this lab.