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Ever had the feeling like you knew what you want to do your whole life? Well thats me physical education teacher is what I've wanted to do my whole life. I love sports and children and I would love more than anything to physically educate children today. I have a real passion for physical education! Read more about my blog and you will find that out! :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

St. Mary's Planner Lab 3

St. Mary's Planner for Lab 3. My Games, crafts, and books that I was using that day for lab are in that planner. For lab 3 my group had the pre k group. My game was Sheep Tag.  Overall I think the game went over very well the kids like it they liked jumping around pretending to be sheep and the farmers like to tag the sheep, it seemed like they were really enjoying themselves which made me very happy and even i enjoyed the game. Outside with the students was really fun I really got to finally make actually connections with the students which I think is very important. I really got to know the students by names and what they like and what the don't like. Playing things like tag and hide and seek with them outside was great getting them all to be physically active in some way and have them running around was good for us to using different strategies to do so.

First Teaching Experience at St. Mary's

My first teaching experience at St.Mary's I thought went very well. I felt that for a our first time with the kids everyone in the class did well. I thought myself I did fairly well. I really loved how the kids enjoyed our games. When the kids were getting a little crazy all the students in the class handle it very well. At first I was really nervous but, once I got out there and gave my first instructions it just came naturally to me and I loved every moment of it and I think the kids did as well. I am VERY excited for the rest of the semester.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Red Rover

Red Rover in the "Hall of Shame" is described as a game that a head football coach would use to find the toughest kid in the class. I would modified this game of red rover for my class to help my students be more physically active. Instead of having two teams have one or two people being the taggers and having them say red rover red rover and then say a color of a a shirt that a child is wearing and then they have to run across first then everyone else runs after. That way no one child is not being physically active and then are working on running technique, the speed, and how to change direction quickly. This way no kids have to be the toughest in the class and no child will get picked up and everyone is participating and being active thats what every child we teach needs.

Monday, September 19, 2011


In Lab 1 it was a very overwhelming experience but a fun one. It was our first day at St.Mary's observing the students and getting a chance to join them in playing activities and get to know them a little more. The students were great they all seemed very excited for us to be there which made me feel a lot more welcomed. They also seemed that they respect that we are there to teach them and are excited to learn new and exciting games this semester. At times some of the children got a little crazy but for the most part they were a blast! I was amazed with the skill that a lot of students had in certain sports. One boy was so good at soccer like better than me, his skill level was probably years and years ahead of him and he knew everything about the sport, we talked about professional teams and who was his favorite and he knew what he was talking about knew all the players on his favorite team. Although he didn't  really like my team thats okay, I still had a great time!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Chapters 1-3

National standards are a guide for physical education teachers. These guides make it so educators are successful in having their students met physical demands. These standards are what physical educators live by and respect all aspects of these standards. Learning to move and moving to learn are very important in fundamental skill development and why physical education is so important to our profession and health of our students. Learning to move is the physical education teachers job to help increase basic skills of moving and giving their students a outline for everyday fitness so they can be more physical active in their lives. then learning through movement is different from that because a physical educator has to have a positive effect on both cognitive (how the child thinks) and affective (social-emotional) development of the student they are teaching. Movement skills is also an important part to our physical education profession because it is teaching children to help them develop motor control, precision and accuracy. These are all based on performance of basic fundamental and specialized movement. you could start off with something as simple as locomotion for a basic movement skill and have the child walk or run, then combine those skills to teach them how to skip.

Childhood growth and the development of a child is also another important aspect to the profession of physical education and the health of the students we teach. Childhood growth or physical growth is defined by incasing in size which includes height, weight, and muscle mass. Physical growth in children is broken down into two parts. First part is Early childhood (ages three to eight) and later childhood (ages eight to twelve). Both of these time periods  are very important for the students learning and development. Two major things that we should be teaching the students during these critical is nutrition and physical activity. Those two things are all up to a physical educator to teach. Development is another important part of physical education. Development is the change of human being over time starting when you are born and ending at death. It is also seen as changes in movement during a life time, which physical educators are responsible for.

Movement skills help with fundamental skill development and is another important part of physical education and health of the children. Movement skills are one of the most important parts of a physical education program. Everything in physical education is based on movement skills. It has a requirement of being able to move in a accurate and precise matter, which is exactly what movement skills is. There are two different types of movement skills. The first being a fundamental movement skill, that is a very basic movement not usually more than one or two combinations of movement patterns. The other is specialized movements that are defined as fundamental movements that are applied to sport or sport related activities. An example of a fundamental skill would be something like jumping, a very basic skill. An example of specialized skill would be applying that basic jumping skill and making it into a jump-shot  in a game of basketball. Its also important for teachers to be a huge encouragement to the students and create an environmental setting for their students to learn in.