Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saying Goodbye!

This week was our last lab as St. Mary's. I think that I am definately going to miss all of the students that I have gotten to know over the semester. For our last lab we were assigned to work with the pre-k students. I was glad that we got another chance to work with the pre-k because I feel that last time we played activities with them we may have chosen some activities that were a bit too hard for the pre-k age group. I enjoy working with the pre-k group because it is both challenging and rewarding. It is harder to keep their attention, yet their enthusiasm for the activities we play is infectious. After playing with them in their class roomI read them a book called "How do dinosaurs count to ten." Next we played with the students in the gymnasium. We began by playing an activity that I named the sleigh ride. We tied jump ropes together and had each student grab on. We gave them each a ball and set up hula hoops around the gym and went through a course which allowed each of them to drop off their balls or presents as we called them into the hula hoops or the houses for the kids at christmas. Once we finished this we played reindeer tag. This was a tag game where the students had to freeze like a reindeer, santa, or a snowman depending upon which variation we played. We ended the lab by doing a song and dance to the song YMCA. Looking back at my time at St. Mary's I have to say that I feel extremely fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to work at that school and with the wonderful students and teachers at St. Mary's. It was a great learning experience for me and I plan on taking many of the valuable lessons that I learned at St. Mary's with me in my future endeavours as a physical education teacher.