Sunday, February 26, 2012

Me teaching the T shape No T-Rex's

Lab C!!!
Teaching how to throw over handed by using the T shape for Tchoukball!!

For lab C I was in the group that taught Tchoukball, a game that originates from Switzerland.  This was a game that I had never heard about yet alone played. I thought that it was great! I had a lot of fun teaching my students how to throw properly. The one thing that I could have done better was watched my time better. In lab D I will be try to manage my time a lot better. I should have started my instant activity as soon as the class started, this would have been a more efficient way to start my lesson than the way that I did it. Another thing could have done was only teach one skill, the over handed throw instead of the underhanded throw as well. I should have just mentioned that we were going to work on the underhanded throw in the next class. I will have to remember this the next time I do another lesson plan. Overall though excluding my time management I think that I did a good job teaching. All of the students were excited and they all wanted to participate in the activity. I think that they had a good time and that is huge for me. Physical education is about teaching students how to improve upon their skills that they have but for me it is also about having a good time. As you can see in all the pictures everyone is smiling, and have the skill down. That makes me feel like I did well at the end of the day.

After watching my videos from my lab B and comparing it to lab C I feel as though I have grown and bettered my teaching. I think that I am more aware of what the students are doing. I think that I get better each time that I teach because honestly that is the only way that I am going to improve. In both labs I have very good vocal projection, you can always here me. I also fell as though I can command everyone in the classes attention. In this lab I demonstrated the incorrect way how to throw the ball which I was happy about because that did not happen in lab B. I also said what my signal for attention was, even though it was a little confusing, my signals worked. All of this information can be found of the following document which is my feedback that I recieved from my TA. I still have to work on my introduction so that it becomes easier for me to say my name when I first start my lesson. I need to remember that I need to just go into my instant activity the next time that I teach. Overall I think that I do a good job teaching my students a skill or task because at the end of each lesson almost if not all of my students have the skill or task that I taught learned. Overall I just love to teach though, and I want to continue to learn better ways how to do that so that I can improve, and help my students to the best of my ability.

Above is my video of me teaching how to throw using the T shape!!! Below is a movie that I made from my lesson!! I hope that you all enjoy!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


In class on Wednesday we were taught how to play hantis. It is an extremely fun game!! I thought that the games was great for hand eye coordination and concentration. It was a very fun hand ball game. I enjoyed it because I was good at the game and it allowed for me to be competitive. I thought that everyone who taught the game did very well. They all made their progressions and activities interesting. I know that I would play hantis again if I was given the chance to!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tchoukball!!! Here I come

In class on Monday I learned that I am going to be teaching Tchoukball. It is something that I had never heard of before but I am excited to learn about it. I am going to be teaching Kindergarteners how to throw the ball and then my other group members are going to be teaching the class how to play the game to older students. I am going to be teaching my students how to use the T shape to throw. It is a great way to teach young children in the beginning how to improve their overhand throw.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Last Wednesday at St. Mary's

Last Wednesday at St. Mary's it really was interesting, I had to learn how to step back and let the students in my group do the majority of the work and for me just to help them out. That is something that is definitely different. I need to work on that but it will be better as we continue to go through the semester. Last week though I was able to play with legos and it was awesome! My group was missing a few people so the students in my group had to think on their feet this week. I think that they did a very good job. I also think that them thinking on their feet was good for them because they need to have that skill. I am very excited for next weeks lab!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Finally it was my turn to teach!!! The wounded duck here we go!

Lesson Plan for Lab B



Teaching lab B was a lot of fun! It was definitely a real classroom experience. In my lesson I had to teach how to do the jump rope skill, the wounded duck. My cues I thought were pretty simple but they were very effective. Many of the students needed to work on the skill but some of them got it right off. In my lesson I really liked how I demonstrated how to do the skill without a jump rope because I feel like that helps the students becasue it takes one element out of the skill when they are first learning how to do the wounded duck. The students can work on the footwork and then they can incorporate the jump rope which I think is the best way to go about it. I also really liked my cues!!  

Overall I had a great time teaching this lesson and I cannot wait to teach my next lesson!!! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Our First Pre Lab in 201!!

Last Wednesday in our first Pre-Lab I thought that the students did great! For their first Pre-Lab I thought that all the students had things that they can improve on but overall they had the right idea. The only thing that they have to keep in mind is age appropriate activities. I think that all the students came up with really great games though and that they all tied a theme into the games very nicely. I could tell that they spent time working on their hooks! It was really great to see where the students are going. With a little direction they will be amazing teachers. I feel like I am becoming a better teacher by helping out my fellow classmates. In lab we also did videos with our groups! I was extremely happy with our performance!!! I love my group!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 9 of 255

Today in class we worked on our cues that we will be using for our lessons on Friday! I am excited to teach the wounded duck jump rope move. I am going to say toes in toes out as my cue. For a visual though I am going to have a picture of a duck foot as well as a penguins foot on my poster because I feel that it will allow for my students to really remember what the cues are going to be. The more visual the cues the stronger memory a student will have to the task that they are given. Most students are visual learners so thinking of different ways to display something is very important.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 8 of 255

In class on Friday we continued with the jump ropes and we worked on the skill that we are going to be teaching the class for lab B in the upcoming days. My move that I am teaching is called the wounded duck. I am excited to teach this skill because I really like the move and I feel as though I will be able to teach the whole class how to do it! The students are going to have to move their feet in and out in order to do the wounded duck. A few cues are feet in feet out. I feel as though I will be able to teach everyone how to do this move and I cannot wait to do this!!!

Day 7 of 255

In class we worked with jump ropes. We worked in groups of three to make a routine to go along with the music that was playing. We had done a routine the class before that did not go too well but this one was a lot better. We used some of the moves that we saw in the video the day before in class. In the video we learned that jump roping can be really cool and a great way to work on your cardiovascular endurance. I was in a group with Max and Stephanie and we rocked it!! I think that we had an amazing routine that no one is going to be able to beat!

We are getting ready for lab B and brushing up on our jump roping skills and I cannot wait!!