Lab 5 was very sad. It was our last time going there as a class and the kids knew it. They all were very sad to see us go as we were all to know we most likely would never see any of them again. Since our first day there I knew I would become attached to the students because they were all so caring and lovable, but I never knew I would miss them this much! Knowing that I will not see them next Wednesday saddens me, the only thing that makes me feel better is knowing that I will see them next semester when I TA! I feel like I have grown so much in becoming a Physical Education teacher, I am much more confident and have learned many strategies to getting the kids attention, keeping their attention, and thinking of good activities that will not only be fun but also useful in their future life. I am looking forward to 255 to learn even more about being the best educator I can be! Here's my reflection for Lab 6
At lab 5 I had a blast. It was the first time I have been downstairs with the kids. I got to play Lego's with the boys and build ships, houses, and warriors. We also got to spend time in the gym which I like the most because I feel like that's where I get the most interaction with the students. The theme was thanksgiving and they were all so excited to have their days off and to eat. We incorporated many things dealing with thanksgiving. for example, we had kids during out activities say what they were most thankful for, what their favorite food was, and what they usually do for the holiday. overall it was a great time and I'm looking forward to lab 6!
This week at St. Mary’s our theme was Halloween. This was one of my favorite labs; the kids loved all of our costumes and seemed extra enthusiastic this week as well. I love that the kids are becoming more and more familiar with us and it’s really helping the connection and helping them learn new games and skills. Wednesday was also my first time I got to go outside, it was a beautiful day and it was really great watching the kids let loose and run around the playground. I personally was a make believe bird the entire time with two other girls, we made nests and flew around; it was actually a lot of fun.