Here is a prezi I made of my best and worst moment. Click on the link below to check it out. I hope you like it
Prezi of My Best and Worst Moments
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The last day going to St. Mary's was a sad day for me. I had a great experience teaching at St. Mary's. Going to St. Mary's and working with the kids was one of the best experiences I've had at SUNY Cortland. For the last day my group and I had the 5th and 6th grade group and came up with modified games involving the game of basketball, since they loved playing basketball. I had a great time at my last day at St. Mary's. It was great playing games with the kids for one last time. Looking back at the first day compared to now, I am definitely not as nervous and more comfortable when going to teach at St. Mary's. All the kids are definitely more comfortable around us too. I know mostly all the kids names now and really loved getting to know each kid and talking to them. I'm going to miss St. Mary's and all the fun we had there. I'm gonna miss all the kids too. I really hope some of the things I've taught the kids, will stick with them their whole lives growing up. That is the best feeling in the world as a physical educator, knowing you've impacted a kids life and knowing that whatever it is they learn from you, that it will help them down the road growing up. That is why i think I love teaching so much. I love the feeling of helping others and watching them succeed in whatever it is I taught them. Even if it's only one kid who I affected then I know i'm doing my job and making a difference with one kid at a time. I hope I've made a difference in the kids lives at St. Mary's because I know they've made a difference in mine.
Going back to St. Mary's after not being there for a couple of weeks was real exciting for me to be back. I was looking forward to seeing all the kids again. The theme of the day was Easter, since the week before Easter had just passed. My group and I was assigned to come up with an opening game and a closing game. My partners in the group did the opening game, so I was going to do the closing game. When we first arrived at St. Mary's all the kids were excited to see us and eager to see what games we had planned for them since we haven't seen them in awhile. I was really excited to teach my ending game since the kids were so excited about playing the games we came up with. Since the theme was Easter, I made and cut out 40 Easter eggs and wrote an activity on each egg and colored each egg. I came up with an Easter egg hunt for the kids as the ending game. I hid all 40 Easter eggs and when the kids found an egg they would have to do the activity that it said on the egg. For example 5 jumping jacks, the kid would have to do 5 jumping jacks. Then after the kids were done finishing the activity they would take the egg and put it in the Easter basket and go look for another egg. This game was a huge success. I couldn't believe how many kids loved the game and how well the game went. Overall this day at Saint Mary's was awesome and went really well.
As a future physical educator, I am going to have to be able to think off the top of my head and be creative when teaching a physical education class. This assignment challenged us to be creative and think off the top of our heads. We had to come up with a music video and pick a song and come up with our own lyrics to the song using one of the chapters we were assigned. I had a great time creating this video and making up a song and rapping. My group and I had a lot of fun making this video. After being done with making our song and video, we were put on the spot in class and had to sing in front of the whole class the song we came up with. I was kind of nervous but it went well. This was nothing compared to what we had to do next. The next week we had to perform our music video in pool side, a place where everyone goes to eat in park center. So basically I was really nervous when it came time to perform this music video and performing in front of the class was a breeze compared to this. We had to perform this music video in front of about forty people who came to watch us because our teacher promoted this event to all the PE majors. After all said and done we did great. Everything went well and we were a big hit. This assignment was a great experience and I had a lot of fun. I think my group and I belong on Broadway after the show we put on for everyone. Our teacher also tapped us performing our music video at pool side. Here is the video of the Gym Class Heroes performing on that day. I hope you like it.