Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Great Debate Gets Heated!

The implementation of long handled implements in schools is something that all Physical Educators will have to think about.  The three sides of the issue that we debated in class were lifetime fitness. long handled implements, and a combination of the two.  All three sides had compelling arguments, but the overall decision by the "Board of Education" was to combine all three.  It was really nice to see everyone in the the class get involved with the debate because it showed that all of us, as teacher candidates, are passionate about our future careers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

St. Mary's Super Heroes Saving the World One Leap at a Time

At At. Mary's on Super Hero day, the kids were able to use jumping, hopping, and leaping skills  The group activity went well and the kids were able to learn the difference between the three movements.  My game was a task card warm up game, with a super hero twist.  The kids loved the cards, but had trouble reading them so I had to alter the game to help them along.  The kids were really good at jumping and hopping, but leaping was hard for the kids to grasp.  Overall the lab was really successful, and I felt confident as a physical educator. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Synthetic Ice!


Global Synthetic Ice is a material that can be used in ice hockey games to skate on.  The material does not require water to be frozen over it, but is ready for people to skate on it as it is.  The ice is usable for figure skaters, hockey players, and even leisure skate.  I like the idea that people everywhere can play hockey, but at the same time, playing hockey with out ice will be weird.