Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lab 13: Scooter Activities

1. Design a scooter obstacle course for DVL 1 students to negotiate throughout a gymnasium.

Set up lanes/roads with stop signs and "traffic lights", students must maneuver throughout the "neighborhood" obeying stop signs/traffic lights and also go around, under, over, and thru different obstacles laid out throughout the gymnasium.

2. Explain to a parent the benefits of having children participate in scooter activities.

Scooter activities make it so students behave in a safe and responsible manner because there are added risks of injury if you are not using a scooter properly. Also students must cooperate with classmates and be aware of their surroundings at all times while using the scooters.

3. What team strategy concepts would you stress in scooter basketball?

I would stress passing and finding open lanes. It is important to find open space to get away from defenders and to also use teamwork and pass the ball to get closer to the basket.

355 Field Experience: Week 2 (2nd/3rd Grade)

For our second week of field experience we observed again. Just like in our first observation of the 2nd/3rd grade class they did stations that focused on different skills such as balance, hand-eye coordination, and hopping. After each group did each station they gathered for a whole class activity of "Shark Attack" which was basically a tag game that involved sharks and doctors. They were going to do an additional activity but ran out of time because the students were taking too long to get into quiet lines and settle down between activities. This just reminded me of how important classroom management is while teaching.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

355 Field Experience: Week 2 (6th Grade)

This past week we still just observed the classes at the school. The 6th grade class was pretty interesting to observe this time. Their class was in the middle of a "Create A Game" unit where the students were split up into groups and plan and organize games using only household objects. They are given a sheet where they have to write down the rules/objects needed/ and a brief description of how to play. Once they came up with a game they then had to teach their classmates the game and play in class. I thought it was a great unit because it allowed for children to be the teachers for a day and think outside the box. Also the games could be used in a classroom setting as well as at home. One group came up with a game that was kind of like capture the flag using boxes and socks. I think it also showed students what it's like when students don't listen to directions or act out while the teacher is speaking so maybe they will be more sensitive to it in the future.