So my first week of pre internship has come and gone already. I am very happy to be in the classroom because I am learning so about myself as a teacher. For the next two weeks, I will continue teaching a math unit on geometry to the grade fives. Aside from math, I will be co-teaching a social studies unit on treaties and picking up extra lessons as I go.
This week, I had the chance to teach a phys ed lesson with Tayler, and I think it went pretty well. We had the students complete a dynamic warm up with several locomotor skills, and then played a game from our night class. The students were in teams, and they had to hit over the cones in the opposing team’s mat zone. Once they had hit a cone, they could bring it back to their mat zone.
The kids were all moving, and they looked like they were having a lot of fun! We switched up the game every couple of minutes and had the students kick the ball, and then pass the ball to their partners (not allowed to move with the ball).
Although we tried to use music as our management tool, the C.D player’s volume was too low for everyone to hear. As a result, Tayler and I had to get the student’s attention by counting down, saying freeze, or using wait time. It is really difficult to get everyone to stop moving, and I think the music could have helped us a lot.
Another issue we rant into was time management. We had 30minutes for phys ed, but by the time the students got the gym, finished their warm-up and heard the instructions, we had about 15 minutes left. I realized then how important it is for your students to have a structured phys ed routine. The small amount of time for phys ed needs to be utilized.
However, since it was our first time in the gym, I think Tayler and I did well given the circumstances. We have the opportunity to teach phys ed again next week and we plan to play wellness tag. I’m excited to see how the students like the game, and how our time and class management go!
Over the past semester, we have learned a lot about formatting, creating and writing blog posts. We have had the opportunity to share our ideas on physical education by using media clips, pictures and articles. These blogs were a great way to stay connected with one another and provided an opportunity to share our ideas and opinions on multiple topics. While I have developed my own blog, I have also discovered many informative and useful blogs online. I thought that I would share a few blogs I found and perhaps they will benefit you somehow! Feel free to share any blogs that you have found over the semester too, I would love that!
The first blog I stumbled across was: http://mrlosik.blogspot.com/
This blog has lots of technology related information. I tweeted out a cool link from his blog called kerpoof http://www.kerpoof.com/. This website has movie, cards, pictures and story making programs for students. I though this could be a great story starter for students who find writing difficult or have trouble generating ideas. On his blog, Losik posts videos, apps and games that have been popular with his own students! I will definitely keep coming back to this blog in the future.
The next blog can be found at: http://mrsccc.edublogs.org/.
I like this blog because it gave me a good understanding of how to arrange and organize your student’s work and your own blog posts. I also had a chance to read some of the student blogs on there and they were really interesting! Students were sharing poems, information on novel studies and some personal background information about themselves. I think this is a neat blog to follow for ideas.
Another great blog is: http://dandelionsdragonflies.blogspot.com/2011/08/finally-my-classroom-reveal.html
There are countless ideas and pictures on how to set up your classroom on this blog. I enjoyed this site because everything is organized and easy to follow. Although it doesn’t include resources, if you want some classroom ideas I would recommend you browse this blog!
Although I could write about every blog, I’ll save you some reading time and just share the links to a couple other blogs I really like! Thanks for reading