Monday, May 9, 2011

Good Bye St. Mary's!

Our final week here at St. Mary’s went out with a bang! The students loved the parachute activities and really seemed to get involved in the activities. I feel like this was a great ending point of our time here, because there were very few behavior problems, and everyone was involved. This experience has further strengthened my desire and drive to get out there and into a classroom leading students. I look towards the future with a smile and welcome the challenges that are to follow.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another Solid Week

With less than the normal amount of kids at St. Mary's this week, we had to modify activities to keep them entertained. Once all of our games were done, all the kids wanted to do was play knockout. As we have all talked about many times, basketball is not what we should be playing every time. This time I took advantage of the situation and modified the game to get more people involved and adding in additional spots to shoot from. This made things different, but the kids still felt like they were getting to do what they wanted. It's times like these that I embrace the chance to try new things on the fly and see how it's going to be when I'm running my own class.