Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easter Lab!

The latest lab had to be the best lad yet! There were more St. Mary's students there then ever and they were very willing to play our games compared to normal. My group had pre k and they were outside on the playground which was very fun. The first thing I learned out there was that no matter where I am, I'm "it". It seemed as soon as I tagged a student the game would end another kid would run up to me and I would be it again for the next game. Outside I did have some success on putting together large scale playground games like sharks and minnows, sly fox, Simon says, and even the compliment game. Back in the gym things went even better as all the kids were into the games. My game was a mixture of musical chairs and hot potato. The kids had to move around to the music and pass a ball and when a music stopped if they had a ball they would have to pass it off then do 10 jumping jacks.
The lab went really well and the kids all seemed to have a good time!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You only can if you play your video games longer honey

Most kids would love to hear those words but haven't yet. The good news is maybe they will start to if video game technology like the equipment in the lab in park center becomes more prevalent in houses and class rooms.
 In this lab there were all different types of games that kids would love and I know this because at heart I am one and I was running around having a blast! In this lab room there was the regular Wii, and X Box Connect which were a good time of course but my favorite game was "Cars" on a Ps2 but the accelerator button was a spinning bike it was a crazy good workout and so much fun. Other games like NBA and Madden were played using foot steppers it was really cool to see and it brought me some hope for the future of video games having anything to do with health.

Don't Have Babies

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lab 4

This was my first lab conducting a game for everyone else to assess. My game was Kermit Volley Ball which was basically newcomb, I was going to use this game to get the kids more interested because last lab they were not willing to participate and games that are more traditional seem to pull them in. This lab the students were actually very willing to participate to my surprise so my game that lack originality was not necessary. It did make it very easy for my peers to assess the children and the game went well and maintained their attention but if I new they were going to be that interested I would have chosen another game that kept every one more involved. I actually forgot to add the second ball which would have helped with this because I was making sure the kids passed to each other. The rest of lab was fun it was beautiful out and we went outside where I joined some tag, hide and seak games as well as playing Star Wars with some of the boys this was a lot of fun and reminded me of games I played back in elementary school when there was free time.
I also received some of the hardest high fives by a little girl that was more interested in handing out killer high fives then playing games with her peers.
OUCH!MY hand was not a fan of this so I showed her a better less bruise inducing high five. All and all I thought the kids were well behaved and that the lab went well for how nice it was outside.