Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Giddy Up Partner!

It was western day at St. Mary's.I didnt not only have fun doing crafts and playing games with the pre-k, but the Cortland students also added a little treat of dancing! We got to make horses, by tracing our foot to make the head, adding a some googlie eyes, and string for the hair. We then headed over to the gym and played some cowboy and cowgirl games. My favorite part was dressing the part wearing a flannel shirt and a nice bandana. It really got everyone into the western theme and gave the kids an idea of what we were trying to accomplish with our cowboy and cowgirl looks. The little kids seemed to get into all of the games because we were dressed up and into ourselves. The kindergarten crew got to play some fun games while practicing their leap,jump, and slide. It all came together though when we did Cotton Eyed Joe at the end. Everyone got loose and did the dance and we added the nice touch of YEEHAW! at the end. All in all it was a great success at St. Mary's.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

He Lives in a Pineapple under the Sea!

Well Day 3 at St. Marys seemed to be a success. My group had the pre-k and for our craft since it was cartoons week we made SPONGBOB SQUAREPANTS! We took little sponges and  put google eyes and arms with pipe cleaners on him. Then we gave him a tongue depressor on the back so that they could have him as a little puppet. I think the kids a lot of fun. I got to read them a book called "I love you this much" the kids were really interested in how much the little hare and big hare loved each other. I found it hard to get the kids going and interested in my game during their time in the gym, but when we started playin tag they seemed to really enjoy it. We got to observe some of the kindergarten kids to see how could they were at hopping, galloping, and running. I thought the cartoon theme went over really well and I had a lot of fun. Each time we go it gets a little easier and gives you good feed back on how you can make yourself better or make your games better.