Monday, May 9, 2011

Lab 6

This week at St. Mary's was my final visit to St. Mary's. It had an emotional moment at the end when I realized my work at St. Mary's was all done. However, this lab itself showed me new aspects thanks to the older kids that I had not seen in previous labs. For instance, playing checkers with these two students showed me a noticable difference in how the fine motor skills work. When I was playing checkers with them I noticed how they could think quickly about their next move throughout the game. When I played checkers with the younger students I noticed quite the opposite and how it either took time for them to think about their next move or just would move right after I moved which made me think they did not notice and were not thinking about my last move. This lab also made the point of these older students wanting to play their own activities more resounding because after like the first activity only a quarter of the older students really participated in the next activity.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good and Bad Moments

Throughout my life my track career has kept me inspired to be the best I can be at whatever I do. However, throughout my track career like throughout most people who participate in athletics I have had ups and downs. More of my careers has been ups then downs though. Mainly my downs have been bad races or injuries that were caused from overtraining.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lab 5

This week at St. Mary's I had my most challenging experience. I was working with the cafeteria group which is the older kids in the after school program at St. Mary's. They showed me a new side I really had not seen in the kids in previous labs as after the first two activities none of them really seemed interested in participating in the activities anymore. However, some of the kids decided they would just so they could play more of the games they wanted to. After the 4 college students including me went through and played our activities with the children we let them play the activities that they wanted to play because they played our activities so we decided to allow them to have more fun and play what they wanted to. It was a big change from the first 4 labs in which the first 4 labs every kid wanted to play our activity and this lab not as many wanted to.