Monday, January 31, 2011

Chapter 1 Summary

            An overview of Chapter 1 Developmental Physical Education for all children stresses the fact that the children of today need more physical activity then what society thinks they need.  I can really relate to the writing because I was an obese child myself; and being so negatively affected socially to a point that I forced myself into shape. To not be harassed anymore and have a better outlook on life has made me want to help others so they will not suffer the way I have. The First chapter states the health risk along with the social risks of a child growing up out of shape or obese. The risk includes child hood obesity, harassment like name calling and low self esteem and early puberty. Over 10 years children obesity has grown 14%, showing that children do not get enough physical activity as they should. Children having the virtue of youth is not a reason for a child to live a sedentary lifestyle and be out of shape. Too many times parents such as my own, think that their out of shape child will grow out of it naturally with just time.
            With a growing number of obese children and misinformed parents, Physical Education teacher’s importance to child’s life has a bigger impact. Physical Education teachers do much more than give student and children time off work, to do an athletic or sport activity. PE teachers instruct students to move more efficiently and effectively threw ought their world with joy and control of their bodies. Allowing the students to be more aware of their bodies, many sports out there so they can find one they enjoy the most, and aware socially by team working together on activities in class. Ultimately teaching the students to move and learn through movement, promoting a positive self confidence and self-concept therefore promoting positive socialization.
            The chapter also states how PE teachers themselves need to follow certain standards with goals to improve and enforce the health, mental, physical, and emotional aspect of child development. Not just roll out a ball and watch but instruct because PE teacher have tremendous affect on our children and our future!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

First Day

           The First Day gave me alot of feelings such as being excited and  anxious and we didn't know what to expect ... Me and my best friend car pooled our way to St. Mary. And unfortunely we got a little lost because we were rushing becuase we never seen Cortland before because were are new Transfer students and went to the actual church. We then found out our way to the school from the front and a TA recognized us and guided us to the gymnasium.  Me and my friend Gianluca sat down and observed the children play their after school activity of basketball. We observed for about 20 minutes in till we all got broken up into groups of 5. My group then Went in to the Pre-K section of the after school program, where I jumped in with the little children that were playing with magnets.
         I played with the little children and tried to get to know them. The first chiled I spoke to whose name is Avery was very shy and seemed  uncomfortable with my presence. The other child named Jesse told me all about himself and Avery that he's very shy. Right after that we received a tour of the school which featured the game room and the cafeteria. Then my group and spoke to the TA's about the class and what we would have to do.
        Then we went back up stairs bact to the gymnasium to spend alittle more time with the older children. I met 2 of the basketball players from St. Mary's and we spoke about basketball like their favorite team and what position they play on the team. We shot some baskets in to the short rim and they showed their tricks in till we went back down to the cafeteria to all talk about our day and we were dismissed.