The students at St. Mary's were so energetic when we came into the school in Halloween costumes!!! Today we worked on throwing and catching, some students grasped the concept very quickly, others struggled with it. I had the gym group today so I had first hand experience on seeing the struggles and the more advanced students. Overall it was a fun and exciting early Halloween for the students and for us!
Today at St. Mary's we watched two students perform a leap, a horizontal jump, and a slide. Of course they did other locomotive skills, these were just the main skills we were watching for today. It is so interesting to see the different stages that kids are at while they are doing these activities. The differences between males and females, ages, sometimes even size makes a difference. I was in the special teams group and our jobs were to make posters on all the locomotive skills, this was a good way to let the students know each step to each locomotive skill that they learned today. Using a visual aid helps kids pick up and learn the terminology that is needed for some skills.