Thursday, December 10, 2009

The best of the best portfolios

I checked out the portfolios that were being showcased and I wasn't disappointed. All of the portfolios were good in their own respect. It was interesting to see everyone's individual style in their portfolio, and the creativity of all these portfolios was off the charts. I was asking for advice from the students who owned these portfolios and they told me to decorate your portfolio with tons of pictures of you teaching. John Modena had the best portfolio in my opinion and he got my vote. From the looks of it I have a lot of work to do on my portfolio to make it nearly as impressive as their portfolios.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A sad goodbye to Saint Marys

This was going to be our last day of our labs at Saint Marys. Knowing that is was our last day, I wanted to go out with a bang. My group duck, duck, goose started in the gym with our game elves and raindeers. It was a modified version of tag where one person the tagger(elves)starts out in the middle, while the raindeer crossover to the other side. If the tagger gets to you, you must become one and help tag the other players as they attempt to get to the other side. The game ends when everyone is tagged. From the beginning to end, the kids had a relentless amount of energy. The first game ended pretty quick as the students were able to run and tag each other. For second game everyone had to crawl like a raindeer, which slowed the pace of the game down drastically. I joined the game to help speed things up a bit. We then would throw another variation to the game by having the kids get as low as possible to the ground like elves. This game would prove to be interesting because its up to the kids preference on how low to the ground they would get. I found that majority of the kids were just running with their body close to the ground, kind of like a crouch run. Our last game would be the longest out of all of them. To end the day at Saint Marys, Amanda performed a simon says song with Santa in it. I got a lot of laughs out of the song. It was a good way to end the labs at Saint Marys. I'm going to miss working with those kids, as well as working with the other stuedents in the class. If I had the choice I'd do it all over again.