Anecdotal observationWhen I began my placement, Inoticed right off the bat that thiswas a very physically active groupof children.They would always run around inand out of the classroom, alwaysjumping, playing tag, theyseemed to be very energetic.Outside in the playground, nochild would every stand for morethan 2 minutes… I counted!In and out of the classroom thechildren would ask each otherquestions like; how far can yourun? How fast can you go? Theywould race, play tag, and throwballs around all the time outside.One thing was certain; all thechildren would play in pairs orteams.Possible CuesDevelopmental cuesDifferentiate fast fromslowAware of what a “race” isKnowledgeable of basicsports balls; I want tofurther that with differentonesFoot ball, soccer ball, baseball…Interest cuesRaces, trying new sports,differentiate big musclesfrom small ones
Small group experience (circle) to confirm interest in the topic:(describe all parts of your circle)For this section I sparked collaboration through an interactivebook with a CD about a dog that is a super hero with super powers…can run really fast, lift heavy, can jump high etc.I chose this method because it would attract the children to thesound affects and the drawings of the book. Since the children are verysensory oriented.Once the story began, they really seemed to enjoy the book. Theywere laughing, jumping, cheering etc.Once the book was finished, I went over what they thought aboutit, what they liked, did they think that a person could have those “superpowers” do they think they could be strong like the dog?The children really helped me in the process of this phase,because they are so imaginative. What do they know about physical fitness ( WEB BELOW)
Procedure:BookCDCD playerFloor space if the children want to act out the storyRationale:After our circle time adventure with the super hero dog, I realized that thechildren had even more enthusiasm regarding physical fitness. Over the next fewweeks, I plan to ensure that the children continue to express their energy throughphysical activities through all of the domains.During this time the children will : Play hopscotch, some for the first time Match images Differentiate big muscles and small muscles Express their artistic side through coloring sports balls Dance and learn with barney Share their ideas Catch bubbles… the most fun!I will conduct a video for you to see your children learning and growing!