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Monday, October 31, 2011

Walk For A Cure!

To end the month of October I returned to my home town to participate in my former high school's annual cancer walk! While in high school I participated and volunteered in the walk every year so it was great to go back home and partake in an event for a wonderful cause! My father and I walked a little over 3 miles along with over 60 other people to raise money for breast cancer awareness! 
It was a great event & I am proud to have partaken in it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Making Connections With Australia!!!

This morning I came upon a website of a man who is a Physical Educator in Victoria, Australia!
His name is Jarrod Robinson and runs the website 
With over 120,000 blog hits from around the world and 
nomination for the first runner up for the 2010 EDUBLOG Awards,
I couldn't think of anyone better to get in touch with to expand my connections! 

I emailed Jarrod and explained how intrigued I was by his blog and how he uses modern technology to engage his students and make Physical Education even more enjoyable! I explained where I went to school and he had nothing but praise about our program here at SUNY Cortland. This afternoon he emailed me back and he even looked at my blog and gave me some positive feedback which was great! He gave suggestions about the abroad program in Australia. In later discussions he informed me to email him if I ever do partake in the abroad program and he would be glad to give me advice and suggestions. It was great to connect to someone across the world about a similar interest that we are both passionate about! I'm sure I'll be in touch with Mr. Robbo in the future! Take a look at his website!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

We're All Super Heroes At St. Mary's!!!!

For my third lab at St. Mary's Elementary I had a blast! 
I worked with the Pre-K group which was very exciting! 
We all laughed and smiled throughout the afternoon, making this experience even more worth while. 
The joy I receive when working with my peers and the students at St. Mary's is 
exactly why I am becoming a physical education teacher! 
A smile can change everything!

Click here to see my reflection & observations!

Learning how to use scissors :) 

Flying our Super Heroes!! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

First Short Skit!

Here's the short 1 minute skit we did in lab this week! We chose N'Sync's 'Bye Bye Bye' Enjoy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lab #2 from St. Mary's Elementary!!

Here is my Lab Write-Up  for my second lab at St. Mary's Elementary! 
Today I got to observe and interact with the children while they played in the gymnasium. I also got to lead a closing activity in which the children had a blast & led a dance, the Cotton Eyed Joe! It tied in very well for our western theme and it was a great time!

 All in all, working with the children at St. Mary's
 is such a great time and this whole experience 
is a great learning tool that I am so grateful for!!!