Friday, April 24, 2009

Theme: Favorite Foods

During this lab my group was assigned to work with the pre-k kids. They were well behaved and very imaginative. I helped A and B build a house of bricks to keep an enemy clan away. After the students had finished their snack we read them a story that was based around the lab theme. The story was about a spider that wouldn't help with the garden. We took the story and turned it into a game for the pre-k students to participate in. We had the students stand behind a line of snakes and throw the healthy food (foam balls) into the buckets. We had music to go along with this game but with the sources available in the gymnasium we were unable to use music. Another activity that we used was having the students pretend they were a certain animal and had to tag their classmates and hold a pose. Working with the pre-K students made you think in a more creative/ imaginative way. After this lab I realized that you need to have more activities that keep them engaged and the activities can be simple and they would still find the activity exciting.

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