Last week was our last lab at St. Mary's school. All of the children were pretty excited that Christmas is approaching. While my group and I were outside, I would try and talk to any of the students who weren't participating in any of the games their fellow classmates were playing. Most of these children who were by themselves were very shy and didn't seem like they wanted to do much talking. But once I brought up Christmas, and what presents they were asking Santa for, they became excited and talkative.
The experience I gained through working at St. Mary's is definitely an eye opener to my major of Physical Education. It wasn't the typical lab, where you sit through a boring lecture and do nothing but answer questions. These labs were very hands-on so to speak, and they force you to be involved to a great extent. Working with the students at St. Mary's has made me even more excited to get into my career as a Physical Educator. At first, I was a little bit shy, but with help from Prof. Yang and his T.A's, I was able to open up and feel comfortable working with kids in a school setting. Dealing with kids isn't the easiest task, but after finishing 201, I feel like I know the correct way to work with children. This was a very interesting class and I learned a lot from it, and I feel that much more confident in my pursuit for a degree in Physical Education.