In the above picture you can see that I am playing jump rope and having a great time. This girl in the orange shirt was a young girl I met that didn't have anyone to play jump rope with her and her brother. I guided her hand to help her get the correct motion down of swinging the rope. The rope wasn't very big but she didn't care, she wanted me to jump! I will admit it was tough to get down low but when she had a big smile on her face I knew I had made her happy.
Doing the "Christmas Tree"
Towards the very end of our final time with St Mary's, my group and I formed everyone into a large circle and put on the song "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." We had commands for different dances that included elves, christmas tree, santa, and raindeer. Everyone was smiling and having a blast.
I can't thank St Mary's enough for allowing me to gain valuable experience working with children that ranged from Pre-K to 6th grade. We assessed and helped develop their locomotor skills, created and played games, sang songs, danced, created arts and crafts, and most importantly had fun! Thank you St Mary's!