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May 6, 2015 / sharoncopy

DAY 119 – Phys Ed

I just had time for half a day because Henry Ford College decided to place my Art History final exam at 3:35 p.m.!
I’m not too happy with that decision. I might send them an invoice with my complaint letter.

I taught three Phys. Ed. classes at an elementary in Plymouth today. 5th grade, 3rd grade, and 2nd grade. We played Kickball in the gym because it was cold and damp outside. I nicknamed it “Argue-Ball.” No actual rules were left so I made them up to suit me based on what I remember (!) and what seemed logical. The older the kids – the more they argued about everything.

After letting the fifth graders boss and push and decide who played which position, I decided to assign the positions according to student number for the succeeding classes. It was cute to see tiny little girls being the pitcher. 🙂 They can roll it straight just as well or better than the jocks could. I had to stop an all-star-jerk from playing ALL the positions in the field at once, decide on a lot of close plays, and shout over all of their voices now and then. One thing I love about phys ed is that just about everyone wants to be there and wants to play, so they usually behave after the first warning. 🙂 It’s so easy to just make someone sit out for awhile – immediate results that wouldn’t work if I, say, made someone sit out for Language Arts or Social Studies. 🙂

I also got to wear capris and my Supergirl t-shirt to work. 🙂

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