Thursday, December 10, 2009
Today was great, we spent our time working and playing with the pre-k students. I was given a game to bring to the students and play with them, I couldn't believe how much they enjoyed it. The game consisted of four animals and a cup like object that asked the students questions. For example it would say "which one of these animals has a long trunk? or which one of these animals is orange?" The student would then place it over the animal and if correct be given a new question. The students waited patently and took turns playing this game and helping each other out. It took a long time but eventually they became board with this and moved on to something else. The immaginations of these young children never stop amazing me, with little cardboard boxes painted like brick walls I helped a student build a house and garage for the toy truck he was playing with, which he sage gaurded for the remainder of the class. Next to me a boy scrambled to collect as many fake coins as he could for his cash register. My time working at St. Mary's with these students has been great and I am thankful for this opportunity, it has been a lot of fun and I know it is going to help me tramendusly down the road.