Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Harry Harlow's Monkey Experiement, comfort v. food

In this video it shows Harry Harlow's monkey experiment, where the wire "mother" has food and the cloth mother does not. In his experiment it showed although the wire mother had food the baby monkey perfered the cloth mother. This is because babies look for comfort and safety with in their mom. This goes to show that comfort overrides everything else in a babies relationship with its mother.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

All the pregnant ladies!

In class each group got to perform a skit that they made which pertained to a chapter that we were assigned. My group did a parody of Beyonce's All the Single Ladies and changed it to a song about the affects of drugs on babies during pregnancy, dubbin the song.. All the pregnant ladies. At first I was really nervous and so was my group, but once everyone started laughing it became less stressful. It was a lot of fun and I show the video to all my friends!

To Infinity and Beyond!

Toy Story came to Saint Mary's last week! The kids worked on the skills of dribbling and kicking and we got to play out side since it was such a nice day out. My group played the game kick ball. We ended up having one of us be all time pitcher so the fighting over the ball would stop. However, I think everything went very well and it was nice to get outside. I think its harder though to get kids to want to play your game, when they can go play on the play ground, so we didn't have as much kids in our group as we usually do. Which is fine, it teaches us to adapt to different situations.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter at St. Mary's!

St. Mary's celebrated easter as my 201 class lead the after school program in a varity of games focusing on catching and throwing. A lot of the kids were very mature in their throwing skills which was a little suprising, but catching skills needed some work. I lead a dance with hula hoops and I thought it went pretty well, but it was hard to keep them focused on what I was doing.