SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB
PED 201 – Professor Yang
Lab 4 - Object Control
A. To observe the interaction between Cortland students and St. Mary’s students.
B. Complete Observation and Reflection from Task A Worksheet.
C. Complete Chart (TGMD-2) Overhand and Catching Checklist.
D. Complete Chart (Gallahue Checklist) on Overhand Throw. (If time permits)
1. Reflecting on your experience so far at St Mary’s, what do you think have been some difficulties or challenges you have faced? Consider all areas – environment, children, etc.
One area for me that seems to be difficult for me is using all my resources for the kids. The environment doesn’t bother me at all because the noise doesn’t bother me. At first, the kids got to me a little bit if it seemed that they weren’t enjoying my game or weren’t paying attention to what I was saying. After a few times being there I learned that you can’t control what the kids do to a certain extent. The only challenge is creating games that use all of the equipment to my advantage. I’m sure through time I will learn how to incorporate everything I have in order to better my game or activity for the kids.
2. What ideas/suggestions do you have to resolve the difficulties or challenges that you wrote about in #1?
I think for me to resolve my difficulty is to just use my brain. I have to think about what I am doing for an activity and ask myself why I am doing it that way and if it is the best way to do it. Experience is a big part of this I think too because through time I will learn how to be able to make every activity useful and successful.
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills
TGMD-2: Test for Gross Motor Development- Second Edition- Revised
Name of Students (first names only): Jack/Diane Grades: K Ages: 6/5
1. Overhand Throw
Use a clear space, you can use a variety of yarn balls, tennis balls, etc.
During a game or activity, watch a student throw. Tell the student to throw the ball as best as they can.
Use a clear space, you can use a sponge ball or something soft depending on the individual.
During a game or activity, watch a student catch.
Try tossing the ball underhand directly to the student with a slight arc and tell him/her to catch it with your hands. Only count those tosses that are between the student’s shoulders and waist.
Overhand Throw Checklist
Child’s Name:_____________________________________________ Date: _________________
Your task for this station is to qualitatively assess the student’s ability to perform the overhand throw using the following criteria based on Gallahue (1998):
A. Initial stage.
l. Action mainly from elbow.
2. Elbow remains in front of body; a push.
3. Follow-through - forward and downward.
4. Feet remain stationary.
B. Elementary stage.
1. Arm is swung forward, high over shoulder.
2. Shoulders rotate toward throwing side.
3. Trunk flexes forward with forward motion of arm.
4. Definite forward shift of body weight.
5. Steps forward with leg on same side as throwing arm.
C. Mature stage.
1. Arm is swung backward in preparation.
2. Opposite elbow is raised for balance as a
preparatory action in the throwing arm.
3. Definite rotation through hips, legs, spine, and shoulders during throw.
4. As weight is shifted, there is a step with opposite foot.
Task one – have the students throw a different size ball during a game, record three observations of their throw.
Task two – have the students throw a heavier or lighter ball during a game, record three observations of their throw.