SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

Name: Name: _________justin albro____                 Date: _____3/25/11___           Lab Group Day and #: ___mon/ fancy flyers_______

Tasks

A. To observe the interaction between Cortland students and St. Mary’s students.

B. Locomotor Skills Part B Worksheet.

TASK A – OBSERVATION/REFLECTION

Observe the interaction between St. Mary’s students and Cortland students.

1. Observe the St. Mary’s student(s) as they participate in the activities.  Describe the variability of the movement patterns you observed.  Be sure to note with whom you worked, what grade they were in, and any differences in age, gender, or ability.

This week in Lab we worked with two kids john and Lilly both in kindergarten and around six years old. Were observed the kids doing a leap, a horizontal jump, and a slide. This week was slightly different than last week, not only because of the skills we observed but because of how the kids were able to perform these skills.

2. Describe “teaching strategies” that YOU used today towards connecting with the children.  What were they?  How did YOU use them?  What was the effect?  Were there any strategies that were more effective than others?  If so, why?

A teaching strategy that I used in lab was just making sure that every kid was involved. I did not want to keep some out of the game while others participated. That’s why I had all the kids running to the other side and instead of once tagged you are out or frozen, you simply become it and are still running around or galloping. This keeps the kids involved. I saw many other people do this same task and it seemed to work very affectively. The kids love to be involved in all the games and they don’t want to just be standing around.

3.  After being at St. Mary’s for these past weeks and observing and working with the students, can you briefly describe an effective strategy (or strategies) that you used to capture the children’s attention and keep them on task for your activity.

A strategy I used in lab was actually a pretty good one that worked pretty well. When I called the kids in to come work with me and listen I had them all raise one hand so I know they were listening and we didn’t start until every ones hands were up. This actually worked pretty well in grabbing the kids attention and they focused pretty well after that. Some other good strategies I saw was clapping hands, or doing another gesture to gather the kids attentions. All of them worked pretty well.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B 

TGMD-2: Test for Gross Motor Development- Second Edition- Revised

                 

Name of Students (first names only):_______john_____/______lilly________                Grades:___k__/___k__                Ages: __6___/____6__

Gender:  __b_____/___g_____

Locomotor Skills- (Lab 3) Part 2

Skill

Materials

Directions

Performance Criteria

Child 1

Child 2

1. Leap

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student leap. Tell the student to take large steps leaping from one foot to the other foot.

  1. Take off on one foot and land on the opposite foot.

Y

N

  1. A period where both feet are off the ground (longer than running).

Y

Y

  1. Forward reach with arm opposite the lead foot.

N

N

2. Horizontal Jump

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student jump. Tell the student to jump as far as they can.  

  1. Preparatory movement includes flexion of both arms and knees with arms extended behind the body.

N

Y

  1. Arms extend forcefully forward and upward, reaching full extension above the head.

N

Y

  1. Take off and land on both feet simultaneously.

N

Y

  1. Arms are brought downward during landing.

N

Y

3. Slide

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student slide. Ask the student to slide facing the same direction.  

  1. Body turned sideways to desired direction of travel.

S

S

  1. A step sideways followed by a slide of the trailing foot to a point next to the lead foot.

Y

N

  1. A short period where both feet are off the floor.

Y

Y

  1. Able to slide to the right and to the left side.

Y

Y

John really struggled when it came to the horizontal jump, he didn’t seem to understand the concept of jumping and basically ran around. Both of the kids had a slight trouble with the slide. They were sometimes sideways, but then would face forward and it would turn into a gallop instead.