SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

Name: Name: __Ian Schwan_____________                 Date: ___3/21___________           Lab Group Day and #: ____3 ______

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.

Well for the locomotor skill Leap, the games we played were not good in order to describe the leap. But in the horizontal jump, Lindsey was able to perform the jump much easier than Mitchell, Mitchell was not able to perform the jump at all while Lindsey was able to do everything except the actual bending of her knees and her elbows.

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?

Today I used “eyes on me” which means that I asked them all to look me in the eyes when I was explaining the game, it worked. This technique was what a old coach of mine used and I found it to be extremely helpful in having them listen. I also raised my voice when it came to explain things and asking them to do things and they listened a lot better. I found that raising my voice was an extremely effective tool in getting respect from the kids.

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.

I found that this past week I was loud, excited, and it made a huge difference with the kids, they were all excited to play it, and they were listening to me once I started talking to them so there was no room for error. I found that being loud when explaining things is a great way to get the kids to listen too you.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B 

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

Name of Students (first names only):____Lindsey____/__Mitchel_______                Grades:___K_/K____                Ages: _6___/__6__

Gender:  ___F____/____M____

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.

NO

NO

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

NO

NO

  1. Forward reach with arm opposite the lead foot.

NO

NO

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.

NO

NO

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

YES

NO

  1. Take off and land on both feet simultaneously.

YES

NO

  1. Arms are brought downward during landing.

Yes

NO

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.

NO

NO

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

YES

YES

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

YES

YES

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

NO

NO