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.
Some of the general challenges of my experience at St. Mary’s was connecting to the children of different age groups. Every age group has interests and need to be connected in different ways than others. Connecting is important because it is a great tool and creating impact on the children. This is something that I feel I have improved on and will continue to work on throughout our labs. Another challenge is keeping the students attentive to a specific task or game. A lot of children, especially the younger ones, have very short attention spans and I have learned that I only have 1 -2 minutes MAX to grasp their attention and get them moving. Anytime more, the kids will start to wonder off and lose interest. Last, I found it challenging to interact with the children because of all the other classmates like myself all interacting too. But, I feel this is a great thing because it really forces each of us to create new methods and find creative ways to stand out and grasp the attention of the children.
2. What ideas/suggestions do you have to resolve the difficulties or challenges that you wrote about in #1?
Concerning my challenges one way of resolving it is by using new and unique activities and games that will impact them. Also, finding games that is of interest to them and that do not take a lot of explaining rather more game activity. Lastly, it is very important to be respectful, somewhat serious, yet enthusiastic and full of positive energy because this will reflect directly to them and their behavior.
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills
TGMD-2: Test for Gross Motor Development- Second Edition- Revised
Name of Students (first names only):Student 1/ Student 2 Grades:_KG_/_KG__ Ages: _5__/__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.
KG Student 3
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.