SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

Name: Name: _____Justin Torres____________________                 Date: ____3/09/11__________           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.

Some of the students seem to have the basic movement patterns but still can be fine tuned more. For example if a student was running, they might seem to be running but not driving their needs high. The young Pre K students seem to not understand to basic cues to run the correct way or hop or skip for example. I noticed once they get older they pick up on the cues to perform basic functions of movement.

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?

When I taught I use examples how to do the activity I had the kids do. I used a peer to demonstrate the activity so the students understood what they needed to do. I believe this made it easier for them to understand. Visual cues and directions make things easier to explain.

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 have been going over my instructions with my peers before going to St. Mary’s to make sure they are clear and to the point. I believe practicing what I am going to say makes it helps me to correct my mistakes before making one in front of the kids.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B 

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

                                 Steve            Brittany

Name of Students (first names only):____________/______________                Grades:_____/_____                Ages: _____/______

Gender:  _______/________

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.

Yes

Yes

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

Yes

Yes

  1. Forward reach with arm opposite the lead foot.

Sometimes

Yes

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.

Sometimes

Yes

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

No

Yes

  1. Take off and land on both feet simultaneously.

Yes

Yes

  1. Arms are brought downward during landing.

Yes

Yes

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

Yes

  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.

No

Not Well

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

Yes

Yes