SUNY CORTLAND MOVERDEVELOPMENT LAB

PED-201 PROFESSOR YANG

LAB 4- OBJECTIVE CONTROL

 

 

Name: Zack Servidone                Date: 11/03/10                 Lab Group Day and #: Lab 4

Task:

  1. To observe the interaction between Cortland students and St Mary’s students.
  2. Complete Observation and Reflection from Task A Worksheet.
  3. Complete Chart (TGMD-2) Overhand and Catching Checklist
  4. Complete Chart (Gallahue Checklist) on Overhand Throw. (If time permits)

 

TASK A- OBSERVATION/REFLECTION

 

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.

Being at St Mary’s I have learned so much, and it has been a great experience.  I am learning how to teach younger kids motor movements and their have been some challenges alone the way.  One of the biggest challenges is keeping the kids attention.  One thing I learned is you have to be brief with them there attention span is low you have to explain your game fast to them and get moving.  These kids been in school all day and all they want to do is run around.  Another challenge is when they are running is to get their attention; I have also learned that a whistle and using music is helpful.  Also you have to use your voice, be loud get their attention; this is something else that I am working on to be a successful teacher.  Another thing that is difficult is getting everyone involved.  There are some kids that don’t want to participate, and you try to get them involved and it’s difficult if they don’t want too.  You have to try to make the games fun for everyone.  Also working with what you have, you have to make the best of what you have make it fun to exercise.

 

What ideas/suggestions do you have to resolve the difficulties or challenges that you wrote in #1?

Some ideas I have learned to avoid these situations is when explaining the game to the kids first just play a simple tag game get them running around.  This will tire them a little and they won’t be as noisy and distracting, and then it gives yourself a little more time to explain your game.  Also make it easy for them and get right into it don’t lose them.  Another is practicing using my voice, which I have no problem with my voice I have a loud voice, but its still great practice for my future.  Also a suggestion to make everyone play is making a game that’s different, play a game that they never have seen before then they will definitely play the game.

 

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills

 

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

 

Name of Students: Nate and Lena for throwing and Casey for catching.

Grade: 1st grade for all of them

Age: 5-6 years old

Gender: male, female, and female.

 

 

Skills

Materials

Directions

Performance Criteria

Child 1

Child 2

1. Overhand Throw

Use 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.

1. A downward arc of the throwing arm initiates the windup.

YES

NO

 

 

 

2. Rotation of hip and shoulder to a point where non-dominent side faces an imaginary target

NO

NO

 

 

 

3. Weight is transferred by stepping with the foot opposite of throwing hand

NO

NO

 

 

 

4. Follow-through beyond ball release diagonally across body toward side of opposite throwing arm.

NO

YES

2. Catching

Use a clear space, you can use a sponge ball or something soft

During activity watch student catch. Try tossing the ball underhand to students and tell them to catch it with their hands.

1. Preperation phase where elbows are flexed and hands in front of body

YES

YES

 

 

 

2. Arms extended in preparation for ball contact

YES

YES

 

 

 

3. Ball caught and controlled

YES

YES

 

 

 

4. Elbows bent to absorb force.

YES

YES