SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

Name: Name: _________________________                 Date: ______________           Lab Group Day and #: __________

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.

The students worked on the following skills; leaping, horizontal jumping, and sliding.  The skills looked new to most of the students and looked like a challenge for them.  The two students that we were observing had two different abilities for the tasks. The girl could do most of the leaping task and the sliding but she had a hard time with the jump.  The boy had trouble with the sliding tasks but did very well with the leaping and jumping tasks.  

 

 

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 was the special projects so I didn't really work with the kids. But after I done with my task i connected with the other kids by asking the kids what games they were into. Some of the things I saw today was the use of whistles and music with the gym groups. I was in the gym putting a new TV stand together and at the same time watching the gym group get the kids together.

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.

During a activity the best way to get their attention is to have music playing and stop it the kids will stop and look to see why the music has stopped. Another way to get their attention while you are talking it to have something that they do like who can raise their hands the highest and they will all try to raise their hands.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B 

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

Name of Students (first names only):____________/______________                Grades:__1st___/__2nd___                Ages: _6__/__7____

Gender:  __Male_____/___Female_____

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

Y

  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

Y

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.

Y

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

N

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.

Y

N

  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.

N

N