SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB
PED 201 – Professor Yang
Name: Stephanie Paulsen Date: 11/16/11
1. Task one: Reflection.
2. Task two: Object Control Skills Part B Worksheet.
TASK A –REFLECTION
1. Consider the activities/games that you have utilized so far during the past four labs. Were they appropriate for the students at St. Mary’s? Why or why not?
The activities and games that I have utilized and led so far during the past four labs have been very appropriate for the students I have worked with at St. Mary’s Elementary. One of the four labs has had a task of developing games to asses the students’ specific skills. The other three labs have had the task to just incorporate games that let the students use specific locomotor skills. My activities have been appropriate for the students at St. Mary’s because I develop games that are age appropriate and at a proper level of difficulty for the students. It is a top priority as a teacher candidate to make sure each activity that I conduct is beneficial for the students as well as enjoyable.
2. What might be some limitations to games or activities when using them in the process of assessing motor skills?
There are some limitations to games or activities when using them to assess motor skills. From my experience at St. Mary’s I have noticed that one thing that can limit the process of assessing a students’ skills is the amount of students partaking in the activity. This can play a factor if there is a very large group of children because things can get crowded and hectic, causing the student to not portray abilities to their best potential. Having a small group of students also allows teachers to have more one-on-one time with each student.
Another thing that may limit the process of assessing motor skills of a student is if the activity that is chosen is too difficult for the children to perform, making it hard to assess their abilities. For instance, while observing locomotor skills of students during a previous lab I noticed that one of the activities was too difficult for the children to do, therefore we couldn’t assess their skills. The students were performing to their abilities but because of the activity they were not portraying what we as observers needed to see.MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills Part B
TGMD-2: Test for Gross Motor Development- Second Edition- Revised
Name of Student: Boy - P, Girl - M Grade: Kindergarten Age: 5-6
Check if male X or female X
Object Control Skills- (Lab 5) Part B
1. Stationary Bounce with hand (dribbling)
Use a clear space, you can use a variety of playground balls or basketballs on a hard, flat surface.
During a game or activity, watch a student bounce a ball with their hand and/or dribble. Tell the student to bounce the ball using one hand.
2. Pushes the ball with fingers (not a slap).
3. Ball contacts floor in front of (or to the outside of) foot on the side of the hand being used.
Use a clear space, you can use a sponge ball or something soft.
During a game or activity, watch a student kick.
Place the ball on a line nearest the wall. Tell the student to kick the ball toward the wall.
1. Rapid continuous approach to the ball.
2. The trunk is inclined backward during ball contact.
3. Forward swing of the arm opposite kicking leg.
4. Follow-through by hopping on the non-kicking foot.