SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

Name: Name: _Harrison Hefele___                 Date: _3/25____           Lab Group Day and #: __Wednesday_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.

The kids in the gym group were in 1st and 2nd grade.  I watched Will (Male) perform a series of different motor movements.  The games he participated in required him to leap, horizontal jump and slide. He was familiar with all three of them but didn’t perform them perfectly. When he was told to leap he initially followed the basic steps to performing it but as the game continued he just switched to running. This applied to the horizontal jump too. This probably happened because of the amount of energy needed to perform the task. Running is easier and more comfortable. Many of the kids were good at sliding but stuck to sliding in one direction.  

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 demonstrating my game I used kids to help explain it. I would pause the game with the music and have them show me how to leap, jump, and slide. This made sure that the kid showing me was performing the skill correctly. I would then ask and quiz one or two more kids to show me if they knew how to do it.  The kids were good at doing the motions. Not until they got tired of doing the skill would they just return to running. This was an effective teaching method and made the kids pay attention.

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.

When explaining the game that you will have the kids participating in you can’t present it as if you’re asking questions.  I would tell the rules with an inflection at the end of sentences which make it seem like a question. Presentation of the game is key. You have to flat out tell them that this is what you’re playing and how it’s going to be played.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B 

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

Name of Students (first names only):_Ashley____/__Tom_______                Grades:__K__/__1st___                Ages: __5__/__6___

Gender:  ___F____/____M____

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).

N

N

  1. Forward reach with arm opposite the lead foot.

Y

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.

Y

Y

  1. Take off and land on both feet simultaneously.

N

N

  1. Arms are brought downward during landing.

Y

Y

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

Y

  1. A step sideways followed by a slide of the trailing foot to a point next to the lead foot.

N

N

  1. A short period where both feet are off the floor.

N

N

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

Y

Y