SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

Spring 2010 – Professor. Yang

Locomotor Lab Part A:  Lab Two

Name: ________David Lent____________                 Date: __10/4/10___           Lab Group Day and #: ___Monday_______

Tasks

A. To observe the interaction between Cortland students and St. Mary’s students while playing the pre-planned games with an Olympic Theme:

B. Locomotor Tasks Part A 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 in your students.  Be sure to note with whom you worked , what grade they were in, and any differences in age, gender, or ability.  

        In the lab the first group had the kids running, hopping and galloping. The two kids that I observed while the first group was teaching were different in the skills they could perform. The boy in the green vest could perform the ability but not to the skill level of the girl. The boy didn’t have his arms bent when running and also during the galloping skill. He doesn’t yet understand that with the correct movement of his arms that he could move faster. The girl was moving faster than the boy because she was swinging her arms which helped her propel herself. Other skills that I saw while at St.Marys this time were throwing and catching a football and the coordination of jumping double dutch.  

2. Describe the effective “teaching strategies” that you observed.  What were they and on whom did you use them?  How were they used?  What was the effect?  Were there any strategies that were more effective than others?  If so, why?

        Some of the good teaching strategies that I observed were the use of music or a whistle to get their attention during a game to bring them back to the teacher. Also other effective teaching skills were getting on their level when speaking to them and using a loud and clear voice. Another effective teaching skill was when giving directions of a game that your repeat them or even ask the kids  what they do when something happens in the game so you can check for understanding. With the younger kids you’re going to want to be on their level so that they are not looking at this huge person it’s like looking at another student. All of these strategies are effective while teaching any grade of students.

        

 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Locomotor Skills Part A

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

Name of Students (first names only):_Green Vest__/_Pink socks_                Grades:__1___/__1___                Ages: __6___/__7____

Gender:  __Male__/_Female_

Locomotor Skills- (Lab 2) Part A

Skill

Materials

Directions

Performance Criteria

Child 1

Child 2

1. Run

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student run. They may not run as fast as they can or for a long period of time due to space but do your best.

  1. Brief period where both feet are off the ground.

Yes

Yes

  1. Arms in opposition to legs, elbow bent.

No

Yes

  1. Foot placement near or on a line (not flat footed).

Yes

Yes

  1. Nonsupport leg bent approximately 90 degrees (close to buttocks).

No

No

2. Gallop

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student gallop. Tell the student to gallop leading with one foot and then the other.

  1. A step forward with the lead foot followed by a step with the trailing foot to a position adjacent to or behind the lead foot.

Yes

Yes

  1. Brief period where both feet are off the ground.

Yes

Yes

  1. Arms bent and lifted to waist level.

No

Yes

  1. Able to lead with the right and left foot.

Yes

Yes

3. Hop

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student hop. Ask the student to hop first on one foot and then on the other foot.

  1. Foot for nonsupport leg is bent and carried in back of the body.

Yes

Yes

  1. Nonsupport leg swings in pendulum fashion to produce force.

Yes

Yes

  1. Arms bent at elbows and swing forward on take off.

Yes

Yes

 4.   Able to hop on the right and left foot.

Yes

Yes