SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

Spring 2010 – Professor. Yang

Locomotor Lab Part A:  Lab Two

Name: Zack Servidone        Date: 9-27-10                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.

Some of the movements that were being performed were running, jumping, hopping, skipping, and galloping.  We observed two 1st grade kids both around 6 yr old, one was a boy with a green vest and the other was a girl with pink socks.  The boy seemed to do the motor skills a little better than the girl did, but when both of them were hopping there free leg was in front of them not behind so that showed that they were not totally developed on some of their motor skills.  They understood what to do but did not have the correct form completely, but maintained their balance well.

 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?

I notice that the kids listen if you speak loudly, not yelling at them but raising your voice so they can hear you.  I also notice that the kids stopped a lot of times if you use a whistle of some sort because once again loud noise gets kids attention.  The best way i thought though was music you have the kids running around with music and they are laughing and running having a good time, but once the music stops they all stop and look.  So i think playing music and stopping it is a great way to get kids attention.  Also when giving directions to children making sure they all understand have them repeat what you told them see if they really do understand.

 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(Mr.) Pink Socks(Mrs.)

Grade: 1st garde

Age: 6 yrs old

Skills

Materials

Direction

Performance Criteria

Child 1 (Mr.)

Child 2 (Mrs.)

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 were off the ground

Yes

Yes

2.Arms in opposition of legs, and elbows bent

Yes

Yes

3. Foot placement near or on line

Yes

Yes

4. Nonsupport leg bent 90 degrees

No

No

2. Gallop

Use 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 the lead foot

Yes

Yes

2. Brief period where both feet are off the ground

Yes

Yes

3. Arms bent and lifted to waist level

No

No

4. Able to lead with right and left foot

Yes

Yes

3. Hop

Use 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 body

Yes

No

2. Nonsupport leg sings in pendulum fashion to produce force.

Yes

Yes

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

Yes

No

4. Able to hop on right and left foot

Yes

Yes