SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

Name: _Ashley Coleman___                 Date: _3/22/2010______           Lab Group Day and #: _Monday Lab 3__

A. To observe the interaction between Cortland students and St. Mary’s students.

B. Locomotor Skills Part B Worksheet.

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 that I watched were Lindsey, and Andrew. They are both 6 years old and are in Kindergarten. The skills that they were told to perform were: Leap, Horizontal Jump, and Slide. When it came to leaping, both students struggled a little bit because when they tried to leap quickly their leaps turned into them running. However when it came to horizontal jumping, and sliding Lindsey could perform all but 1 criteria for jumping and all but 2 criteria for sliding. Andy chose not to participate in the horizontal jumping and sliding, so therefore I could not get an accurate judgment on whether or not he could perform these skill correctly.

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?

Some of the teaching strategies I observed was when a student was struggling to perform a certain skill, one of the instructors went over and helped him or her by explaining how to perform it in the correct way, in simple words that the student could understand. When I was trying to teach a student how to horizontally jump, I told him “Pretend you are a bunny rabbit and hop like him”, once I broke it down into simple terms for the student her understood what skill we were trying to get him to do and he succeeded in doing it. If you were to tell a younger student to “swing their arms to gather momentum” they most likely wouldn’t understand what you were trying to get them to do.

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.

After being at St. Mary’s I have learned that the students have very short attention spans. Having props, such as visual aids, helps greatly as well as being in costume and keeping the same theme throughout the day’s activities

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B

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

Lindsey

Name of Students (first names only):____________/____Andy_____                Grades:_K_/_K_                Ages: __6___/___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. Take off on one foot and land on the opposite foot. Y Y A period where both feet are off the ground (longer than running). Y Y 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. Preparatory movement includes flexion of both arms and knees with arms extended behind the body. N N Arms extend forcefully forward and upward, reaching full extension above the head. Y N Take off and land on both feet simultaneously. Y N Arms are brought downward during landing. Y 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. Body turned sideways to desired direction of travel. N N A step sideways followed by a slide of the trailing foot to a point next to the lead foot. Y Y A short period where both feet are off the floor. Y Y Able to slide to the right and to the left side. N N