PED 201 – Professor Yang

Lab 4 - Object Control

Ian Schwan


Name: ___________________________________________                 Date: ______________           Lab Group Day and #: Pre-K lab 6


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

B. Complete Observation and Reflection from Task A Worksheet.

C. Complete Chart (TGMD-2) Overhand and Catching Checklist.

D. Complete Chart (Gallahue Checklist) on Overhand Throw. (If time permits)


1. Reflecting on your experience so far at St Mary’s, what do you think have been some difficulties or challenges you have faced?  Consider all areas – environment, children, etc.

        Some challenges that I’ve faced so far was being to quiet and not explaining every possible scenario, when I don’t tell the kids everything they cant do, they always end up doing something that they shouldn’t be. I’ve begun to realized how much they can and cannot do and I’m able to control them better. I also feel that I have been able to get the kids to listen to me better, I feel that I am beginning to be able to work with all of the children. With the Pre-K kids, I found that my problem was that I expected too much out of them, I thought that they would be able to do more things than they could. I have not had much experience with that age group and I feel like I need to work with them more to get a better understanding for them. The kids are a lot of fun and I really enjoy them.

2. What ideas/suggestions do you have to resolve the difficulties or challenges that you wrote about in #1?

        I need to be louder when explaining games to bigger groups and need to hit the finer parts more. I also need to have more reasonable expectations for age groups. I have begun to feel more confident in raising my voice to explain things and controlling the kids, I have begun to feel that I have more respect from them than I ever have before. I enjoy the kids and I enjoy how they are helping me become a better teacher.

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills

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

Name of Students (first names only):_Bethany____/_Michael____                Grades:__K__/__K__                Ages: _6___/_6___

Gender:  __F___/__M__




Performance Criteria

Child 1

Child 2

1. Overhand Throw

Use a clear space, you can use a variety of yarn balls, tennis balls, etc.

During a game or activity, watch a student throw. Tell the student to throw the ball as best as they can.

  1. A downward arc of the throwing arm initiates the windup.



  1. Rotation of hip and shoulder to a point where non-dominant side faces an imaginary target.



  1. Weight is transferred by stepping with the foot opposite the throwing hand.



  1. Follow-through beyond ball release diagonally across body toward side opposite throwing arm.



2. Catch

Use a clear space, you can use a sponge ball or something soft depending on the individual.

During a game or activity, watch a student catch.

Try tossing the ball underhand directly to the student with a slight arc and tell him/her to catch it with your hands. Only count those tosses that are between the student’s shoulders and waist.

  1. Preparation phase where elbows are flexed and hands are in front of the body.



  1. Arms extend in preparation for ball contact.



  1. Ball is caught and controlled by hands only.



  1. Elbows bend to absorb force.