SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

                

Name: Name: _Becky Knierim                 Date: 10/18/10                                        Lab Group Day and #: __Monday 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 students at St. Mary’s participated in many activities that worked on the following skills; leaping, horizontal jumping, and sliding.  These skills for most were probably new and a challenge for most.  In the two kids that I observed today I saw that the girl (“Pigtails”) could do a lot with the leaping and the sliding but had a hard time with the horizontal jump.  Whereas the boy (“Star Wars”) was able to leap very well and do the horizontal jump very well, had trouble with the slide.  With the age being the same and the genders being different I found it interesting the differences that I found.  

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?

Today I was the special teams group, so I was able to create different posters that are going to help the St. Mary’s students remember and learn the different locomotor skills that we are teaching them in our games that we teach.  I then sang the song at the end of the day.  

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 for the past couple weeks and observing and working with the students I have found that the most effective strategies for capturing the students attention are; one being projecting your voice so all the students can hear you, if they hear you they will listen for the most part.  Another to dress up according to the theme that is for the week, the students do want to get involved more if you show an effort of making yourself look like a pirate, or a superhero, etc.  

 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B 

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

                        Pigtails         Star Wars                           kindergarten

        5-6

Name of Students (first names only):____________/______________                Grades:_____/_____                Ages: _____/______

Gender:  __female_____/__male ______

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.

Yes

Yes

  1. A period where both feet are off the ground (longer than running).

Yes

Yes

  1. Forward reach with arm opposite the lead foot.

No

Yes

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.

Yes

Yes

  1. Arms extend forcefully forward and upward, reaching full extension above the head.

No

Yes

  1. Take off and land on both feet simultaneously.

No

Yes

  1. Arms are brought downward during landing.

No

No

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.

Yes

No

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

Yes

No

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

Yes

Yes

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

No

No