SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 – Professor Yang

Locomotor Lab Part A:  Lab Two

Name: __Ramsey Hassen_____                 Date: __9/28/2011____           Lab Group Day and #: __Wednesday Lab 2__

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.  

I was observing children that were in 2nd-3rd grade and aged between 7-10 years old.  Child 1 was a boy and Child 2 was a girl. During the running activity section I noticed child 1 was running at an elementary level.  He had both feet off the ground, foot placement near or on a line, and nonsupport leg was bent approximately 90 degrees.  The only criteria not met were that his arms were not in opposition to the legs.  In contrast, Child 2 does properly motion her arms and legs in opposition; there is also a brief period where both feet are off the ground.  She was unable to demonstrate her capability to do proper foot placement, and to bend her nonsupport leg to approximately 90 degrees.  Her overall performance sets her at an elementary level. During the galloping activity session I noticed both children appeared to be at an initial level.  Both Child 1 and 2 were unable to step forward with the lead foot followed by trailing foot to a position adjacent to or behind the lead foot.  Both children did not bend there arm properly to their waist while galloping, and they did not lead with both feet.  (in this case it does not necessarily mean they were unable too, since switching legs was not a required task in the activity.  Child 1 was unable to lift both legs of the ground, but Child 2 was able to briefly do so.  After analysis of the criteria I determined that they are both at initial stages of progression. Last, during the hopping stage both Child 1 and 2 were able to carry nonsupport leg in a bent position behind the body.  Yet, they were unable to use the nonsupport leg in a pendulum fashion to create force or hop on the right and left foot.  Child 2 did show use of arms to create forward momentum, but Child 1 mainly used them for balance.  Analyzing this performance I feel that child 2 appears to be at the elementary level and child 1 is at the initial level.

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 observed a lot of different teaching strategies by the Cortland students.  The main one that caught my eye and had the greatest response was the high and upbeat energy by the speaker along with teaching through demonstration throughout.  As one teacher explained the activity the other demonstrated simultaneously allowing the kids to use multiple senses to grasp the material.  Once the activity took place it was interesting to see how the children responded and how much information they grasped.  I was actually surprised by how much they grasped so quickly.  I believe it was their use of both visual and hearing (along with an interesting storyline) that allowed to students to focus on understanding the task.  Once the activity did begin, if any child was lost, the Cortland students were immediately able to guide; they made sure to have at least one teacher at each of the stations doing so. (hopping, running, galloping)  


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Locomotor Skills Part A

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

Name of Students (first names only):__Child 1__/___Child 2____                Grades:_ 2-3rd _/ 2-3rd__                Ages: _7-10_/_7-10_

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

NO

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

YES

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.

NO

NO

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

NO

YES

  1. Arms bent and lifted to waist level.

NO

NO

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

NO

NO

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.

NO

NO

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

NO

YES

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

NO

NO