SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

PED 201 – Professor Yang

Lab 4 - Object Control

10/26/2010

Nicole Tucker

Name: __________Nicole Tucker_________                 Date: ______________           Lab Group Day and #:lab 4 MON

Tasks

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)

TASK A – OBSERVATION/REFLECTION

  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.

I think one major challenge at St. Mary’s has been dealing with the changing environment.  The number of kids that are participating in the activities is always changing, requiring changes to be made to the game.  The space that we have to play the games in also is forever changing and that requires us to think on the fly.  The last thing that makes St. Mary’s a challenge is the time factor.   Each group is required to teach 3 games, and if the kids really like the first or second games, it’s hard to fit the other games in.  In today’s game particularly, we ran into that problem.  The kids liked both of the first games a lot and didn’t want to stop playing them.  We made up for this, but making the third game very entertaining also.  

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

To resolve the difficulties, a relaxed mindset is all that is needed.  All of the teacher candidates walk into lab knowing that even though they practiced their games, and have a plan, the chance of the game going the way they planned is minimal.  We assess the students reactions to the games as we teach them and make modifications on the fly.  As for the space concerns, we just make the best of what w are given and make changes as they are necessary.  

 

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Object Control Skills

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

Name of Students (first names only):Nick/Greg___/__Laura/Kayla___                Grades:_____/__k_                Ages: _____/______

Gender: male_/__female

Skill

Materials

Directions

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.

Yes

yes

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

yes

no

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

yes

no

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

no

no

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.

yes

yes

  1. Arms extend in preparation for ball contact.

yes

yes

  1. Ball is caught and controlled by hands only.

no

yes

  1. Elbows bend to absorb force.

yes

yes

 Lab 4

Object Control Lab

Overhand Throw Checklist

Child’s Name:_____________________________________________        Date: _________________

Your task for this station is to qualitatively assess the student’s ability to perform the overhand throw using the following criteria based on Gallahue (1998):

A. Initial stage.                                                                

l. Action mainly from elbow.        

2. Elbow remains in front of body; a push.

3. Follow-through - forward and downward.

4. Feet remain stationary.

B. Elementary stage.

1. Arm is swung forward, high over shoulder.

2. Shoulders rotate toward throwing side.

3. Trunk flexes forward with forward motion of arm.

4. Definite forward shift of body weight.

5. Steps forward with leg on same side as throwing arm.

C. Mature stage.

1. Arm is swung backward in preparation.

2. Opposite elbow is raised for balance as a

preparatory action in the throwing arm.

3. Definite rotation through hips, legs, spine, and shoulders during throw.

4. As weight is shifted, there is a step with opposite foot.

Task one – have the students throw a different size ball during a game, record three observations of their throw.

Observation number

1

2

3

Initial Stage

Elementary Stage

Mature Stage

Task two – have the students throw a heavier or lighter ball during a game, record three observations of their throw.

Observation number

1

2

3

Initial Stage

Elementary Stage

Mature Stage