SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB

Spring 2010 – Professor. Yang

Locomotor Lab Part A:  Lab Two

Name: _____Justin Albro_____         Date: ____2/28/11___           Lab Group Day and #: ____Monday____

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.  


In lab 2 we observed two students, Adam and Laura, who both went through the same skills. We observed them doing a run, a gallop and a hop.  Both of them were around 6 years old and in kindergarten. Adam performed very well in most of the skills we assessed he had a perfect gallop because he matched all the necessary keys we were looking for.  He also did pretty well in the run and the hop with only a few small errors overall. Laura did okay for the most part on the gallop with some errors, and did very well on the run. Her hop though was not that good. She couldn’t truly understand the concept of the hop and she seemed to just run around.

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?

Some strategies I saw were just trying to incorporate the skills into the games. They didn’t seem to be truly working directly with the kids to try and help them. For example when Laura had trouble hoping nobody tried to fix it. They just had her go and “run” around. Some effective teaching skills that could have been used was to show the kids how to do each skill and practice a little before they actually did the activity. That would have helped out some of the kids tremendously.


MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB- Locomotor Skills Part A

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

Name of Students (first names only):_____adam_______/_____laura_________                Grades:___k__/__k___                Ages: ___6__/___6___

Gender:  __b_____/____f____

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

yes

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

yes

yes

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.

yes

yes

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

yes

yes

  1. Arms bent and lifted to waist level.

yes

no

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

yes

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.

no

no

  1. Nonsupport leg swings in pendulum fashion to produce force.

yes

no

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

no

no

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

yes

no