1. Task one: Reflection.
2. Task two: Object Control Skills Part B Worksheet.
TASK A –REFLECTION
1. Consider the activities/games that you have utilized so far during the past four labs. Were they appropriate for the students at St. Mary’s? Why or why not?
I found that most of the games I have chosen for the students at St. Mary’s were inappropriate because the students I worked with that week were too young, and the game had somewhat complicated goals for the students to follow. However, I did have 2 games that were very age and ability appropriate (Star Tag being one of them). Star Tag worked because it had a clear and easy objective and when the students met the goal they were rewarded with a star sticker!
2. What might be some limitations to games or activities when using them in the process of assessing motor skills?
Some limitations to games or activities when using them in the process of assessing motor skills is making the game a competition because then the students are just interested in getting to one place and winning rather than doing the actual task at hand. When they are suppose to skip they run for a bit and then finally realize that they are suppose to skip at the very end and skip a few times and then that is all of the skill we get to see. I would recommend that doing simple drills is one of the best ways to get a clear assessment of the students’ motor skills.
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