Saturday, October 10, 2009

Knowing your Students...(Reflection)

As we have been getting to know the students better, we have been adapting the games being played to the ability of the students. For the younger age group, like Kindergarten and third grade students we play more simple games. The reason we play these uncomplicated games is due strictly to their ability. At a young age their motor behaviors aren’t as coordinated yet. For the older students we can play more complex games because their ability to cooperate and learn the games is much higher.
I also noticed some differences between the fine motor skills of boys and girls. For the boys the fine motor skills were much more messy, and uncoordinated. As I watched, Colin the way he was drawing, and holding the marker was somewhat wrong. He used his full palm to draw a picture.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very good point and it is important to have an understanding of this so that you can make the game or activity appropriate for each grade level.