Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Day 3: Today I assessed Megan and Nicholas in running, galloping, and hopping during the game Hungry, Hungry, Hippos! The game involved the students to perform the skill from their home hoola hoop to the hippo food in the center of the circle. The students were to bring the food (balls) back to home and the group with the most food at the end of x minutes won the game. It was difficult to assess during this activity because of two reasons. First, the kids were split up into groups and put on home base before the directions were explained causing many of the kids to become distracted. Running was never demonstrated to the kids because it was assumed that they knew how to run properly but while galloping and hopping were being explained, many of the kids were grabbing balls at home base or being distracted in some other way. It was also difficult to assess or may have been easier to assess if the home bases were moved farther away from the balls in the center. This would give the students a farther distance to complete the various skills. Nicholas and Megan both rushed the skills because they were more concerned in getting the balls back to home base but when pulled to the side and working with them one on one they were able to complete the skills more efficiently.

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