We were super busy in our kindergarten striking and fielding unit today as the little ones got the chance to put their striking and fielding skills to the test. As any skills related to striking and fielding can be quite difficult for kindergarten kids to learn, setting up an assessment task for them should be simple and fair, yet challenging in its own way. We really just want them to explore and experiment with the equipment in order to expose them to the idea of what striking and fielding are.
In today's task the students had to work with a partner on fielding different balls coming their way; rolling and bouncing balls, as well as balls of higher trajectory in mid-air. After working on on these different fielding skills, they each got a chance to practice striking with a bat, tennis racket, and a small cricket bat.
Once the students finished up all of the different skills, they completed a simple self-assessment task that had them evaluate how well they think that they did. As well, I got pictures of them in action to add to these assessment sheets. See examples of assessment below.