As a final assessment for the Target Games unit in grade 1, the students had to complete 4 different tasks showing their overall level of improvement in terms of sending an object toward a target. Inquiry was at work which allowed them to figure out the best means of sending the object (roll, throw, bounce, kick, lob, etc.) They had to:
A)Attempt to knock down a bowling pin with a ball from a distance of about 4 meters
B)Attempt to knock down a bowling pin with a bean bag from same distance
C)Attempt to get ball to stop inside of a hula hoop from same distance
D)Attempt to get bean bag into hula hoop from same distance
Over the past few weeks, we have explored many different ways of knocking a target down or getting an object into a target using various means of delivery. I really kept the unit wide open in regards to how they chose to send the object toward the target. My main aim was to get them thinking, to be active, and let them have some fun. Overall, the unit went well and improvements were made in the way the students aim and send a ball toward a target. Keeping the students engaged, on task, and challenged was my goal during the target games unit which I think that I accomplished.
Please view video below of the summative assessment task and to see the students in action. If you do not have time to watch the video, there is a slide show of student assessment and photos as well. Take your pick!
A Slide Show of Students in Action & Some Examples of Their Assessment