Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hard work can get you where you want to be!!

Fun Fact:
Art Appreciation / Vincent Van Gogh
                Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30th in 1853 in Zundert, The Netherlands.  Vincent’s father was a protestant minister.  Vincent actually enjoyed his father’s profession and admired it.  Vincent Van Gogh was a very unique individual and as a child he was described to be serous and introspective child.  Today Vincent Van Gogh is considered one of the best Dutch Painters after The great Rembrandt.
                However as good of an artist that Van Gogh was he did not show much fame until after his death.  In about ten years before he fell victim of a mental illness Van Gogh produced a massive amount of paintings and drawings in such a short period.  He had around nine hundred paintings and eleven hundred drawings in that short time period.  Unfortunately his death was from suicide, about eleven years after his death there was showing in Paris that showed seventy one of Van Gogh’s paintings and this is when his fame truly blossomed.  Van Gogh was a huge influence on early abstraction, fauvism, and expressionism.  A few of Van Gogh’s paintings are known to be range as some of the most expensive paintings in the world.
                When Van Gogh was sixteen years old he worked for an art company called “Goupil & Company”. Van Gogh’s younger brother Theo also worked for the company.  Vincent and Theo were known to be very close to each other they were the best of friends.  Theo was also there to help supports Vincent financially in his life when Vincent was going through hard times.
 In 1873 the art company transferred Van Gogh to London, and then to Paris.  During the time these transfers were going on Vincent became heavily interested in religion, like his father.  In 1876 Goupil and Company’s fired him from his job because they said he had a lack of motivation.  After that he became a teaching assistant in Ramsgate, which was near London.  Vincent Van Gogh did not last long as a teaching assistant and by 1877 he returned back to Amsterdam to study Theology.  Vincent Van Gogh did not last long studying theology either, he dropped out by 1978.  After dropping out he became a poor layman preacher in a poor mining region known as the Borinage.  Vincent worked hard and even preached down in the mines and was very concerned with a lot of the workers.  After only six months he was dismissed but he still continued to preach even without pay.  During the time of his preaching he began to produce charcoal sketches.
In 1880 Vincent’s brother Theo suggested that Vincent go to Earnest and take up painting.  Vincent Van Gogh agreed.  For a short time Van Gogh took painting lessons from Anton Muave at a place called “The Hague”.  Although Vincent and Anton soon ended up splitting because of differences in artistic views, you were able to see influences in Van Gogh’s work from The Hague School.  Some of the things that he learned from the Hague school was the way that he played with light, and the looseness of his brush strokes.  However it was the usage of his colors, mostly favoring dark tones that separated him from his teacher.
In 1881 Van Gogh declared his love for his widowed cousin Kee Vos, who ended up rejecting him.  Later in life he decide to move in with a prostitute named Sien Hoornik and her children.  Van Gogh wanted to marry her, however his father and his brother Theo were strictly against is and told him that he should not marry her.  Van Gogh being as close as he was with Theo listened to his brother’s wise words and they soon broke up.  Van Gogh became very impressed and influenced by the work of Jean Francois Millet.  Vincent began to focus on painting peasants and rural scenes.  He then moves to Dutch province Drenthe, then to Neuenen, then to North Brabant, and finally the Netherlands.  It was now 1885 when he was painting in the Netherlands.
In the winter of 1885-1886 Van Gogh attended the Art Academy of Antwerp, Belgium.  However disappointed he was dismissed only after a few months by his professor.  During this time though Van Gogh got in touch with Japanese Art, and started to collect a lot of it.  He liked Japanese art because he admired the bright colors, the use of canvas and the roll lines played in the picture.  The Japanese Art influenced him greatly; Van Gogh made some of his paintings in the Japanese style.  Also some of the portraits Van Gogh painted were set against a back ground that shows Japanese art.
In the spring of 1886 Vincent moved to Paris and moved in with his brother Theo, and the two of them shared a house in Montmartre.  Here is where he met the famous painters; Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Bernard, Henri de Toulose Lautrec and Paul Gaugin.  He then discovered “Impressionism” and really enjoyed its use of light and color, more than its lack of social engagement.  He especially liked pointillism, which was where many small dots are applied to canvas then blend into rich colors only in the eye of the beholder, seeing it from a distance.  Van Gogh is considered more of a post impressionist rather than a impressionist.  In 1888 when city life and living with his brother was not really working out anymore Van Gogh move to Arles, Bouches Du Rh France.  Van Gogh became very impressed with the local landscape and was hoping to find an Art Colony.  Van Gogh decorated a yellow house and painted a series of yellow sunflower paintings.  Paul Gaugin admired his work and began painting Van Gogh sunflowers.  However their encounter ended in a quarrel.  Van Gogh suffered from a mental breakdown and cut off his left ear and gave it to his prostitute friend.  Gaugin ended up leaving in 1888.  The only painting that Van Gogh sold while he was alive was “The Red Vineyard” which was made in 1888.
Vincent Van Gogh stopped painting dots and began painting stripes, and was also suffering from depression.  In 1889 on his own request Vincent was admitted to a psychiatric center at Monastery Saint Paul de Masuole in Saint Remy de Provence, Bouches Du Rh, France.  During his time in the clinic he spent most of his time in the garden doing his work.  His pencil strokes changed again into spiral curves.
In May 1890 Van Gogh left the clinic and went to a physician named Paul Gachet, in Auvers Sur Oise.  Vincent wanted to be close to his brother Theo; his brother had also just recently been married.  Paul Gachet was actually recommended to Van Gogh by Pissarro.  Paul Gachet had treated a few other artist before Van Gogh as well.  When he was being taken care of by Doctor Gachet he had created his only etching which was a portrait of the Doctor.  Unfortunately his depressions only got worse.  On July 27th 1890 at 37 years old Van Gogh had went and done a painting activity, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest.  Vincent Van Gogh died two days later.  According to Vincent’s brother Theo Vincent’s last words were “La Tristesse durera toujours” which means the sadness will last forever.  Unfortunately Vincent’s loyal and loving brother Theo was not able to deal with his death and died six months later.  Theo was buried right next to Vincent.  Vincent Van Gogh’s mother threw away a large number of Vincent’s paintings during his life and even after his death.  She was able to live long enough to see how famous her son became after his death.
My all time favorite painting By the legendary Vincent Van Gogh is “The Starry Night”.  The Starry Night was created in June 1889, it was an oil on canvas painting, 72 by 92 centimeters, and it is now in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.   This painting was done by his mental asylum in Saint Remy about thirteen months before he died.  Van Gogh painted very aggressively and you can tell by this picture it is very dark and furious.  It looks like there is a lot going on in the sky by his loose brush strokes it looks very hectic and then the stars just sit their gleaming, as if there is peace.  I really enjoy the swirls and loose strokes throughout the painting.  I feel like the color is very dark in this painting, it gives a sort of spooky look to it.  The Unity and Variety is very intense in this particular painting because there is just so much going on everywhere you look.  The motion and Rhythm are very smooth and fluent throughout the whole piece.  The cultural and central theme seems very modern in this painting, I believe that building in the bottom right corner is a church or something symbolic like that since he liked religion.  In this painting the sky sticks out to me the most really catches my attention because I like how the stars real shine and the dark night sky has so many spirals.  This one specific painting from Van Gogh reminds me of some of Picasso’s paintings because there is just so much going on in them.  I think this painting can strongly convey emotion when I look at it, it first brings out a depressing feeling until you notice the b rightness of the stars and it brings peace.  My overall assessment of this painting is that is very unique and very successful and possibility the best piece of work Van Gogh has ever made.

The Story of Art – by E.H. Gombrich

Hard work can get you where you want to be!

Life of Steven Spielberg
             A film director’s job is the hardest job that can possibly be obtained by any film artist.  Making movies is not just about pressing record on a video camera and saying action.  A Director has a series of different jobs and tasks to perform in the movie making process.  One of the legendary directors and my personal favorite director is Steven Spielberg.  I think that he performs his job better than everyone and has some of the greatest movies to prove it.
            The Director has to deal with a numerous amount of jobs such as; the concept of style, subject matter, cinematography, editing, setting and set design, sound and score, casting and acting performances, screenplays and narrative structure, evolving styles and flexibility, and that is just a handful of some of the things that they are responsible for.  Steven Spielberg was particularly good at Casting and Acting Performances.  In the choice of Actors one director may take the safe, sure way by casting established stars in roles very similar roles they have played in previous movies. (Boggs 375)  Spielberg is always widely known for evolving style and flexibility.  This is when some directors do not arrive at a static mature style but continue to evolve and experiment throughout their careers. (Boggs 381)
          Steven Allan Spielberg was the oldest and the only son of four children.  His father, Arnold was an electrical engineer who worked in what was the newly emerging field of computers.  His mother, Leah, was a concert pianist.  Steven Spielberg’s mother and three sisters gave Steven a lot of attention and basically spoiled him.  He was indulged throughout his childhood at home, however he was not treated the same way at school.  Spielberg displayed little concern for his school work and barely made average grades.  Spielberg was not the top scholar you would assume him to in high school.  The Spielberg family had to move from home to home frequently because of Steven’s father’s job.  They moved to New Jersey, Suburban Phoenix, Arizona, and their final destination ended up being Silicon Valley, which was near San Jose, California. 
            The First film that Steven Allan Spielberg recalled seeing in an actual movie theatre was “The Greatest Show on Earth”.  This film was a spectacular 1952 circus epic directed by Cecil B. Demile.  As a child Steven Spielberg began using his family’s home movie camera.  He started recording camping trips and other family events but soon became dissatisfied with them and wanted to bigger and better things.  At a young age he began to film narrative movies and attempted to set up shots with different angles and primitive special effects.  By the time he was twelve years old he actually filmed a movie from a script using a cast of actors.  He grew increasingly ambitious and loved the thrill of making movies and continued to make movies from then on.
            When Steven Spielberg was sixteen years old, he filmed a feature length science fiction movie; he titled it “Firelight”.  This movie was over two hours long and had a complex plot about an encounter with some aliens.  His willing and helpful father rented a local movie theatre to show the film.  This film cost Steven’s father five hundred dollars to make it.  After one night of showing the film Steven easily made back the five hundred dollars to pay his father back.
            Steven Spielberg’s poor grades in high school prevented him from entering the University of Southern California also known as UCLA.  Instead of going there he was accepted to California State College at Long Beach.  In 1970 Steven Spielberg graduated from California State College at Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in English.  Steven Spielberg graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English because they did not offer any sort of formal film program.  However for missed time in the film world he went and saw as much movies as possible during his time studying at the California State College at Long Beach.  Spielberg had a heart throbbing passion for being in the film industry.  Spielberg claimed that when he was seventeen years old he would put on business suit and carry a briefcase everyday past the guards at Universal Studios just so he could go in there and watch, admire, and absorb as much as he can before being caught. (www.snopes.com/movies)
  Steven Allan Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 18th, 1946.  I would have to say that Spielberg is perhaps the most famous director and wealthiest film maker in the world.  Spielberg went to California State University in Long beach.  However he dropped out after his bachelor degree to follow his dream in the entertainment career.  He began to earn his respect as an un-credited assistant director on the film “Wagon Train” in 1957. (movies.yahoo.com) A few more of his early attempts were “Battle Squad” which included World War II footage.  He also directed “Escape to Nowhere” which featured children as World War II soldiers, including his sister Anne Spielberg.  These films were all short films.
            In his   early years Spielberg directed a couple of movies that would success his future career in movies.  In 1964 he directed a movie called “Firelight” this was a movie about aliens invading a small town.  In 1968 he directed “Amblin” and Amblin also became the name of his production company. (www.movies.yahoo.com) this production company was responsible for the all time classic movie E.T. in 1982.  However all of these films were just appetizers compared to his up and coming films soon to be some of the greatest films ever.  Spielberg’s first major directorial effort was “The Sugarland Express” in 1974 starring Goldie Hawn.  This film was a great film but it was his next film that was a tremendous hit.  Everybody has either heard of or seen the movie “Jaws”.  This movie is a class shark attack movie that actually became so famous that they made an attraction in Disney World for it.  Between the years of 1975 and 1987 Steven Spielberg had a lot more hits.  Some of his memorable movies were; “Close Encounters of the Third Time” which was a unique but original UFO story.  A few other films were; I want to hold your hand, used cars, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Goonies, An American Tail, and Back to the Future.  I consider myself to not really know much about the world of film but I know that the movies such as the Goonies and Indiana Jones are super famous and are still watched today in 2010.
            In the late 1980’s Spielberg’s films found their way into the center of pop-culture.  In 1988, he produced “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in 1988.  The next year proved to be another good year for him after producing and directing “Always”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Back to the future part II”.  All three of these films were box office and very successful.  Steven Spielberg began to get very comfortable with the animation world.  Aside from the film Roger Rabbit he is also responsible for the “Tiny Toon Adventures” in 1990, The “Animaniacs” in 1993, “Pinky and the Brain” in 1998, “Family Dog” in 1993, and “Toonsylvania” in 1998.  Steven Spielberg is also responsible for producing other cartoons such as; “The Land Before Time” in 1988, “Were Back! A Dinosaurs Story” in 1993, “Casper” in 1995 and “The Flintstones” in 1994. (www.imbd.com)
            As a producer he was very active in the 90’s, responsible for films like “The Mask of Zorro” in 1998, “Men in Black” in 1997, and “Deep Impact in 1998.  However, it was on the directing front that Spielberg was on top of his game.  He directed and produced a movie called “Amistad” in 1997 that was shorted in the Oscars and in release due to the fact that its release date was moved around so much.  He came back strong though the next year producing the movie “Saving Private Ryan”.  Some people believe that this is his all time best movie in his career.
            Steven Spielberg has been extremely active in films and there are many other things he has done as well.  He produced the short live T.V. “Sea Quest DSV” in 1993, an anthology series titled “Amazing Stories” in 1985.  He created the video game series “Medal of Honor” which was based on the time of World War II.  Spielberg was also the starting producer of “ER” in 1994.  If you haven’t noticed Spielberg has a great interest in World War II.  He and Tom Hanks worked together on the movie “Shooting War” in the year 2000.  This movie was a documentary about World War II combat photographers.  Spielberg also produced a documentary about the Holocaust called “A Holocaust Szemei” in the year of 2000.  With all of these films, Television Shows, etc it is no surprise that Steven Spielberg is looked at as one of the greatest or not the greatest figures in the world of Film and Entertainment.

Example of Pre and Post Assessment in Adaptive Education

Kristopher Muller
Adaptive (356)
                Peter is 9 year old student that is full of energy and always has a smile on his face.  He enjoys physical activity including running.  He also has a competitive nature and enjoys a challenge.  Peter has been diagnosed with Down syndrome; however that does not stop him from keeping a positive attitude.  Peter enjoys going to school and expresses interest each time he is asked.  Peter likes animals, particularly cows.  Peter learns best when looking at pictures. He can tell me exactly what something is when I present him something, he is also good at reading things we went through a lot of flash cards in our time spent together.  The CTAPE was given in 3 different sections of the building we were in.  The testing took place mostly in the racquetball courts and also in the gymnasium and the hallways.
Total Score
1.       Sport Skills
a.       When striking a ball Peter was able to grip the bat properly a majority of the time, his stance was lined up correctly most of the time and he was able to transfer his body weight up to the front.  Some of the things he lacked in were to contact the bat and the ball and to have hip and shoulder rotation during his swing.             3 (TGMD)      Max Score - 10
b.      When performing the stationary dribble Peter was only able to perform 1 of the performance criteria’s and that was to push the ball with his fingertips.  Peter struggled contacting the ball with one hand at about belt level he only wanted to dribble it when it was about up to his chest; he also struggled when trying to maintain control of the ball for 4 consecutive bounces.             1 (TGMD)     MS - 8
c.       Peter did a good job when it came to catching an object his preparation phase was good he hand his hands out in front and his elbows were flexed, and he would extend his arms most of the time but not every time.  Sometimes he would try and use his whole arms as a “basket” but after a little work he began to try and only use his hands.   4 (TGMD)  MS-6
d.      Peter did a great job when performing the kicking skill.  This was one of his strong points.  Peter have a rapid continuous approach to the ball every time, and kicked the ball with either his shoe laces or the inside of his foot.  The only thing Peter struggled with was to have an elongated stride or leap immediately prior to the contact of the ball.5 (TGMD) MS-8
e.      Peters overall strongest skill was the overhand throw, he was able to rotate his hip and shoulders to a point where the non-throwing side faces the wall and his weight transferred by stepping with the foot opposite the throwing hand every time.  Also after a few trials he was able to wind up with a downward movement with his hand and arms and follow through with the ball.       6(TGMD)   MS- 8
f.        The last sport skill I had Peter perform was the underhand roll.  Peter had a tough time with doing this correctly and following the cues.  I think at this time he was bored with the lesson and just wanted to play a game so next time we are going to start with this skill.   0 (TGMD) MS -8


2.       Fitness Skills
a.       The first skill I had Peter perform that related to fitness was a run.  Peter performed very well when running his arms moved in opposition to legs and his elbows were bent, there was also a brief period when both of his feet were off the ground, and his nonsupport leg was bent at approximately a 90 degree angle.  The only thing we had to work on was teaching how to land from heel to toe. 7 (TGMD)  MS-8
b.      The second skill I had Peter work on was galloping.  Peter also did a good job when performing this skill, both of his arms were bent and lifted to waist level, Peter also had a lead foot and his back foot was trailing his steps.  After a little work I got him to get both of his feet off the floor for a brief period.  The only thing Peter and I have to work on is maintaining a rhythmic pattern.  5 (TGMD)   MS-8
c.       The third skill Peter and I worked on was hopping.  Peter did pretty well with this there were some parts where he needed assistance but overall he understood how to do it.  Peter was not swinging his arms forward to produce force forward which was making it more difficult for him to keep his balance.  He was able to land 3 consecutive hops in a row, and have the foot of his nonsupport leg remain behind his body.               4 (TGMD)    MS-10
d.      The next fitness skill Peter and I worked on was leaping.  On the first trial peter did not take off on one foot and then land on the opposite foot but on the second try he did succeed with this.  Both times he performed this there was a period where both feet left the ground.  The one thing we still need to work on is to have a forward reach with the arm opposite of the lead foot.           3 (TGMD)   MS-6
e.      Peter struggled a bit when performing the horizontal jump.  His weak points were taking off and landing on 2 feet and having his arms thrust downward during the landing.  He did however have flexion in both knees and his arms extended behind his body.   3 (TGMD)   MS-8
f.        One of Peter’s strongest performances was the slide and I think it was also his favorite.  He had his body turned sideways so his shoulders were aligned with the line on the floor.  Peter had a lead foot and a follow foot when sliding.  After correction he was able to have a minimum of four consecutive slides.                                 6 (TGMD)   MS-8



Peter is a very enthusiastic kid.  He is full of excitement and loves to be moving constantly.  It isrecommended that peter works on his fundamental movement skills such as dribbling, throwing and catching.  His strengths revolve around fitness.  Peter is a very hard worker and always completes the number of pushup or sit ups I have set up for him, which can range from 10-15 at a time.  I would have to say that he has very good muscular and cardiovascular endurance and has to work more on his agility, coordination, and his balance.


1.       Sports Skills
a.       When Peter performed the skill striking a stationary ball he did much better this time.  He improved in the areas of having dominant hand grips above the non-dominant hand, having his hip and shoulders rotate during his swing and to transfer his body weight to the front.                6 (TGMD) MS-10
b.      The next skill I assessed Peter on was the stationary dribble.  Peter did a little better this time than the last he was able to improve his ball contact with one hand at about belt level.             2 (TGMD) MS-8
c.       The third skill I assessed Peter on was catching.  Peter did a better job this time with catching he was able to make improvements on extending his arms while reaching for the ball as it arrives.   5 (TGMD) MS- 6
d.      The next skill I assessed Peter on was kicking.  There were no changes to his score while performing this skill.  However I do not think much improvement was necessary Peter score was fairly well, I am sure by next year he will have it down much better.                5 (TGMD) MS-8
e.      The next skill I had Peter perform was the overhand throw.  Peter did better on this skill on this assessment he was able to make improvements during his follow through, he had to follow through beyond ball release diagonally across the body toward the non preferred side.          7 (TGMD) MS-8
f.        The last sport skill I assessed Peter in was the under hand roll.  Peter made a great deal of improvement during this assessment.  He mad Improvements by having his preferred hand swing down and back, bending his knees to lower his body, and releasing the ball close to the floor without letting it bounce more than 4 inches.              4 (TGMD) MS- 8


2.      Sport Skills
a.      The first sport skill me and Peter went over was running.  There was no change in score for this skill.  However that is not a bad thing because he performed this very well the first time he was 1 point off from having a perfect score both time.  7 (TGMD) MS-8
b.      The next skill I assessed Peter on was galloping.  Peter did better this time performing the gallop.  He improved by having both of his feet leave the ground for a brief period of time and was able to maintain a rhythmic patter for four consecutive gallops this time.            7 (TGMD) MS-8
c.       The next skill I assessed Peter on was hopping on one foot.  Peter made a lot of improvement during this skill from the first time I assessed him.  On this assessment his arms flexed and swung forward to produce force,  and he was able to take off and land on the preferred and non preferred foot for 3 consecutive times.   7(TGMD) MS-10
d.      The next skill I assessed Peter on was leaping.  Again Peter made improvement on this skill as well.  This time when Peter performed the skill leaping he was able to take off on one foot and then land on the opposite foot.    4 (TGMD) MS-6
e.      The next skill I assessed Peter on was the horizontal jump.  Peter also made a great deal of improvement when performing this skill.  This time when performing this skill his arms extended forcefully forward and upward while reaching ful extension above his head.           5 (TGMD) MS-8
f.        The last fitness skill I assessed Peter on was sliding.  The first time Peter performed this skill it was pretty good but this time he perfected it!  He was able to slide a minimum of four cycles both ways, he did great! 8 (TGMD) MS-8


The Individualized Educational Program (IEP)

Kristopher Muller
Student – Peter
Lab – Monday 6pm
Fall Semester 2011
SUNY Cortland Sport + Splash APE program

Present Level of Performance
      Peter is a 9 year old boy with a very exciting personality, his body type is very skinny, and he is also at an average height for his age.  Our first class together took place in the rock wall gymnasium, after the first day we continued the rest of our time together in the racquetball courts because it was easier for him to focus with less going on around us.  I used the TGMD for Peters Pre and Post assessments.

      Peter was a lot of fun to work with this year, after spending so much time with him I was able to point out some of his strengths and his weaknesses.  Peters strengths was his physical fitness skills such as pushups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc..He was able to perform these well from the first day and by the end of the semester he was even better at it.  Peter’s weaknesses dealt with striking and catching objects, however throughout the semester we were able to make a lot of improvement.

      Knowing Peters present level of performance I think when he wants to work with other students he would be able to participate in a general physical education class.  Peters performance is much better when we worked 1 on 1 in the racquetball courts, however I would like to continue improving his social skills and working together with large groups.

      Peter is a really great kid and a lot of fun to be around; every time I worked with him he came up to me with a smile ready for whatever I had planned for him.  Sometimes Peter likes to lay down or sit on the floor so I would always have floor exercises prepared just in case.  The most effective warm up activities I had with peter involved index cards with fitness skills on them.  When Peter and I worked alone we would get a lot done, however if somebody overlooked us or we worked with other students it was much harder to keep his attention and focus on me.  Peter enjoyed doing the activities much more as long as I participated which I did not mind at all, I think it made the lessons more exciting for the both of us.
Long Term Goals and Short Term Objectives

Psychomotor Long Term Goal
-          By the end of the semester Peter will be able to perform all the loco motor skills we have went over 4/5 times using all the proper cues.
Short Term Objectives
-Peter will be able to correctly throw a tennis ball 4/5 times using the proper cues
-Peter will be able to correctly catch a ball 4/5 times using the proper cues depending on the size of the ball
-Peter will be able to dribble a basketball for 3 consistent dribble by using the proper cues

Fitness Long Term Goal
-           By the end of the semester Peter will double the amount of sets he can do when performing a fitness skill.  Ex: Beginning of year Peter performs 10 pushups at a time, end of year he will perform 20.

Short Term Objectives
-          Peter will be able to perform 20 pushups correctly by using the proper cues
-          Peter will be able to perform 20 sit-ups correctly by using the proper cues
-          Peter will be able to perform 20 jumping jacks correctly by using the proper cues

Cognitive Long Term Goal
-          By the end of the semester Peter will be able to recite or demonstrate all the proper cues when called upon for the activities we have went over this year.

Short Term Objectives
-          Peter will be able to recite or demonstrate the cues of throwing when called upon
-          Peter will be able to recite or demonstrate the cues of catching when called upon
-          Peter will be able to recite of demonstrate the cues of dribbling a basketball when called upon

Affective/ Behavior Long Term Goal
-          By the end of the semester Peter will be able to demonstrate respect for all of his students and Teachers, follow the rules that are presented to him, and listen to all directions in every class.

Short Term Objectives
-          Peter will be able to recite the gymnasium rules when 4/5 times when call upon
-          Peter will demonstrate respect for his teacher and classmates 5/5 times when in class
-          Peter will only perform activities when teacher says it is okay 4/5 times

Health Considerations
      Some of the health concerns I have for Peter is to keep an eye on him because he will try to put things in his mouth and chew on them, Peter also needs to be brought to the bathroom before you do any activities to avoid him having any accidents.

Behavioral Considerations
      Throughout our time spent together I have come to notice Peter is on his best behavior when you work with him 1 on 1.  When Peter is brought into a larger group he gets a little uncomfortable and does not really want to participate all of the time.  It is important to get Peter out there and to work on his social skills.

Modified equipment
      The only thing I had to modify for Peter this year was when we worked on striking with an object.  I had Peter hit a ball off of a tee I started with a large bouncy ball and we eventually worked our way down to a tennis ball.

Teaching Strategies
      One teaching strategy I found very effective was to participate in the activities with Peter, it made the activities a lot more fun for the both of us.  Another teaching strategy I used was to bring Peter down to the racquetball courts, the reason I did this was because when there is less going on around Peter he is more focused on learning.  Another teaching strategy I used was to try and include task cards with the activities we would do, Peter really enjoyed working with task cards.

Mondays 6-8 pm, 1 day a week for 1 hour at a time.

      Students will receive progress reports.  Certain goals will be set for the students and the improvement towards that goal will be recorded.

Student Progression towards Adulthood
      Peter is very active student and has a high skill level in the fitness category.  Peter also has a great stamina, he was able to work through a whole lesson non-stop at a fast pace.  Peter is a fast runner and I believe he should be introduced to running competitively in the future.
      Peter is a highly enthusiastic student with a great personality.  I recommend that Peter keeps up with his fitness by going to the gym, and to join the track team when gets the opportunity.