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Physical Education Curriculum

Physical Education Curriculum

Kindergarten through Second Grade

Students will begin to enhance their motor skills and in the process learn the importance of self-health and positive interaction with peers.

Spiritual Goal

  • Students will appreciate God's gift of life and the consequent obligations to preserve and protect it through healthy lifestyles

Social and Emotional

  • Students will develop a sense of self and respect for others through responsible participation in physical activities
  • Demonstrate sportsmanship
  • Cooperate in group play
  • Develop and use skills to communicate ideas, information, and feelings
  • Describe and practice responsible behaviors for health and safety
  • Repeat and demonstrate directions

Motor Skills

  • Develop skills in gross and fine motor movement
  • Use manipulative equipment for gross motor coordination
  • Demonstrate locomotor skills: hopping, jumping, skipping, galloping and running
  • Move in response to rhythms
  • Demonstrate balance

Knowledge

  • Understand the importance and benefits of daily exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes
  • Understand the importance of healthy lifestyle
  • Establish a beginning movement vocabulary
  • Define spatial concepts: e.g. personal space, general space, play area, in-bound

Fitness

  • Develop habit of "warming up" and "cooling down" before and after physical activity
  • Participate in physical fitness exercises

Third through Sixth Grade

Students will enhance motor skills by following rules and procedures. They will understand the importance of self-health. They will recognize individual differences and be capable of group problem solving.

Spiritual Goal

  • Students will appreciate God's gift of life and the consequent obligations to preserve and protect it through healthy lifestyles
  • Respect the sanctity of the body by dressing and acting in a dignified manner
  • Keep rules and practice honesty, loyalty, and self-control
  • Learn to accept success or failure graciously

Social and Emotional

  • Demonstrate respect for self and others through responsible personal and social behavior
  • Recognize and accept the attributes that individuals with differences can bring to group activities
  • Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, and self-expression
  • Demonstrate appropriate risk-taking
  • Demonstrate on-task behavior
  • Demonstrate a sense of good sportsmanship and fair play
  • Demonstrate judgment in safe use of equipment and material in relation to self and others
  • Demonstrate cooperative play
  • Demonstrate conflict management skills and group problem solving

Motor Skills

  • Apply movement concepts and principles to enhance motor skill development
  • Demonstrate personal and general spatial awareness in a variety of physical activities
  • Identify and demonstrate the basic steps of manipulative skills
  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of movement forms
  • Demonstrate locomotor and non-locomotor movements and manipulative skills in games and activities
  • Combine rhythm and dance movements
  • Demonstrate skill in object handling
  • Demonstrate simple stunt and tumbling skills
  • Demonstrate skill in lead-up games associated with team sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball)

Knowledge

  • Acquire and apply knowledge specific to the activity setting
  • Follow the rules and procedures for the physical activity
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fitness and movement concepts
  • Practice safety principles in the activity settings
  • Access information about physical education and dance from a variety of resources, beginning with the library media center
  • Apply rules and procedures of the physical education class to other activities or settings
  • Understand the importance and benefits of flexibility and daily exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes
  • Understand the importance of healthy lifestyle
  • Demonstrate in written form the rules and performance skill for different sports
  • Recognize that evaluation is an integral part of physical education and should aid in the improvement of performance

Fitness

  • Achieve and maintain health-enhancing forms of physical fitness skills
  • Participate in daily-sustained physical activity to promote health-related physical fitness
  • Perform assessment of personal fitness levels in each of the health-related components of physical fitness to set goals and use results to improve and maintain fitness
  • Identify lifetime activities than enhance the health-related components of physical fitness
  • Develop habit of "warming up" and "cooling down" before and after physical activity

Seventh and Eighth Grade

Students will have motor skills that will allow them to begin to demonstrate correct technique for a variety of activities. They will understand the correlation between proper exercise and nutrition, with health benefits.

Spiritual Goal

  • Students will appreciate God's gift of life and the consequent obligations to preserve and protect it through healthy lifestyles
  • Respect the sanctity of the body by dressing and acting in a dignified manner
  • Keep rules an practice honesty, loyalty, and self-control
  • Learn to accept success or failure graciously

Social and Emotional

  • Demonstrate respect for self and others through responsible personal and social behavior
  • Recognize and accept the attributes that individuals with differences can bring to group activities
  • Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction
  • Demonstrate appropriate risk-taking
  • Demonstrate on-task behavior
  • Demonstrate a sense of good sportsmanship and fair play
  • Demonstrate judgment in safe use of equipment and material in relation to self and others
  • Demonstrate cooperative play
  • Demonstrate conflict management skills and group problem solving

Motor Skills

  • Demonstrate the correct technique for a variety of basic movement skills
  • Apply correct techniques of basic skills during lead-up games and in rhythmic activities
  • Demonstrate correct technique in a variety of improvised rhythmic activities
  • Identify and demonstrate ways to link and transfer basic manipulative skills and concepts to specialized sports skills
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities
  • Set goals and apply concepts for development of movement skills to improve performance

Knowledge

  • Explore the relationship between physical activity and proper nutritional choice
  • Adjust and monitor fitness and exercise programs using a variety of technological resources
  • Demonstrate the health-enhancing benefits of physical activity and proper nutrition
  • Show, in written form, improved understanding the rules and performance skills for various sports
  • Understand the importance and benefits of flexibility and daily exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes
  • Understand the importance of healthy lifestyle
  • Recognize that evaluation is an integral part of physical education and should aid in the improvement of performance

Exercise

  • Perform assessment of personal fitness levels in each of the health-related components of physical fitness to set goals and use results to improve and maintain fitness
  • Participate in daily-sustained physical activity, and be able to identify those activities that promote health-related physical fitness
  • Achieve and maintain health-enhancing forms of physical fitness skills
  • Demonstrate the proper biomechanical principles of posture during activity
  • Students will participate regularly in physical activity
  • Demonstrate "warm up" and "cool down" exercise before and after physical activities