How I Move in My Environment
• Travel in different ways in a group without bumping into others or falling
• Balance while bending, twisting, or stretching
• Strike a stationary ball with any part of the body
• Identify various parts of the body and their location--for example, arms legs and hands
• Recognize changes in heart rate
• Follow adult-delivered rules
Moving Through Space and Time
• Travel and change direction quickly in response to a signal.
• Travel in relationship to objects: over, under, behind, and through.
• Place the body and limbs in different positions, demonstrating high, middle, and low levels.
• Toss and catch a ball alone or with a partner.
• Begin to recognize changes in his or her body, such as changes in height and weight
• Develop responsibility for expected behaviors on the playground and in the classroom.
My Partner and I--How We Move in Space
• Move backward and change direction quickly and safely without falling
• Jump and land using a combination of one- and two-foot take-off and landings.
• Throw a ball hard, demonstrating an overhand technique, a side orientation, and opposition.
• Jump a self-turned rope repeatedly
• Skip, hop, gallop, and slide.
Continuity and Change in Movement
• Combine locomotor and non-locomotor movements, such as combining various travel patterns in relation to music.
• Dribble a ball continuously, using the hands or feet to control it.
• Maintain flexibility by combining shapes, levels and pathways into simple sequences.
• Recognize similar movement concepts in a variety of skills. For example, an underhand movement can be use in a variety of ways.
• Accept the feelings resulting from challenge, success, and failure in physical activity.
• Play and assist others in activities in groups of three to five.
Manipulating Objects in and Through Space
• Leap, leading with either foot
• Hand-dribble and foot-dribble a ball while moving within a group.
• Jump and land for height and distance.
• Describe healthful benefits that result from regular participation in physical activity.
• Recognize the fundamental strategies in simple games.
Manipulating Objects with Accuracy and Speed
• Manipulate objects with accuracy and speed.
• Be involved in game-like activities, with emphasis on more than two skills.
• Distinguish between compliance and noncompliance with game rules.
• Use fundamental strategies (i.e. offensive and defensive strategies) in simple games.
• Recognize that different body types are more effective in certain movement skills and activities.
• Begin to appreciate individual differences within small-group competition and cooperation.
• View the practice and perfection of performance in line and folk dances positively.
Working Cooperatively to Achieve a Common Goal
• Throw a variety of objects, demonstrating both accuracy and distance (e.g. dislike objects, deck tennis rings, footballs.)
• Design and play small group games that involve cooperating with others to keep an object away from opponents (basic offensive and defensive strategy-for example, by throwing, kicking, or dribbling a ball).
• Design and refine a routine, combining various jump-rope movements to music, so that it can be repeated without error.
• Correctly demonstrate activities designed to improve and maintain muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and cardio-
• Participate in games, sports, dance, and outdoor pursuits, both in and outside of school, according to individual interest and
• Recognize the rule of games, sports and dance in getting to know and understand people of diverse cultures.
Meeting Challenges and Making Decisions
• Leap, roll, balance, transfer weight, bat, volley, hand-and foot-dribble, and strike a ball with a paddle, using mature patterns.
• Participate in vigorous activity for sustained periods of time while maintaining a target heart rate.
• Identify proper warm-up, conditioning, and cooling-down techniques and the reason for using them.
• Describe ways to use the body in movement activities to communicate ideas and feelings.
• Accept and respect the decisions made by game officials--whether they are students, teachers, or officials outside of school.
• Become engaged in activities that provide for challenge, problem solving, decision making, and risk taking.
Working as a Team to Solve Problems
• Explore introductory outdoor skills (e.g. backpacking, hiking, boating, cycling, ropes courses).
• Perform a variety of simple folk, country, and creative dances.
• Practice appropriate ways of learning new skills or sports on his or her own.
• Improve and maintain appropriate body composition.
• Describe long-term physiological, psychological, and other benefits that may result from regular participation in physical activity.
• Recognize in playing team sports that rules are fair to all and allow for safe participation.
• Understand how growth in height and weight influence the mechanical nature of performance in physical activities.
Developing a Personalized Fitness Program for a Healthy Life-Style
• Analyze offensive and defensive strategies in games and sports.
• Participate in an individualized fitness program.
• Identify and follow rules while playing sports and games.
• Identify ways in which rules are more alike than different and describe the difference between violations and fouls.
Analyzing Skills for Effective Movement
• Demonstrate basic competence in physical activities selected from each of the following categories: aquatics; self-defense; dance;
individual, dual, and team activities and sports; and outdoor pursuits.
• Perform a variety of dances (folk, county, and social) with fluency and in time to accompaniment.
• Use bio-mechanical concepts and principles to analyze and improve performance of self and others.
• Discuss the importance of balance nutrition for maintaining a healthy life-style.
• Design and implement a personal fitness program that relates to total wellness.
• Participate in a variety of games, sport, and dance activities representing different cultural backgrounds.
• Discuss the historical rules of games, sports, and dance in the cultural life of a population.
• Acknowledge and respect stylistic differences in performance.
Selecting Activities. Pursuit of Individual Excellence
• Excel and continue in an activity of choice, such as a sport, dance, gymnastics, or aquatics.
• Demonstrate advanced competence in at least one activity from the curriculum.
• Demonstrate some mastery of skills in games, sports, and dances and participate in intramural programs.
• Comprehend correct elements of various movements, strategies, safety procedures, and basic rules.
• Be able to design and execute a physical fitness program, recognizing that changes in life-style may progress over time from
vigorous activities to mild exercise, including walking.
• Show evidence of developing and maintaining physical fitness to achieve goal of healthy life-style.
• Show evidence of a positive self-image.
• Share in the responsibility of group action and problem solving as a member of a group or team.
• Accept the way in which personal characteristics, performance styles, and activity preferences will change over the life cycle.