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K-2 Curriculum

Throughout the year, the students that are in Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade will focus on developing a set of skills, concepts, wellness, and behaviors that are age appropriate for these grade levels. Here are a set of lists that focus on these areas:
 
Skills:
  • Locomotor Movements (ex. skipping, galloping, sliding, hopping, jumping, leaping...).
  • Dribbling: Able to dribble with both hands and feet with control.
  • Throwing: Throw or roll a variety of objects (ex. yarn ball, beanbag, Frisbee...) utilizing arm/foot opposition.
  • Catching: Catch a variety of objects (ex. yarn ball, beanbag, Frisbee...) at close-to-moderate range using proper hand placement.
  • Striking: Strike various objects using a variety of body parts and implements.
  • Balance: Discovers how to balance on different body parts while moving and at rest.
  • Rhythms: Performs a simple dance step while keeping with a specific tempo.
  • Educational Gymnastics: Performs a variety of rolls.
Concepts:
  • Discovers Personal and General Space while moving around a perimeter.
  • Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging: Change directions, levels and pathways while moving in general space to avoid encounters with objects or people.
  • Physiological effects of exercise: Describe immediate effects of physical activity on the body (ex. faster heartbeat, increased breathing, sweating...).
  • Spatial relationships: Understand spatial awareness in relation to objects and people (ex. over, under, around...).
Wellness:
  • Recognizes that health-related fitness consists of several different components.
  • Participates in a variety of games or activities that increase breathing and heart rate.
  • Identifies several physical activities that are enjoyable.
  • Awareness of opportunities to participate in physical activities outside of school.
 Behaviors:
  • Responsible personal and social behaviors.
  • Follows classroom procedures.
  • Uses equipment and space safely and properly.
  • Follows directions given to the class.
  • Demonstrates good listening skills (ex. quiet, hands/feet to self).
  • Able to find a partner or group.
  • Displays consideration of others while participating in activities (ex. taking turns, sharing equipment...).

3-5 curriculum

Throughout the school year, students who are in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will also focus on developing a set of skills, concepts, wellness, and behaviors that are age appropriate for these grade levels. This curriculum still focuses on the development of locomotor and manipulative skills, but these skills are applied into more small sided games and activities. This curriculum includes many of the same units as the K-2 curriculum, but has additional units where students are given more opportunities to work with their peers in accomplishing goals. They are also introduced to programs such as the Daily Fitness Journal that keeps track of physical activities students are engaged in outside of school. Here are a set of lists that focus on these areas:
 
Skills:
  • Locomotor Movements: Refine and combine locomotor movements in physical activity and game situation.
  • Dribbling: Dribble a ball with control at varied speeds while changing directions/pathways. Dribble to avoid contact with objects/opponents during a game situation.
  • Throwing: Throw or roll a variety of objects utilizing proper body mechanics in a game situation and with accuracy.
  • Catching: Catch a variety of objects utilizing proper body mechanics and consistently in a game situation.
  • Striking (short and long handled implements): Strike objects using various implements (bat, racket, paddle, hockey stick...) with accuracy in a game situation.
  • Volleying (hands and arms): Use proper body mechanics to execute an underhand and overhand volley along with executing an underhand serve.
  • Dance: Performs a sequence of dance steps while keeping with a specific tempo.
  • Educational Gymnastics: Demonstrates various balances on different body parts while moving and at rest. Performs a variety of rolls.
Concepts:
  • Personal and General Space: Purposefully use general space to create and deny space (ex. offense/defense). Cooperatively devise strategies to keep opponents from reaching a specified area, person, or object.
  • Physiological effects of exercise: Describe long term effects of physical activity on the body (ex. reduce stress, maintain bodyweight, increase strength...). Identify sources for data collection (ex. pedometers, heart rate monitors, personal logs...). Discover methods of analyzing data and personal goal setting.
Wellness:
  • Recognize health-related fitness components (muscular strength/endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition).
  • Identify activities that correlate to the health-related components.
  • Identify choices that contribute to a healthy lifestyle (ex. physically active, diet, not smoking...)
Behaviors:
  • Follows classroom procedures while participating in activities.
  • Uses equipment and space safely and properly.
  • Follows directions given to the class.
  • Demonstrates good listening skills (ex. quiet, hands/feet to self).
  • Work cooperatively with a partner or group to complete a task.
  • Displays consideration of others while participating in activities (ex. taking turns, sharing equipment, sportsmanship...).
  • Uses conflict resolution strategies to solve problems.

What's going on in Class?

In December,  all classes are working on the underhand roll for the first week which is getting ready for our bowling unit. We will then have a two week bowling unit where students are learning the correct bowling form, how to score correctly, and earning personal "trophy" pins to hang around the gym wall. 4th grade will be taking a field trip to Funway where they get to apply what they've learned in PE into a real bowling game!
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