KG1 Physical Education
ACS uses Teaching Strategies' Creative Curriculum as a foundation on which to develop a child-centered, inquiry-based early childhood program.
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.
The Foundation helps teachers create a high-quality learning environment and build a thorough understanding of best practices. Daily Resources help teachers plan and manage every moment of their day. Through studies, which are hands-on, project-based investigations, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool helps teachers build children’s confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills, and promote positive outcomes.
The Creative Curriculum units are designed to ensure students are provided with ample opportunities to develop their understanding, knowledge, and skills. Teachers ensure they are meeting individual needs and providing the appropriate developmental challenge for each learner.
The 38 research-based objectives are at the heart of the Creative Curriculum. They define the path teachers take with the children in their classroom.
They inform every aspect of teaching, include predictors of school success, and are aligned with state early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
The objectives for development and learning span from birth through third grade. They enable teachers to see children’s development and learning along a progression across the whole of the early childhood years.
The objectives cover 10 areas of development and learning, including broad developmental areas, content areas, and English language acquisition. Many objectives also include dimensions that guide teachers’ thinking about various aspects of that objective and help clarify what it addresses.
The Physical Education program at ACS is guided by the SHAPE America standards. The standards define what students should know and be able to do as a result of a highly effective physical education program. The KG1 program is developed in accordance with developmental expectations, using the Creative Curriculum and SHAPE America standards as guidelines.
Demonstrates traveling skills
Demonstrates balancing skills
Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills
Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination
Uses fingers and hands
Uses writing and drawing tools
Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
Attends and engages
Shows curiosity and motivation
Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking
Remembers and connects experiences
Recognizes and recalls
Uses classification skills
Uses symbols and images to represent something not present
Engages in socio-dramatic play
Physical Education Units and Skills
Move in designated pathways (straight lines, curves, and zig-zags)
Start, stop and change direction while traveling from one place to another
Demonstrate different locomotor movements
Demonstrate transitions between movements
Demonstrate how to move safely through an environment
Demonstrate speed changes
Games and Movement
Demonstrate and understand simple game rules
Demonstrate cooperative and teamwork skills by playing with classmates
Move in time to the beat of the music (slow, medium & fast)
Move in designated pathways (straight lines, curves, and zig-zags)
Demonstrate different locomotor movements-skipping, hopping, leaping, jumping..
Manipulate equipment through a variety of patterns and pathways
PE Rules and Procedures
Explain why it is important to follow all designated rules
Explain what a good listener looks like
Explain why it is important to work together during various P.E. games/activities.
Explain the four Core Values and how they relate to P.E.
Demonstrate a variety of animal walks
Maintain balance while positioning the body in various positions
Transfer body weight correctly
Land and absorb body weight correctly
Work independently and cooperatively with a partner and in a small group
Apply physical education class rules adhering to safety requirements
Demonstrate responsibility and cooperative skills in physical activity settings by helping peers, assisting the teacher, and sharing space and equipment
Perform individual and partner stunts
Develop coordination, balance, spatial awareness, and agility
Maintains stillness of head and trunk when in balance positions
Stretches and curls the body at levels in static and balance positions
Perform weight transfer/balance transitions - feet to hands
Perform movements - rolls, twist, bend forward roll, backward roll, pencil roll, log roll
Create different body shapes
Hold body weight in various shapes/positions
Work together as a class to complete activities
Demonstrate clear communication to one another
Demonstrate various locomotor movements (i.e., walking, running, jumping, skipping, galloping)
Throw frisbee with accuracy toward target
Toss to their partner using the backhand throw seven times in a row
Toss to their partner using the forehand three times in a row
Participate work together as a team during Ultimate Frisbee, which will allow them to use teamwork, and various ways to catch and throw a Frisbee.
Move on the scooter using their hands and feet
Move back and forth the width of the basketball court three times
Proper scooter movement form
Understand how to use a scooter properly
Apply the skills learned in this lesson to future activities
Treat the equipment with respect
Follow all safety rules
Throw and catch using a variety of balls and objects
Throw for accuracy
Catch from different distance
Demonstrate how to affectively toss to a target or person using the proper cues which were discussed during class
Catch a tossed object (i.e., ball, bean bag, etc...) from their partner using the appropriate skills which were discussed in class
Throw frisbee with accuracy
Throw backhand-extend arm and flick the wrist
Hold frisbee properly
Stand sideways and throw
Work together with a partner
Students will be able to dribble a soccer ball with their dominate foot, non-dominate foot, and both feet, dribbling close to the body and with eyes up
Students will demonstrate trapping skills
Execute basic ball shielding
Students will be able to demonstrate the feeling of joy and self accomplishment by participating in the individual skills and cooperative activity
Accurately pass a ball to a partner using a bounce pass
Catch a bounce pass from a partner
Dribble a basketball with the fingertips maintaining basic control
Students will be able to work independently without bothering others in a large group setting during class time throughout the unit
Students will be able to work cooperatively with a partner or small group during class time throughout the unit
Students will be able to demonstrate full participation and enjoyment in activities throughout the unit