KG1 Physical Education

Creative Curriculum

Overview

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 Objectives

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.

https://teachingstrategies.com/our-approach/our-38-objectives/

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.

Physical Education

Objectives

  • 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

Cognitive

Objectives

  • Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

    • Attends and engages

    • Persists

    • Solves problems

    • Shows curiosity and motivation

    • Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

  • Remembers and connects experiences

    • Recognizes and recalls

    • Makes connections

  • Uses classification skills

  • Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

    • Thinks symbolically

    • Engages in socio-dramatic play

Physical Education Units and Skills

Locomotor

  • 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.

Gymnastics

  • 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

Parachute

  • 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)

  • Demonstrate teamwork

Frisbee Skills

  • 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.

Scooters

  • 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

Under/Over Throw

  • 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

Frisbee

  • Throw frisbee with accuracy

  • Throw backhand-extend arm and flick the wrist

  • Hold frisbee properly

  • Stand sideways and throw

  • Catch

  • Work together with a partner

Soccer/Dribbling

  • 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

Basketball/Dribbling

  • 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