KG2 Physical Education

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 goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual*:

• Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.

• Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.

• Participates regularly in physical activity.

• Is physically fit.

• Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/upload/Grade-Level-Outcomes-for-K-12-Physical-Education.pdf

The five standards around which the grade level outcomes are developed are:

  • Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Kindergarten Physical Education Standards

Standard 1

  • Performs locomotor skills (hopping, galloping, running, sliding, skipping) while maintaining balance.
  • Performs horizontal and vertical jumping and landing actions with balance.
  • Performs locomotor skills in response to teacher-led creative dance.
  • Maintains momentary stillness on different bases of support.
  • Forms wide, narrow, curled and twisted body shapes.
  • Rolls sideways in a narrow body shape.
  • Contrasts the actions of curling and stretching.
  • Throws underhand with opposite foot forward.
  • Drops a ball and catches it before it bounces twice.
  • Catches a large ball tossed by a skilled thrower.
  • Dribbles a ball with one hand, attempting the second contact.
  • Taps a ball using the inside of the foot, sending it forward.
  • Kicks a stationary ball from a stationary position, demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements of a mature kicking pattern.
  • Volleys a lightweight object (balloon), send- ing it upward.
  • Strikes a lightweight object with a paddle or short-handled racket.
  • Executes a single jump with a self-turned rope.
  • Jumps a long rope with teacher-assisted turning.

Standard 2

  • Differentiates between movement in personal (self space) and general space.
  • Travels in three different pathways.
  • Travels in general space with different speeds.

Standard 3

  • Identifies active play opportunities outside physical education class.
  • Participates actively in physical education class.
  • Recognizes that when you move fast, your heart beats faster and you breathe faster.
  • Recognizes that food provides energy for physical activity.

Standard 4

  • Follows directions in group settings (e.g., safe behaviors, following rules, taking turns).
  • Acknowledges responsibility for behavior when prompted.
  • Follows instruction and directions when prompted.
  • Shares equipment and space with others.
  • Recognizes the established protocol for class activities.
  • Follows teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment with minimal reminders.

Standard 5

  • Recognizes that physical activity is important for good health.
  • Acknowledges that some physical activities are challenging/difficult.
  • Identifies physical activities that are enjoyable.

For the complete list of standards from Kindergarten through Grade 12, please click below:

Physical Education Units and Skills

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 as a class or alongside classmates during various P.E. games/activities
  • Explain the four Core Values and how they relate to P.E.

Games and Movement

  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple games
  • 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
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate transitions between movements
  • Manipulate equipment through a variety of patterns and pathways

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 age-appropriate transitions between movements
  • Demonstrate how to move safely through an environment

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

Throwing/Catching

  • Throw and catch using a variety of balls and objects
  • 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

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

Volleying/Balloon Striking

  • Effectively keep a ball or balloon above in the air using various body parts (i.e., hands, head, elbows, feet, etc...)

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

Soccer Skills

  • Use various parts of their feet to pass to a partner (i.e., inside, outside, laces, toe, back)
  • Use various parts of the foot and body to trap a soccer ball as it is being passed to them
  • Demonstrate effective shooting skills with the inside part of their foot while participating in "Pin Knockdown" w/ another partner
  • Dribble their soccer ball under control when participating in an activity called "Dribbling Through the Forest"

Under/Over Throw

  • Throw and catch using a variety of balls and objects
  • Throw for accuracy
  • Catch from different distance
  • Demonstrate how to effectively 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

Rhythm and Dance

  • Carefully listen and demonstrate how to move while listening to various songs (i.e., chicken dance, hokey pokey)
  • Work cooperatively together while participating in the different dances
  • Stay in their own personal space while moving to the beats of music

Soccer Dribbling

  • Dribble a soccer ball with their dominate foot, non-dominate foot, and both feet, dribbling close to the body and with eyes up
  • Demonstrate trapping skills
  • Execute basic ball shielding
  • Demonstrate the feeling of joy and self accomplishment by participating in the individual skills and cooperative activity

Bowling

  • Demonstrate the appropriate skill required for bowling: bending the knees, bringing the ball back , brushing the ball against the ground, and finally gently bowling the ball along the floor so that the ball does not bounce, but nice and flat

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
  • Work independently without bothering others in a large group setting during class time throughout the unit
  • Work cooperatively with a partner or small group during class time throughout the unit
  • Demonstrate full participation and enjoyment in activities throughout the unit

Swimming

  • Perform buoyancy skills (front float, back float, starfish float)
  • Submerge face for a prescribed length of time with eyes open
  • Travel a short distance (with support) using arms and legs on back
  • Travel a short distance (with support) using arms and legs on front
  • Safely enter and exit the pool in at least two different ways
  • Safely enter the water wearing a life jacket and demonstrate proper floating technique
  • Demonstrate a simple reaching assist

Paddles, Scoops, Balloons

  • Strikes a lightweight object with a paddle or short-handled racket

Jump Rope

  • Executes a single jump with a self-turned rope
  • Jumps a long rope with teacher assisted turning