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              The focus is to develop healthy habits and general fitness. AND The hope is that children will adopt regular physical activity as a part of their lifestyle.
    Goals of physical education:
    • to improve physical fitness, to shape positive attitudes towards physical activity
    • to give children the skills they need to enjoy different physical activities
    • to help them understand the importance of regular exercise and the connection between physical health and general well-being.

    Physical Education Standards of Excellence 

    The physically educated student Demonstrates, Applies, Exhibits and Recognizes the following

    Motor Skills and Movement Patterns

    • Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

    Movement Concepts and Principles

    • Standard 2: Applies the knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.


    • Standard 3: Demonstrates knowledge and skills to help achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

    Personal and Social Behavior, Rules, Safety, and Etiquette

    • Standard 4: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
    • Standard 5: Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.


    Units/acitvities/skills Taught: 

                            Fitness                                                         Cooperative and Listening Skills

    Bones/Muscles                                                     Kicking and Punting

     Body and Space Awareness                                                                 Bullying

    Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging                                              Striking with implements

    Basketball skills                                                                         Dance

     Jumping Rope                                                                  Kicking and Punting

    Health                                                              Jumping and landing

    Traveling and Locomotor Skills                                                         Volleying