Physical Education Grades 1-2

Motor Skills       
Demonstrate skills of chasing, fleeing, and dodging to avoid others.• Tag games (e.g., freeze tag, color tag)    
Combine locomotor patterns in time to music (rhythms).• Gymnastics/tumbling    
Demonstrate control (symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes) while balancing on a variety of body parts.• Scoops and balls
• Aerobics
Catch and throw an object with a partner.• Lead-up games, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, hockey   
Strike a ball repeatedly with a paddle.• Racquet/paddles and balloons    
Volley an object, maintaining control with hands, arms, or racquet.     
Identify four characteristics of a mature throw.• Obstacle course    
Use concepts of space awareness and movement control to run, hop, and skip in different ways in a large group without bumping into others or falling.• Partner activities: kicking, catching, and throwing
• Scooters
Identify and demonstrate the major characteristics of mature movement (e.g., walking, running, hopping).     

Physical Education - Grades: First-Second
Active Living       
Seek participation in gross motor activity of a moderate to vigorous nature.• Out of school/community *activities (e.g., biking, hiking, organized sports)  
Participate in a wide variety of *activities that involve locomotion (e.g., skip, hop, jump, gallop, leap, slide, run, walk), non-locomotion (e.g., twist, turn, balance), and manipulation of objects outside of physical education class (e.g., dribble, jump rope).• Sharing activities students have participated in outside of class 
Complete physical education activity “homework” assignments.    
Physical Fitness       
Engage in appropriate activity that results in the development of muscular strength.• Tension bands/tubing (strength building)  
Sustain activity for longer periods of time while participating in chasing, fleeing, or traveling activities in physical education and/or on the playground.• Maintaining aerobic activity for a specified time
Identify changes in the body during vigorous physical activity.• Description of changes in body after vigorous activity by student    
Support body weight for climbing, hanging, and momentarily taking weight on hands.    
Move each joint through a full range of motion.    

*See list of “outside of school” activities in appendix.

Personal and Social Skills       
Use equipment and space safely and properly.• Red light/green light    
Respond positively to reminder about a rule infraction.• Fitness stations for small and large groups    
Practice specific skills as assigned until the teacher signals the end of practice.• “Stop and Listen” signal game  
Stop activity immediately at the signal to do so.• Tumbling     
Report the results of work honestly.• Student modified games     
Invite a peer to take his/her turn at a piece of apparatus before repeating a turn.• Scooters    
Assist partner by sharing observations about skill performance during practice.• Problem solving games and activities    
Value of Exercise       
Appreciate the benefits that accompany cooperation and sharing.• “Outside the gym” (e.g., swimming, hiking)    
Display consideration of others in physical activity settings.• Project Adventure activities    
Demonstrate the elements of socially acceptable conflict resolution.      
Accept the feelings resulting from challenges, successes, and failures in physical activity.     
Try new activities.