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Physical Development & Fitness Secular Homeschool Skills List | Second Grade

Physical education teaches the value of regular exercise and encourages cooperation with others. Activities are provided to promote the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and eye-hand coordination.

  • Develop small motor skills as developmentally appropriate: copying patterns, gluing, using scissors/pencils/crayons.
  • Develop large motor skills as developmentally appropriate: jogging, running, chasing, dodging, hopping, skipping, galloping, throwing/bouncing/catching/rolling/kicking/hitting/dribbling a ball, dancing, tumbling balancing, playing games.
  • Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts and strategies as they apply to physical activities.
  • Participates in regular physical activity.
  • Develop spatial awareness.
  • Learn and practice basic body positions: t-stand, pike, tuck, sit, straddle sit, front support, straddle stand.
  • Understand the importance of daily hygiene.
  • Understand that it is best to warm up the muscles before trying to improve flexibility.
  • Acquire skills to live safely and reduce health risks.
  • Understand the relationship of nutrition and food nutrients to body composition and physical performance.
  • Participate in cooperative play.
  • Discuss a physical disability and how to overcome it.