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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: copy patterns, gluing, using scissors/pencils/crayons.
  • Develop large motor skills as developmentally appropriate: walking, jogging, running, hopping, skipping, galloping, throwing/bouncing/catching/rolling/kicking/hitting a ball, dancing, tumbling balancing, playing games.
  • Understand the relationship of nutrition and food nutrients to body composition and physical performance.
  • Understand the importance of daily exercise.
  • Acquire skills to live safely and reduce health risks.