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.
- Measure reaction time.
- Develop speed and agility.
- Develop eye-hand coordination: catching a ball with the non-dominant hand.
- Understand that it is best to warm up the muscles before trying to improve flexibility.
- Develop balance and body control.
- Perform muscle-strengthening exercises.
- Mirror another person’s actions.
- Develop small motor skills as developmentally appropriate: copy patterns, gluing, using scissors/pencils/crayons, sewing.
- Develop large motor skills as developmentally appropriate: footwork, jogging, running, chasing, dodging, hopping, skipping, galloping, throwing/bouncing/catching/rolling/kicking/hitting a ball with accuracy, dancing, tumbling, balancing, playing games.
- Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts and strategies as they apply to physical activities.
- Demonstrate large motor skills within an obstacle course.
- Complete a fitness scavenger hunt.
- Develop flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.
- Participate in regular physical activity.
- Acquire skills to live safely and reduce health risks.
- Understand the relationship of nutrition to body composition and physical performance.