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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.

  • 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.