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First Grade Physical Education Standards

Movement Concepts

-Body and special awareness while

 performing simple game/skills

-Variations of speed

-Level changes

-Directional changes during activity

-Appropriate changes in body shapes

-Ability to perform simple activities  

 using strong and light force

-Ability to perform movement


Locomotor Skills






Non-Locomotor Skills

-Continuous rolls in various directions

-Balance on various bases of support

-Vestibular movement

-Cross lateral movement


-Bi-lateral movement


Manipulative Skills








Physical Fitness/Personal Wellness

-Engage in sustained physical activity

-Identify physiological changes during

 vigorous physical activity

-Identify components of health-related physical fitness

-Describe the benefits of physical


-Describe how physical activity

 promotes brain development and

 learning readiness

Personal and Social Behavior

-Safety rules

-Team oriented communication and

 cooperative skills

-Necessary skills for listening to

 directions, following  rules, and

 completing tasks.

First Grade Physical Education Content Standards

Motor Skills


Demonstrates initial form in galloping, skipping, hopping, and sliding


Demonstrates control in traveling, weight bearing, weight shifting and balancing activities.

Motor Skills


Combines locomotor patterns in time to music.


Demonstrates the manipulative skills of throwing, catching, dribbling with hand and foot, kicking and striking.


Demonstrates motor patterns in simple combinations.

Learning Concepts


Identifies various body parts and levels in performing physical activities.

Learning Concepts


Applies movement concepts to a variety of basic skills.


Recognizes appropriate safety practices in general space.

Learning Concepts


Corrects movement errors in response to corrective feedback.


Explains that appropriate practice improves performance.

Active Participation


Engages in moderate to vigorous physical activity on an intermittent basis.


Engages in a wide variety of physical activity outside of Physical Education.


Participates in a variety of activities that involve manipulation of objects in and outside of Physical Education class.

Physical Fitness


Demonstrates sufficient muscular strength to bear body weight for climbing, hanging and momentary body support of the hands.


Participates in a variety of games that increase breathing and heart rate.


Sustains activity for increasingly longer periods of time while participating in various activities in Physical Education.


Recognizes the health related physical fitness components.

Personal and Social Behavior


Follows instructions and class procedures while participating in Physical Education.


Works in diverse group settings without interfering with others.


Uses equipment safely and appropriately.


Demonstrates cooperation and consideration of others in group activities.


Demonstrate socially acceptable conflict resolution during class activities.

Activity Appreciation


Exhibits both verbal and non-verbal indicators of enjoyment.


Willingly tries new movements and skills.


Continues to participate when not successful on the first try.