Physical Education

Below are the Physical Education Standards we focus on throughout the school year at each grade level.  These standards are in direct alignment with the Colorado Academic Standards and the curriculum outlined by Douglas County School District.

Our Physical Education program is taught in our specials rotation.  Students will have one week of P.E. every three weeks.  Our teacher is a certified physical education teacher through the state of Colorado.  The areas below are the concepts that are covered.  Our program works through delivering these concepts through a variety of instructional strategies.  


Kindergarten
Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding

  • Demonstrate body and spatial awareness through safe movement

  • Locate the major parts of the body

Physical and Personal Wellness

  • Understand that physical activity increases the heart rate, making the heart stronger

Emotional and Social Wellness

  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and equipment 2. Demonstrate the ability to follow directions

Prevention and Risk Management

  • There are no expectations for this standard at this grade level.


1st Grade
Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding

  • Demonstrate basic locomotor and nonlocomotor skills, and rhythmic and cross-lateral movements

  • Demonstrate fundamental manipulative skills

  • Establish a beginning movement vocabulary

Physical and Personal Wellness

  • Identify the body’s normal reactions to moderate and vigorous physical activity

Emotional and Social Wellness

  • Work independently and with others to complete work

  • Follow the rules of an activity

Prevention and Risk Management

  • Develop movement control for safe participation in games and sports


2nd Grade
Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding

  • Demonstrate the elements of movement in combination with a variety of locomotor skills

  • Demonstrate control and balance in traveling and weight-bearing activities using a variety of body parts and implements

  • Use feedback to improve performance

Physical and Personal Wellness

  • Recognize the importance of making the choice to participate in a wide variety of activities that involve locomotion, non-locomotion, and manipulation of objects outside of physical education class

  • Identify good brain health habits

Emotional and Social Wellness

  • Demonstrate positive and helpful behavior and words toward other students

Prevention and Risk Management

  • Apply rules, procedures, and safe practices to create a safe school environment with little or no reinforcement


3rd Grade
Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding

  • Demonstrate a variety of motor patterns in simple combinations while participating in activities, games, and sports

  • Perform movements that engage the brain to facilitate learning

Physical and Personal Wellness

  • Identify the benefits of sustained physical activity that causes increased heart rate and heavy breathing

  • Understand that the body is composed of water, muscle, bones, organs, fat, and other tissues

Emotional and Social Wellness

  • Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class

Prevention and Risk Management

  • There are no expectations for this standard at this grade level.


4th Grade
Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding

  • Identify the major characteristics of mature locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills

  • Provide and receive feedback to and from peers using the major characteristics of mature locomotor and manipulative skills

Physical and Personal Wellness

  • Explain how the health-related components of fitness affect performance when participating in physical activity

  • Recognize the relationship between healthy nutrition and exercise

  • Recognize the benefits derived from regular, moderate, and vigorous physical activity

Emotional and Social Wellness

  • There are no expectations for this standard at this grade level.

Prevention and Risk Management

  • Identify and describe the benefits, risks, and safety factors associated with regular participation in physical activity


5th Grade
Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding

  • Demonstrate mature form for all basic locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills

  • Demonstrate understanding of how to combine and apply movement concepts and principles to learn and develop motor skills

Physical and Personal Wellness

  • Understand and apply basic principles of training to improving physical fitness

  • Demonstrate understanding of skill-related components of fitness and how they affect physical performance

  • Connect the health-related fitness components to the body systems

Emotional and Social Wellness

  • Assess and take responsibility for personal behavior and stress management

  • Choose to participate cooperatively and productively in group and individual physical activities

  • Identify personal activity interests and abilities

Prevention and Risk Management

  • Understand and utilize safe and appropriate warm-up, pacing, and cool-down techniques for injury prevention and safe participation