1st graders are building on their fundamental movement skills and are improving their hand-eye coordination, manipulation skills and balance. They have a limited attention span but can complete basic tasks and challenges.
Standard 1: Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Students are beginning to combine movement skills and are becoming concerned with movement qualities such as space, time, effort, weight, flow and relationships. 1st graders have increased success with object manipulation skills such as catching, throwing, kicking and striking.
Standard 2: Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities
Students use increased vocabulary to incorporate directions, boundaries, and movement patterns. They build on understanding of correct technique when doing object manipulation skills.
Standard 3: Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.
Students increase the amount of time and difficulty in their performance of physical activity. They are experimenting with body positions and fundamental fitness activities.
Standard 4: Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles and strategies to improve health and performance.
Students recognize their body’s reaction to exercise and can describe what they are experiencing. They are learning that muscles produce force and understand that proper body position can avoid injury. As well, hey can identify different fuels for the body.
Standard 5: Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Students identify the importance of and sharing, and cooperation when working with a group and can demonstrate attributes of an effective partner.