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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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2 - Moves to explore immediate environment

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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4 - Experiments with different ways of moving

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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6 - Moves purposefully from place to place with control

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

1 - Travel in a variety of directions using basic locomotor skills, and demonstrate understanding of personal and general space

a - Move safely in a large group without bumping into others or falling while using locomotor skills

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

1 - Travel in a variety of directions using basic locomotor skills, and demonstrate understanding of personal and general space

b - Travel forward and sideways while changing directions quickly in response to a signal

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

1 - Travel in a variety of directions using basic locomotor skills, and demonstrate understanding of personal and general space

c - Jump over a stationary rope several times in succession using forward-and-back and side-to-side movement patterns

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

1 - Travel in a variety of directions using basic locomotor skills, and demonstrate understanding of personal and general space

d - Move with even and uneven rhythms

Health and Physical Education

Prevention and Risk Management

1 - Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures

b - Participate in activity without colliding into other students

Movement and Music

L - Moving in various ways

2 - Child runs, marches, gallops, or jumps.

Movement and Music

L - Moving in various ways

5 - Child hops, skips, or twirls around and stops without falling.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

b - Use movement and a variety of musical styles to express feelings and to understand and interpret experiences.

Physical Health and Development

2 - Gross Motor

Children increasingly move their bodies in ways that demonstrate control, balance and coordination.

b - Demonstrate body and space awareness to move and stop with control over speed and direction.

Physical Health and Development

2 - Gross Motor

Children increasingly move their bodies in ways that demonstrate control, balance and coordination.

b - Demonstrate body and space awareness to move and stop with control over speed and direction.

Physical Health and Development

2 - Gross Motor

Children increasingly move their bodies in ways that demonstrate control, balance and coordination.

b - Demonstrate body and space awareness to move and stop with control over speed and direction.

Physical Health and Development

2 - Gross Motor

Children increasingly move their bodies in ways that demonstrate control, balance and coordination.

c - Develop coordination and balance with a variety of playground equipment.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Develops motor control and balance for a range of physical activities, such as walking, propelling a wheelchair or mobility device, skipping, running, climbing, and hopping.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Develops motor control and balance for a range of physical activities, such as walking, propelling a wheelchair or mobility device, skipping, running, climbing, and hopping.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Understands movement concepts, such as control of the body, how the body moves (such as an awareness of space and directionality), and that the body can move independently or in coordination with other objects.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Understands movement concepts, such as control of the body, how the body moves (such as an awareness of space and directionality), and that the body can move independently or in coordination with other objects.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Moves to different patterns of beat and rhythm in music.

Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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8 - Coordinates complex movements in play and games

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

a - Walks

2 - Rolls from front (stomach) to back and back to front (stomach)

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

a - Walks

4 - Crawls and/or begins to cruise

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

a - Walks

6 - Walks steadily without support

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

a - Walks

8 - Walks up and down stairs, alternating feet

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

b - Runs

2 - Uses a hurried walk

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

b - Runs

4 - Runs, but may fall sometimes

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

b - Runs

6 - Runs smoothly

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

b - Runs

8 - Runs smoothly and quickly, avoids obstacles, cahnges directions, stops and starts easily

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

c - Gallops and skips

2 - Gallops, but not smoothly

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

c - Gallops and skips

4 - Gallops smoothly, always leading with the same foot

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

c - Gallops and skips

6 - Uses a one-footed skip (not alternating feet)

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Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

c - Gallops and skips

8 - Skips smoothly (alternating leading feet)

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

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2 - Balances while exploring immediate environment

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

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4 - Experiments with different ways of balancing

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

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6 - Sustains balance during simple movement experiences

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

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8 - Sustains balance during complex movement experiences

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

2 - Demonstrate balance

a - Explore balancing on different body parts at different levels, becoming “like” a statue while making symmetrical and nonsymmetrical shapes

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

2 - Demonstrate balance

b - Demonstrate the relationship of under, over, behind, next to, through, right, left, up, down, forward, backward, and in front of by using the body and an object.

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

1 - Child moves or places an object as requested.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

b - Use language to understand the arrangement, order and position of objects that are on top of, next to, on the bottom, underneath, beside and in front of other objects.

Physical Health and Development

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to understand healthy behavior and develop their physical bodies.

d - Initiate activities that challenge their bodies in new ways.

Physical Health and Development

2 - Gross Motor

Children increasingly move their bodies in ways that demonstrate control, balance and coordination.

c - Develop coordination and balance with a variety of playground equipment.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Develops motor control and balance for a range of physical activities, such as walking, propelling a wheelchair or mobility device, skipping, running, climbing, and hopping.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Understands movement concepts, such as control of the body, how the body moves (such as an awareness of space and directionality), and that the body can move independently or in coordination with other objects.

Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

a - Sits and stands

2 - Sits unsupported; pulls to a standing position

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

a - Sits and stands

4 - Reaches for a toy without falling over while sitting; stands unsupported

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

a - Sits and stands

6 - Stands on one foot briefly while holding on

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

a - Sits and stands

8 - Stands on one foor for 5-10 seconds without support

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

b - Walks on beam

2 - Walks on a line on the ground or a balance beam lying flat on the floor

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

b - Walks on beam

4 - Walks on a low wide beam, watching feet; leads with same foot

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

b - Walks on beam

6 - Walks on low wide beam, alternating feet

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

b - Walks on beam

8 - Walks forward easily on a 2- to 3- inch-wide beam

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

c - Jumps and hops

2 - Jumps off floor with both feet

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

c - Jumps and hops

4 - Jumps over small objects; hops up to 3 times on one foot

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

c - Jumps and hops

6 - Jumps forward landing on both feet; hops 4-6 times on same foot; attempts tp jump rope

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Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

c - Jumps and hops

8 - Hops 7-10 times on same foot; jumps rope

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

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2 - Reaches, grasps, and releases objects

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

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4 - Manipulates balls or similar objects with stiff body movements

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

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6 - Manipulates balls or similar objects with flexible body movements

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

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8 - Manipulates balls or similar objects with a full range of motion

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

2 - Demonstrate balance

b - Demonstrate the relationship of under, over, behind, next to, through, right, left, up, down, forward, backward, and in front of by using the body and an object.

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

1 - Child moves or places an object as requested.

Physical Health and Development

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to understand healthy behavior and develop their physical bodies.

d - Initiate activities that challenge their bodies in new ways.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Understands movement concepts, such as control of the body, how the body moves (such as an awareness of space and directionality), and that the body can move independently or in coordination with other objects.

Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

a - Throws

2 - Reaches, grasps, and releases balls or other objects

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

a - Throws

4 - Throws ball or other object by pushing it with both hands or by flinging it

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

a - Throws

6 - Throws ball or other object overhand or underhand toward a person or large target several feet away

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

a - Throws

8 - Steps forward to throw ball or other object overhand toward a target (6 feet-10 feet away) and follows through

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

b - Catches

2 - Grasps a rolled ball or other object using two hands

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

b - Catches

4 - Catches large, bounced ball against body with straight arms

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

b - Catches

6 - Catches a large ball with two hands; traps ball against body if not successful with hands alone

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

b - Catches

8 - Catches a large ball with both hands and with bent elbows

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

c - Kicks

2 - Pushes against ball with foot

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

c - Kicks

4 - Kicks a ball with a straight leg, not bending knee, and with stuff body movement

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

c - Kicks

6 - Kicks stationary ball forward, stepping or running up to it, bending the kicking leg at the knee

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Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

c - Kicks

8 - Kicks moving ball by stepping forward, swinging leg back, and using full range of motion

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Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

a - Uses fingers and hands

2 - Reaches for, touches, and holds objects purposefully

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Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

a - Uses fingers and hands

4 - Uses fingers and whole arm movements to manipulate and explore objects

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Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

a - Uses fingers and hands

6 - Uses refined wrist and finger movements

Reading and Writing

Writing and Composition

2 - Letters are formed with accuracy

a - Begin to develop proper pencil grip when drawing or writing

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Literacy

2 - Early Writing

Children demonstrate an interest and ability to use symbols to represent words and ideas.

c - Experiment with a variety of writing tools and materials;

Physical Development & Health

Fine Motor Skills: The control of small muscles for such purposes as using utensils, self-care, building, and exploring.

Develops hand strength and dexterity.

Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

a - Uses fingers and hands

8 - Uses small, precise finger and hand movements

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Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

b - Uses writing and drawing tools

2 - Grasps drawing and writing tools, jabbing at paper

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Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

b - Uses writing and drawing tools

4 - Grips drawing and writing tools with whole hand but may use whole-arm movements to make marks

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Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

b - Uses writing and drawing tools

6 - Holds drawing and writing tools by using a three-point finger grip but may hold the instrument too close to one end

Reading and Writing

Writing and Composition

2 - Letters are formed with accuracy

a - Begin to develop proper pencil grip when drawing or writing

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Literacy

2 - Early Writing

Children demonstrate an interest and ability to use symbols to represent words and ideas.

d - Use scribbles, shapes, letter-like symbols and letters to write or represent words or ideas.

Physical Development & Health

Fine Motor Skills: The control of small muscles for such purposes as using utensils, self-care, building, and exploring.

Manipulates writing, drawing, and art tools.

Physical

7 - Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

b - Uses writing and drawing tools

8 - Uses three-point finger grip and efficient hand placement when writing and drawing

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