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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

Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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6 - Moves purposefully from place to place with control

Movement and Music

L - Moving in various ways

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

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 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.

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

Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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6 - Moves purposefully from place to place with control

No Match

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 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.

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

Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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6 - Moves purposefully from place to place with control

No Match

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.

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

Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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6 - Moves purposefully from place to place with control

Movement and Music

L - Moving in various ways

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

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.

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.

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

e - Perform movements to the rhythm of music

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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Movement and Music

O - Moving to music

1 - Child moves to music.

Physical Health and Development

5 - Senses

Children increase their understanding of the use of their eyes, ears, fingers, nose and mouth and how the senses work together.

c - Combine and use different senses depending on the activity.

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.

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

Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

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8 - Sustains balance during complex movement experiences

No Match

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.

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.

Physical

5 - Demonstrates balancing skills

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8 - Sustains balance during complex movement experiences

Physical

6 - Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

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

Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

a - Understands spatial relationships

6 - Uses and responds appropriately to positional words indicating location, direction, and distance

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 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.

Health and Physical Education

Physical and Personal Wellness

1 - Recognize the positive feelings experienced during and after physical activity

a - Participate in activities that increase the heart rate

Social Studies

29 - Demonstrates knowledge about self

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Movement and Music

L - Moving in various ways

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

Physical Health and Development

1 - Play

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

a - Participate in games, outdoor play and other forms of play that enhance physical fitness.

Physical Health and Development

2 - Gross Motor

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

a - Demonstrate increasing strength and stamina in movement activities.

Physical Development & Health

Health Knowledge and Practice: The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits.

Participates in structured and unstructured physical activities.

Health and Physical Education

Physical and Personal Wellness

1 - Recognize the positive feelings experienced during and after physical activity

b - Participate in activities that require stretching the muscles

Social Studies

29 - Demonstrates knowledge about self

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No Match

Physical Health and Development

1 - Play

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

a - Participate in games, outdoor play and other forms of play that enhance physical fitness.

Physical Development & Health

Health Knowledge and Practice: The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits.

Participates in structured and unstructured physical activities.

Health and Physical Education

Physical and Personal Wellness

1 - Recognize the positive feelings experienced during and after physical activity

c - Begin to understand how daily activity and healthy behavior promote overall personal health and safety

Social-Emotional

1 - Regulates own emotions and behaviors

c - Takes care of own needs appropriately

6 - Demonstrates confidence in meeting own needs

No Match

Physical Health and Development

1 - Play

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

c - Begin to use health and safety practicies.

Physical Development & Health

Health Knowledge and Practice: The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits.

Communicates an understanding of the importance of health and safety routines and rules.

Health and Physical Education

Physical and Personal Wellness

1 - Develop self-management skills and personal hygiene skills to promote healthy habits

a - Develop an awareness of healthy habits such as using clean tissues, washing hands, handling food hygienically, brushing teeth, and dressing appropriately for the weather

No Match

Initiative

D - Taking care of personal needs

1 - Child observes as others do a self-care activity.

No Match

Physical Development & Health

Health Knowledge and Practice: The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits.

Communicates an understanding of the importance of health and safety routines and rules.

Health and Physical Education

Prevention and Risk Management

1 - Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures

a - Demonstrate safety awareness when purposefully using materials

Social-Emotional

1 - Regulates own emotions and behaviors

b - Follows limits and expectations

6 - Manages classroom rules, routines, and transitions with occasional reminders

No Match

Physical Health and Development

4 - Healthy Habits

Children begin to understand how daily activity and helathy behavior promote overall personal health and safety.

a - Demonstrate safety awareness when purposefully using materials.

Physical Development & Health

Health Knowledge and Practice: The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits.

Follows basic health and safety rules and responds appropriately to harmful or unsafe situations.

Health and Physical Education

Prevention and Risk Management

1 - Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures

b - Participate in activity without colliding into other students

Physical

4 - Demonstrates traveling skills

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6 - Moves purposefully from place to place with control

No Match

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 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.

Health and Physical Education

Prevention and Risk Management

1 - Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures

c - Identify proper footwear for physical education

Social Studies

29 - Demonstrates knowledge about self

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No Match

Physical Health and Development

4 - Healthy Habits

Children begin to understand how daily activity and helathy behavior promote overall personal health and safety.

c - Shows care for personal belongings.

No Match

Health and Physical Education

Prevention and Risk Management

1 - Identify ways to be safe while at play

a - State how to be a safe pedestrian

No Match No Match No Match

Physical Development & Health

Health Knowledge and Practice: The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits.

Communicates an understanding of the importance of health and safety routines and rules.

Health and Physical Education

Prevention and Risk Management

1 - Identify ways to be safe while at play

b - Identify ways to reduce injuries on the playground

No Match No Match No Match

Physical Development & Health

Health Knowledge and Practice: The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits.

Communicates an understanding of the importance of health and safety routines and rules.