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Physical Education

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

1: Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities

2: Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities

3: Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance

4: Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance

5: Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities

These standards are expressed through the following categories:

Movement Concepts, Body Management, Locomotor Movement, Manipulative Skills, Fitness Concepts, Aerobic Capacity, Muscular Strength & Endurance, Flexibility, Body Composition, Self-Responsibility, Social Interaction, Group Dynamics

Specific standards within these categories are outlined by the State of CA and can be viewed on their website.

At Wood Rose Academy, our PE program achieves these standards via a structure which could be described as “Stretch, Strengthen Run and Play!”  We begin our classes with exercises aimed at warming up our students  for physical exertion.  During this time, instruction is often given on the standards pertain to health.  Leadership is emphasized and developed as two students direct these stretches.  Students then run laps around the playground.  Student leaders often participate with the instructor to develop games which are incorporated into the daily lesson plan.  Students are excited to express their creativity in this capacity and look forward to their turn as leaders.  Character is observed, directed and formed via the entire process, to ensure the Wood Rose culture of “gift of self” is encouraged.

The instructor uses a series of games and activities to achieve the specific standards.  A sampling of the favorite games/activities are: “Red Light Green Light,” “Horse Trader,” “Obstacle Course,” “Ball Toss with Bins,” “Germ Tag,” “Flip Coin Toss,” “Ghostbusters,” “Ball movement with cones,” “Night at the Museum,” “Caterpillar Ball Walk,” “Rock Paper Scissor Tag,” and many Movement with Balls exercises.

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