Dupont Park Adventist School

The School with the Eternal Advantage

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Physical Education
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KINDERGARTEN Spiritual Emphasis

Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle

Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God

Avoid at-risk behaviors

Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports

Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities

Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well­being

 

 

Movement and Motor Skills

Demonstrate progress toward the mature form of selected manipulative, locomotor and non-locomotor skills

Demonstrate mature form in walking and running

Identify fundamental movement patterns (skip, strike)

Establish a beginning movement vocabulary, e.g. personal space, high/low levels, fast/slow speeds, light/heavy weight, balance, twist

Apply appropriate concepts to performance, e.g. change direction while running

 

Lifestyle and Fitness

Participate daily in moderate to vigorous physical activity

Select and participate in activities that require some physical exertion during free time

Identify likes and dislikes connected with participation in physical activity

Sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity in accordance with an approved fitness test

Identify the physiological signs of moderate physical activity, e.g. fast heart rate, heavy breathing

Understand the value of engaging in physical activities as play and recreation

Associate positive feelings with participation in physical activity and play

Try new movement activities and skills

 

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors

Learn and apply concepts of grace and forgiveness

Apply, with teacher reinforcement, class room rules and procedures and safe practices

Share space and equipment with others

Recognize the joy of shared play

Interact positively with students in class regardless of personal differences e.g. race, gender, disability, religion

 

 

FIRST AND SECOND GRADE Spiritual Emphasis

Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle

Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God

Avoid at-risk behaviors

Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports

Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities

Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well­being

 

 

Movement and Motor Skills

Demonstrate mature form in skipping, hopping, galloping and sliding

Demonstrate mature motor patterns in simple combinations, e.g. dribbling a ball while running

Demonstrate smooth transitions between sequential motor skills, e.g. running into a jump

Exhibit the ability to adapt and adjust movement skills to uncomplicated, yet changing, environmental conditions and expectations, e.g. tossing a ball to a moving partner, rising and sinking while twisting, using different rhythms

Demonstrate control in traveling activities (e.g. skipping, hopping, running) and weight bearing and balance activities on a variety of body parts

Identify the critical element/s (technique/s) of basic movement patterns

Apply movement concepts to a variety of basic skills

Use feedback to improve performance

 

Lifestyle and Fitness

Experience and express pleasure from participation in physical activity

Identify at least one activity associated with each component of health-related physical activity,

e.g. flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardio-vascular endurance and body composition

Engage in sustained physical activity that causes an increased heart rate and heavy breathing

Recognize the physiological indicators that accompany moderate to vigorous physical activity,

e.g. sweating, increased heart rate, heavy breathing

Know how to measure heart rate

Identify the components of health-related physical fitness

Gain competence which will provide increased enjoyment in movement

Try new activities

Express feelings about and during physical activity

Enjoy interaction with friends through physical activity

 

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors

Apply rules, procedures and safe practices with little or no reinforcement

Follow directions

Work cooperatively with others to complete an assigned task

Play and cooperate with others regardless of personal differences, e.g. gender, ethnicity,
disability

Treat others with respect during play

Resolve conflicts in socially acceptable ways

Practice Christ-like principles in interactions with others

 

 

THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE Spiritual Emphasis

Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle

Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God

Avoid at-risk behaviors

Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports

Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities

Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well­being

 

 

Movement and Motor Skills

Demonstrate mature form in all locomotor patterns and selected manipulative and non-locomotor skills

Adapt a skill to the demands of a dynamic, unpredictable environment

Acquire beginning skills of a few specialized movement forms

Combine movement skills in applied settings

Apply critical elements to improve personal performance in fundamental and selected specialized motor skills

Use critical elements of fundamental and specialized movement skills to provide feedback to others

Recognize and apply concepts that impact the quality of increasingly complex movement
performance

 

Lifestyle and Fitness

Select and participate regularly in physical activities for the purpose of improving skill and health

Identify the benefits derived from regular physical activity

Identify several moderate to vigorous physical activities that provide personal pleasure

Identify several activities related to each component of physical fitness

Associate results of fitness testing to personal health status and ability to perform various
activities

Meet the health-related fitness standards as defined by a fitness testing program

Experience enjoyment while participating in physical activity

Enjoy practicing activities to increase skill competence

Interact with friends while participating in group activities

Use physical activity as a means of self-expression

 

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors

Follow, with few reminders, activity-specific rules, procedures and etiquette

Utilize safety principles in activity situations

Work cooperatively and productively with a partner or small group

Work independently and on-task for a specified period of time

Explore cultural/ethnic self-awareness through participation in physical activity

Recognize the attributes that individuals with difference can bring to group activities

Experience differences and similarities among people of different backgrounds by participating in activities of national, cultural and ethnic origins

 

 

FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE Spiritual Emphasis

Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle

Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God

Avoid at-risk behaviors

Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports

Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities

Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well­being

 

 

Movement and Motor Skills

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

Demonstrate increasing competence in more advanced specialized skills

Adapt and combine skills to the demands of increasingly complex situations of selected
movement forms

Demonstrate beginning strategies for net and invasion games

Apply previously learned knowledge, or use instruction to improve performance

Apply information from a variety of internal and external sources to improve performance

Identify and apply principles of practice and conditioning that enhance performance

Recognize sport specific movement patterns that can be applied to games, e.g. similarity of the ready position in striking movement forms

Understand terms that describe basic movement

Use basic offensive and defensive strategies in non-complex settings

 

Lifestyle and Fitness

Identify opportunities in the school and community for regular participation in physical activity

Participate daily in some form of health-enhancing physical activity

Discover personal interests and capabilities in regard to one’s exercise behavior

Identify the critical aspects of a healthy lifestyle

Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity in a variety of settings

Monitor intensity of exercise

Understand the reason for proper cool-down and warm-up techniques

Begin to develop a strategy for the improvement of selected fitness components

Work somewhat independently with minimal supervision in pursuit of personal fitness goals

Meet the health-related fitness standards as defined by a standard physical fitness test, e.g. AAHPERD Physical Best, Fitnessgram, President’s Challenge

Recognize physical activity as a positive opportunity for social and group interaction

Experience enjoyment from participation in physical activities

Use physical activity to express feelings and relieve stress

Seek personally challenging experiences in physically active opportunities

 

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors

Participate in establishing rules, procedures and etiquette that are safe and effective for specific activity situations

Work cooperatively and productively in a group to accomplish a set goal in cooperative and competitive activities

Make conscious Christ-like decisions about applying rules, procedures and etiquette

Utilize time effectively to complete assigned tasks

Acknowledge differences in the behaviors of people of different gender, culture, ethnicity,
development and disability by learning more about both similarities and differences

Cooperate with disabled peers and those of different gender, race, ethnicity and religion

Work cooperatively with both more and less skilled peers

 

 

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE Spiritual Emphasis

Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle

Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God

Avoid at-risk behaviors

Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports

Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities

Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well­being

 

 

Movement and Motor Skills

Demonstrate competence in modified versions of a variety of movement forms

Understand and apply more advanced movement and game strategies

Identify the techniques of intermediate and advanced sport specific skills

Identify the steps needed to achieve a high performance level in individual, dual and team sports

Learn, apply and share advanced sport skill knowledge

 

Lifestyle and Fitness

Establish personal physical activity goals

Participate regularly in health-enhancing physical activities in and out of the physical education class

Explore a variety of new physical activities for personal interest in and out of the physical
education class

Describe the relationships between a healthy lifestyle and “feeling good”

Participate in a variety of health-related fitness activities in both school and non-school settings

Assess physiological indicators of exercise during and after physical activity

Learn and apply basic principles of training to improve physical fitness

Begin to develop personal fitness goals independently

Meet the health-related fitness standards as defined by available fitness tests, e.g. AAPHERD Physical Best, Fitnessgram, President’s Challenge

Enjoy participation in physical activity

Recognize the social benefits of participation in physical activity

Try new and challenging activities

Recognize physical activity as a vehicle for self-expression

 

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors

Apply God’s help in resisting the influence of peer pressure

Solve problems by analyzing causes and potential solutions

Analyze potential consequences when confronted with true competition

Work cooperatively with a group to achieve group goals in competitive as well as cooperative settings

Recognize the role of sport, games and recreation

Identify behaviors that are supportive and inclusive as well as behaviors that are exclusionary in physical activity settings

Willingly join others of diverse cultures, religions, ethnicity, physical abilities and races during physical activity

 

 

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