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What are we learning?

Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. 
 
                                                     
                                               
Standard 2: Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
                                                   
                                               
                                              

The following are key skills:

Skills graded are highlighted in blue

 

 

Movement Concepts

 

Kindergarten-Jump, hop, slide, gallop, skip

Move safely in a group

Tag, dodge, and flee

 

First Grade-Jump, hop, leap, slide, gallop, skip

Move safely in a group

Tag, dodge, and flee

 

Second Grade-move safely in a group

Tag, dodge, and flee

 

 

Throwing                 

 

Kindergarten-Underhand throw: learning about opposition

 

First Grade-Underhand throw: learning to start with ball by heart, swinging “T”, step with opposition and reach for the target.

 

Second Grade-Overhand throw: learning to have shoulder to the target, swinging “T” rock it, step with opposition & show your “L”, twist & reach to target.

 

Third Grade-Overhand throw: learning to have shoulder to the target, swinging “T” rock it, step with opposition & show your “L”, twist & reach to target.

 

Fourth Grade-Overhand throw combination skill: start facing the target, and step towards the target with the same foot while turning shoulder to the target and continuing to overhand throw.

 

 

Catching                                   

 

Kindergarten-catch using various large balls, close distance, self catch: Hands ready & eyes on the prize, reach for the ball, clap catch with both hands, don’t trap. Soft hands bring it in.

 

First Grade-smaller balls and beanbags, close distance, self catch and partner catch: Hands ready & eyes on the prize, reach for the ball & move to the ball, clap catch with both hands, don’t trap. Soft hands bring it in.

 

Second Grade-small balls and beanbags, various distances, partner catch: Hands ready & eyes on the prize, reach for the ball & move to the ball, clap catch with both hands, don’t trap. If the ball is high have thumbs together towards the sky. If the ball is low have pinkies together towards toes. Use soft hands to bring it in.

 

 

Striking with an implement               

  

Kindergarten- Racket: continuously strike a balloon using a racket

Hitting off a tee: correct hand placement on the bat and body placement in relation to the tee and outfield.

 

First Grade-Racket: continuously strike a balloon using a racket with a partner. Hitting off a tee: correct hand placement on the bat and body placement in relation to the tee and outfield, swing your

BEST-B for balance and bent knees, E for elbows away from body, S for swing through the ball, T for twist to follow through,

 

Second Grade- Racket: continuously strike a fluff ball using a racket. Hitting off a tee: swing your BEST-B for balance and bent knees, E for elbows away from body, S for swing through the ball, T for twist to follow through.

 

Third & Fourth Grade- Racket: continuously strike a nerf ball using a racket. Hitting a slow pitched ball: swing your BEST-B for balance and bent knees, E for elbows away from body, S for swing through the ball, T for twist to follow through

 

 

Striking with feet         

      

Kindergarten-Place kick: step with opposition before the kick. Start to learn dribble and trap.

 

First Grade-Place kick: step with opposition before the kick, strike ball center low and follow through. Start to learn dribble and trap.

 

Second GradeSoccer Pass: step with opposite foot, strike ball with inside of foot, follow through. Continue working on dribble and trap.      

 

Third GradeDribble: use little kicks with the inside of foot and use both feet keeping ball only a few steps away with speed.

 

Fourth Grade-Dribble & Shoot: dribble a soccer ball, Eyes on target and ball when you kick, step towards ball and target, follow through

 

 

Striking with body             

 

Kindergarten-Continuously strikes a balloon with different body parts.

First Grade- Continuously strikes a balloon using an overhead pass and forearm pass.

 

Second Grade- Strikes a volleyball trainer thrown by a partner using the overhead pass & forearm pass. Starts to learn serving using a small pool noodle.

 

Third Grade- Overhead pass, forearm pass & serve:

Overhead pass:

Ready position-hands in a drink milk/open window position over forehead, feet apart and knees bent  

Strike-spring through the ball with hands up and extend knees

Forearm pass:

Ready position- hands in taco wrap position below waist with arms straight, feet apart and knees bent

Strike-strike and lift arms no higher than shoulders and extend knees.

 

Fourth Grade-Underhand serve: Holds ball by pocket and doesn’t move holding hand, does an underhand throw motion (Swing, step, strike, follow through)

 

 

Jump Rope    

 

Kindergarten-Be able to jump and turn a rope 2 times

 

First Grade-Be able to jump and turn a rope 10 times continuously.

Starts to jump backwards and on one foot using a short rope and starts jumping in a long rope.

 

Second Grade- can jump in a long rope at least 15 times and starts learning how to run in and out of a long rope. Learns the difference between single and double bounce. Students start learning foot patterns like skier and bell along with partner jumping. Can jump at least 2 different ways using a short rope.

 

Third Grade- Jump in a variety of ways with a short rope. Students should be able to pass level 1 of the jump rope skills.

 

Fourth Grade- Be able to enter and exit a long jump rope, pass level 2 of jump rope skills and perform the Jump Rope 360 combination skill: Jump forward, swing the rope forward to the side and turn towards it, jump backwards, swing the rope backwards to the side and turn towards it, jump forward-continue

 

 

 

 

Basketball                                

 

Kindergarten-Dribble in place: push the ball down with the finger pads.

 

First GradeDribble in place: push the ball down with the finger pads, keeping the ball waist high with fingers on top of the ball not over the ball, eyes up.

 

Second GradeDribble on the move: push the ball down with the finger pads, keeping the ball waist high with the ball at the pocket.

Dribbling with both hands along with passing-bounce and chest pass-step, push, follow through.

 

Third GradeSet Shot: Shoot using BEEF-B for balance and knees bent, Efor elbow bent pointing to shooting leg, E for eyes on target, F for follow through        Dribbling with both hands along with passing-bounce and chest pass-step, push, follow through.

 

Fourth Grade-Give and Go move combination skill: dribble, pass, catch and shoot.

 

 

Rhythms

    

Kindergarten-Can perform a dance with visual and verbal cues.

 

First Grade-Can perform a dance with no cues.

 

Second Grade-Can perform a bleking step to a folk dance with no cues.

 

Third Grade-Can create and perform a repeatable dance sequence.

Fourth Grade-Can transition between two Tinikling steps combination skill: be able to do two different Tinikling steps and transition smoothly between the two steps.

 

 

Gymnastics    

 

Kindergarten-Walking forward and backward on a beam: maintain balance and step with out shuffling.

Learns animal walks, how to jump on a springboard, forward roll, different balances on the beam and how to do a skin the cat on the rings.

 

First Grade-Scale on the Beam: Maintain balance for 3-5 seconds with toe pointed, leg straight and as close to parallel as possible.

Forward Roll: rolls on the collar in a tuck position and ends in a tuck.

Learns animal walks, how to jump on a springboard, mount a mid height object, land jumps correctly, gymnastic positions, different balances on the beam and how to do a skin the cat on the rings.

 

Second GradeCartwheel: transfers weight in the following pattern; Hand-Hand- Foot-Foot and lands on feet.

Mount: does the correct approach to the vault and lands in a tuck position on the Trapezoid-mounting mat. Learns partner stunts, backward roll, balances, turns, and locomotor skills on the beam along with inverted hangs on the rings and rope.

 

Third GradeVault: does the correct approach to the vault, clears the vault in a flank, tuck or straddle position and lands on their feet with a bent knee landing. Learns partner stunts, backward roll, balances, turns and locomotor skills on the beam along with inverted hangs on the rings and rope.

 

Fourth Grade-Beam Pass combination skill: combine two different locomotor skills, a balance, a turn and a dismount and perform on a beam. Learns group tumbling stunts, backward roll, balances, turns, and locomotor skills on the beam along with inverted hangs on the rings and rope.