PE Grade Levels

Grade 01


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Standard 1: Movement Patterns

PED-01.S1 Student demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Locomotor Cluster:
    • PED-01.S1.01: Hops, gallops, jogs and slides using a mature pattern.
    • PED-01.S1.03: Demonstrates two of the five critical elements for jumping and landing in a horizontal plane using two-foot takeoffs and landings.
    • PED-01.S1.04: Demonstrates two of the five critical elements for jumping and landing in a vertical plane.
    • PED-01.S1.05: Combines locomotor and nonlocomotor skills in a teacher-led rhythmic pattern
  • Non Locomotor (stability) Cluster:
    • PED-01.S1.07: Maintains stillness on different bases of support with different body shapes
    • PED-01.S1.08: Transfers weight from one body part to another in self-space in rhythmic movement and gymnastics environments
    • PED-01.S1.09: Rolls with either a narrow or curled body shape.
    • PED-01.S1.10: Demonstrates twisting, curling, bending and stretching actions.
  • Manipulative Cluster:
    • PED-01.S1.13: Throws underhand, demonstrating two of the five critical elements of a mature pattern. (
    • PED-01.S1.16a: Catches a soft object from a self-toss before it bounces.
    • PED-01.S1.16b: Catches various sizes of balls selftossed or tossed by a skilled thrower.
    • PED-01.S1.17: Dribbles continuously in self-space using the dominant hand.
    • PED-01.S1.18: Taps or dribbles a ball using the inside of the foot while walking in general space.
    • PED-01.S1.21: Approaches a stationary ball and kicks it forward, demonstrating two of the five critical elements of a mature pattern.
    • PED-01.S1.22: Volleys an object with an open palm, sending it upward.
    • PED-01.S1.24: Strikes a ball with a short-handled implement, sending it upward.
    • PED-01.S1.27a: Jumps forward or backward consecutively using a self-turned rope.
    • PED-01.S1.27b: Jumps a long rope up to five times consecutively with teacher-assisted

Standard 2: Movement Concepts

PED-01.S2 Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
    • PED-01.S2.01: Moves in self-space and general space in response to designated beats/rhythms
    • PED-01.S2.02a: Travels demonstrating low, middle and high levels
    • PED-01.S2.02b: Travels demonstrating a variety of relationships with objects (e.g., over, under, around, through).
    • PED-01.S2.03a: Differentiates between fast and slow speeds.
    • PED-01.S2.03b: Differentiates between strong and light force.
    • PED-01.S2.04: Identify basic body planes (e.g., front, back side).

Standard 3: Physical Activity

PED-01.S3 Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
    • PED-01.S3.01: Discusses the benefits of being active and exercising and/or playing.
    • PED-01.S3.02: Actively engages in physical education class.
    • PED-01.S3.03: Identifies the heart as a muscle that grows stronger with exercise, play and physical activity.
    • PED-01.S3.06: Differentiates between healthy and unhealthy foods.

Standard 4: Behavior in PE

PED-01.S4 Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
    • PED-01.S4.01: Accepts personal responsibility by using equipment and space appropriately.
    • PED-01.S4.02: Follows the rules and parameters of the learning environment.
    • PED-01.S4.03: Responds appropriately to general feedback from the teacher.
    • PED-01.S4.04: Works independently with others in a variety of class environments (e.g., small & large groups).
    • PED-01.S4.05: Exhibits the established protocols for class activities.
    • PED-01.S4.06: Follows teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment and space with minimal reminders.

Standard 5: Fitness Concepts

PED-01.S5 Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
    • PED-01.S5.01: Identifies physical activity as a component of good health.
    • PED-01.S5.02: Recognizes that challenge in physical activities can lead to improvement.
    • PED-01.S5.03a: Describes positive feelings that result from participating in physical activities.
    • PED-01.S5.03b: Discusses personal reasons for enjoying physical activities (the why).