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GEORGIA QUALITY CORE CURRICULUM STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Here are the state of Georgia’s standards for P.E. skills, by grade, for grades 1-5. Source: Georgia Department of Education.

First Grade:

• Participates in developmentally appropriate health-related fitness activities.



• Identifies physiological signs (heart rate and breathing) of moderate physical activity.



• Selects and participates in activities that require physical exertion.



• Demonstrates progress toward mature locomotor skills of walking, running, hopping, skipping, galloping, sliding, jumping, and leaping.



• Demonstrates progress toward mature nonlocomotor skills of bending, stretching, curling, twisting, turning, swinging, and swaying.



• Demonstrates progress toward mature manipulative skills of throwing, catching, kicking, and striking.



• Combines locomotor movements in time with rhythmic and spatial composition.



• Demonstrates static balance with various body parts, shapes, and bases.



• Applies concepts of spatial awareness and can change directions, levels, and pathways in general and personal space.



• Demonstrates the body's relationship to objects, individuals, and groups when: meeting/parting, mirroring/matching, leading/following, and moving over/under, behind, and alongside.



• Applies classroom rules, procedures, and safe practices.



• Works cooperatively with others. Shares equipment, takes turns, and follows directions.



Second Grade:

• Identifies and participates in developmentally appropriate health-related fitness activities.



• Identifies changes in the body during, and as a result of, vigorous activity.



• Selects and uses equipment appropriate to a variety of movements and activities.



• Applies concepts of weight transfer in a variety of ways. Designs and performs simple sequences that focus on changes in directions, levels, and pathways.



• Demonstrates body's relationships to other objects, individuals, and groups when meeting/parting, mirroring/matching, leading/following, or moving over, under, behind, and alongside.



• Demonstrates mature locomotor and nonlocomotor skills



• Demonstrates progress toward mature throwing, catching, kicking, and striking skills.



• Demonstrates simple stunts, tumbling, and balancing.



• Creates and performs simply rhythmical/spatial compositions.



• Identifies appropriate behaviors for participating with others in physical activity.



Third Grade:

• Identifies and participates in developmentally appropriate health-related fitness activities.



• Identifies one activity associated with each of the following components of health-related fitness: cardiovascular strength and endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.



• Demonstrates the ability to maintain continuous aerobic activity for an age-appropriate period.



• Demonstrates the ability to create and perform aerobic/rhythmic activities.



• Demonstrates progression of skill development using manipulatives.



• Refines sequential stunts, tumbling and balancing patterns.



• Identifies and demonstrates mature locomotor and nonlocomotor skills with and without equipment and apparatus.



• Designs and follows class rules and procedures.



• Demonstrates the ability to work successfully alone, with a partner and with a small group.



Fourth Grade:

• Participates in fitness assessment (i.e., Fitness Gram) and developmentally appropriate health-related fitness activities for the purpose of improving skill performance and physical fitness.



• Identifies several activities related to each component of physical fitness.



• Interprets the results and significance of information provided by formal measures of physical fitness.



• Demonstrates beginning skills of a few specialized movement forms; sports, gymnastics, and dance.



• Identifies and applies components of complex rhythms and dance.



• Demonstrates the ability to combine mature forms of locomotor/nonlocomotor skills into repetitive patterns with and without equipment.



• Identifies and applies concepts to improve performance in fundamental and selected skills.



• Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings. Follows activity-specific rules, procedures and etiquette.



Fifth Grade:

• Participates in fitness assessment (i.e., Fitness Gram) and developmentally appropriate health-related fitness activities for the purpose of improving skill performance and physical fitness.



• Demonstrates progress toward meeting health-related fitness standards as defined by current research (i.e., Fitness Gram)



• Interprets the results and significance of information provided by formal measures of physical fitness.



• Select and participates in appropriate activities to improve personal fitness levels.



• Describes health benefits that result from regular and appropriate participation in physical activity.



• Demonstrates mature performance of all basic skills: locomotor skills, nonlocomotor skills, manipulatives, transfer of weight, spatial awareness and relationships.



• Demonstrates competencies in more advance specialized skills (sports, dance and educational gymnastics).



• Recognizes similarities and differences between movement skills and transfers appropriately from one to the other.



• Creates complex rhythmic and aerobic activities.



• Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activities settings. Participates in establishing rules, procedures and etiquette that are safe and effective for specific activities.



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