In kindergarten, first and second grade, the goal of physical education class is to provide all students with a well-built foundation in basic movement. Students learn universal movement skills such as locomotor and nonlocomotor skills through activities, dance and games played in class. Next, students are challenged to perform their best and to be physically fit. In order to meet these challenges, students perform exercises and stretches that develop core strength. Finally, students are taught how to stay safe by displaying good spatial and body awareness.
In grades three and four, the goal of physical education class is to further develop the skills learned previously. Along with that goal, more focus is placed on being physical fit. Students are challenged to develop strength though use of their own body weight and abilities. Finally, the introduction of team concepts and strategies are integrated to promote cooperation and good team play.
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