Academic standards list

Kindergarten — Tennessee Physical Education Standards

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Motor Skills

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Locomotor
      Hop (one foot), gallop, slide, skip
Performs locomotor skills while maintaining balance.
 
      Jog, run
Jogs while maintaining balance.
 
      Jump & land for distance (horizontal)
Jumps and lands with two feet while maintaining balance.
 
      Jump & land for height (vertical)
Jumps and lands with two feet while maintaining balance.
 
Dance/Rhythmic Activities
      Dance
Demonstrates beat awareness by moving to varying rhythms.
 
Nonlocomotor or Educational Gymnastics
      Balance
Maintains momentary stillness on various bases of support (body parts).
 
      Weight Transfer & Rolling (OPTIONAL)
Transfers weight from one body part to another.
 
Rolls sideways in a narrow (log) or curled (egg) body shape.
 
      Combinations (OPTIONAL)
Not Applicable
 
Manipulative Skills
      Underhand Throw
Tosses underhand to self.
 
Throws underhand in a forward direction.
 
      Overhand Throw
Not Applicable
 
      Catching
Drops and catches a ball after one bounce.
 
      Passing & Receiving with implements
Not Applicable
 
      Dribbling with hands
Dribbles in self-space using one or two hands.
 
      Dribbling with feet
Dribbles (taps) a ball with feet sending ball forward.
 
      Kicking (force or distance)
Kicks a stationary ball from a stationary position.
 
      Passing & Receiving with feet
Not Applicable
 
      Striking with hand(s)
Strikes a lightweight object
 
      Striking, short implement
Strikes a lightweight object (balloon) with a paddle.
 
      Striking, long implement
Not Applicable
 
      Jumping Rope
Jumps (at least one time) a long rope with teacher-assisted turning.
 

Movement Knowledge & Application

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Movement Knowledge & Applicatiton
      Space Awareness (location)
Identifies selfspace.
 
Moves in self-space.
 
      Space Awareness (pathways, levels, directions
Identifies five directions of travel
 
Travels in five directions.
 
      Effort: speed and force
Identifies fast and slow speeds.
 
Travels using fast and slow speeds.
 
      Relationships (body shapes, with objects, with people)
Identifies narrow, wide, curled, and twisted body shapes.
 
Demonstrates narrow, wide, curled, and twisted body shapes.
 
      Movement Principles (base of support, muscle tension, ready position)
Identifies bases of support (body parts).
 
Demonstrates bases of support on a variety of body parts.
 
Analysis & Strategies
      Performance Cues
Recalls performance cues of locomotor and manipulative skills.
 
      Simple Strategies
Not Applicable
 

Fitness & Physical Activity

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Fitness Knowledge
      Health-related Fitness
Recognizes that movement increases heart rate and breathing.
 
Physical Activity & Knowledge
      Physical Activity
Identifies active-play opportunities outside physical education class.
 

Personal & Social Responsibility

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Personal Responsibility
      Personal Responsibility
Follows directions with few prompts
 
Accepting Feedback
      Feedback
Actively listens to teacher feedback.
 
Cooperation
      Working with others
Shares equipment with others.
 
Procedures & Rules
      Procedures & Rules
Recalls procedures and rules in the learning environment.
 
Safety
      Safety
Participates safely and uses equipment properly with few reminders.
 

Values Physical Activity

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Appreciation
      Appreciation
Recognizes and participates in physical activity for enjoyment.
 
Challenge
      Challenge
Acknowledges some physical activities are challenging/ difficult.
 
 
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