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Kindergarten — Tennessee Physical Education Standards


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Motor Skills

      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
Demonstrates beat awareness by moving to varying rhythms.
Nonlocomotor or Educational Gymnastics
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
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

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

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

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

Values Physical Activity

Recognizes and participates in physical activity for enjoyment.
Acknowledges some physical activities are challenging/ difficult.
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