Academic standards list

Grade 1 — Tennessee Physical Education Standards


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Motor Skills

      Hop (one foot), gallop, slide, skip
Hops, gallops, and slides using a mature pattern.
      Jog, run
Travels showing differentiation between jogging and running.
      Jump & land for distance (horizontal)
Jumps and lands with two feet with proper preparation (arms back & knees bent) and lands softly with knees bent.
      Jump & land for height (vertical)
Jumps with proper preparation (arms back & knees bent) and lands softly with knees bent.
Dance/Rhythmic Activities
Combines beat awareness with locomotor and nonlocomotor movements.
Nonlocomotor or Educational Gymnastics
Maintains stillness on various bases of support (body parts) using different body shapes.
      Weight Transfer & Rolling (OPTIONAL)
Transfers weight from hands and feet to hands only for momentary weight support.
Performs a forward roll or shoulder roll in a tucked position (chin to chest).
      Combinations (OPTIONAL)
Not Applicable
Manipulative Skills
      Underhand Throw
Throws underhand while facing target and using foot opposition.
Rolls object underhand in a forward direction.
      Overhand Throw
Demonstrates difference between overhand and underhand arm motion (overhead release versus waist level release).
Catches a self-tossed object.
      Passing & Receiving with implements
Not Applicable
      Dribbling with hands
Dribbles continuously in selfspace using finger pads and appropriate force.
      Dribbling with feet
Dribbles (taps) a ball with inside of feet while walking.
      Kicking (force or distance)
Approaches stationary ball with non-kicking foot beside the ball and making contact with shoelaces.
      Passing & Receiving with feet
Not Applicable
      Striking with hand(s)
Strikes an object with an open palm (forward, upward).
      Striking, short implement
Strikes a lightweight object with a shorthandled implement sending it upward.
      Striking, long implement
Not Applicable
      Jumping Rope
Completes a forward OR backward jump using a self-turned rope.
Continuously jumps a long rope with teacherassisted turning.

Movement Knowledge & Application

Movement Knowledge & Applicatiton
      Space Awareness (location)
Describes general and self-space.
Maintains selfspace while traveling in general space.
      Space Awareness (pathways, levels, directions
Describes low, medium, and high levels.
Demonstrates low, medium, and high levels while in selfspace and general; space.
      Effort: speed and force
Describes different speeds and forces.
Demonstrates slow and fast speeds.
      Relationships (body shapes, with objects, with people)
Describes relationships with objects or people
Demonstrates a variety of relationships with objects or people
      Movement Principles (base of support, muscle tension, ready position)
Contrasts the stability of wide and narrow bases of support.
Differentiates wide and narrow bases of support.
Analysis & Strategies
      Performance Cues
Identifies performance cues of locomotor and manipulative skills.
      Simple Strategies
Not Applicable

Fitness & Physical Activity

Fitness Knowledge
      Health-related Fitness
Identifies the heart as a muscle that grows stronger with play and physical activity.
Physical Activity & Knowledge
      Physical Activity
Discusses the benefits of being active/playing.

Personal & Social Responsibility

Personal Responsibility
      Personal Responsibility
Accepts personal responsibility by appropriately using equipment and space.
Accepting Feedback
Responds appropriately to teacher feedback.
      Working with others
Works appropriately with others in a variety of class environments.
Procedures & Rules
      Procedures & Rules
Adheres to procedures and rules in the learning environment.
Participates safely and uses equipment properly.

Values Physical Activity

Describes positive feelings that result from participation in physical activity.
Exhibits a willingness to attempt new or challenging experiences.
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