Why did God create our bodies for movement?
Movement contributes to healthy physical development, in keeping with God’s original plan for our lives.
Hops, jogs, and slides using a mature pattern. (S1.E1.1)
Jumps and lands in a horizontal plane demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements. (S1.E3.1)
Jumps and lands in a vertical plane demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements. (S1.E4.1)
Transfers weight from one body part to another in personal self-space. (S1.E8.1)
Demonstrates twisting, curling, bending, and stretching actions. (S1.E10.1)
Throws underhand, demonstrating 2 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern. (S1.E13.1)
Catches a soft object from a self-toss before it bounces. (S1.E16.1a)
Catches various sizes of balls self-tossed or tossed by a skilled thrower. (S1.E16.1b)
Dribbles continuously in personal self-space using the preferred hand. (S1.E17.1)
Taps or dribbles a ball using the inside of the foot while walking in general space. (S1.E18.1)
Approaches a stationary ball and kicks it forward, displaying 2 of the 5 critical elements of a mature kick. (S1.E21.1)
Volleys an object with an open palm, sending it upward. (S1.E11.1)
Strikes a ball with a short-handled implement, sending it upward. (S1.E24.1)
Jumps forward or backward consecutively using a self-turned rope. (S1.E27.1a)
Jumps a long rope up to five times consecutively with teacher-assisted turning. (S1.E27.1b)
How can we give God honor through our application of the principles of movement and performance?
We honor God by developing our physical talents and skills through individual and group performance activities.
Moves in personal self-space and general space in response to teacher directed physical activities. (S2.E1.1)
Travels in 3 of the 4 different directions (forward, backward, side-ways, diagonally).
Travels in three different pathways (curved, straight, zig-zag). (S2.E2.K)
Maintains stillness on different bases of support with different body shapes. (S1.E7.1)
Rolls with either a narrow or curled body shape. (S1.E9.1)
Differentiates between fast and slow speeds. (S2.E3.1a)
Differentiates between strong and light force. (S2.E3.1b)
Demonstrates consistently the ability to move in open space without contacting other people or objects.
Why is it important to achieve and maintain a healthy level of physical fitness?
Physical fitness enhances our social, emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical well-being, and prepares us for service to
Discusses the benefits of being active and exercising and/or playing. (S3.E1.1)
Identifies the heart as a muscle that grows stronger with exercise, play, and physical activity. (S3.E3.1)
Actively engages in physical education class. (S3.E2.1)
Responds to God’s love by using physical gifts to serve others.
Participates in health-related fitness activities.
Differentiates between healthy and unhealthy foods. (S3.E6.1)
Why should we show kindness and respect to each other during physical activity?
We show respect for ourselves and others because we recognize that we are God’s creation.
Accepts personal responsibility by using equipment and space appropriately. (S4.E1.1)
Follows the rules and parameters of the learning environment. (S4.E2.1)
Responds appropriately to general feedback from the teacher. (S4.E3.1)
Practices Christ-like principles in interactions with others.
Works independently with others in a variety of class environments (e.g., small and large groups). (S4.E4.1)
Practices habits attributed to a healthy and well-groomed individual (e.g., hand washing regularly).
Consistently puts forth best effort in every task.
Rules and Safety
Exhibits the established routines for class activities. (S4.E5.1)
Follows teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment without teacher reminders. (S4.E6.1)
Why is it important to value physical activity in our lives?
We value physical activity because God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle.
Recognizes that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle.
Identifies physical activity as a component of good health. (S5.E1.1)
Understands the value of adequate sleep for optimal health to assist in the building of healthy bodies.
With support, recognizes the impact physical health has on mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being.
Tries new physical activities.
Recognizes that challenge in physical activities can lead to success. (S5.E2.1)
Self-expression and Enjoyment
Describes positive feelings that result from participating in physical activities. (S5.E3.1a)
Discusses personal reasons (e.g., the “why”) for enjoying physical activities. (S5.E3.1b)
Identifies the positive social interactions that come when engaged with others in physical activity.
NAD Standards // Physical Education
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