Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Physical Education — Grade K


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116.2.b.1

The student demonstrates competency in fundamental movement patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms. The student is expected to:

116.2.b.1.A

travel in different ways in a large group without bumping into others or falling;

116.2.b.1.B

demonstrate clear contrasts between slow and fast movement when traveling;

116.2.b.1.C

demonstrate non-locomotor (axial) movements such as bend and stretch;

116.2.b.1.D

maintain balance while bearing weight on a variety of body parts;

116.2.b.1.E

walk forward and sideways the length of a beam without falling;

116.2.b.1.F

demonstrate a variety of relationships such as under, over, behind, next to, through, right, left, up, down, forward, backward, and in front of;

116.2.b.1.G

roll sideways (right or left) without hesitating; and

116.2.b.1.H

toss a ball and catch it before it bounces twice.

116.2.b.2

toss a ball and catch it before it bounces twice.

116.2.b.2.A

identify selected body parts such as head, back, chest, waist, hips, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, legs, knees, ankles, feet, and toes; and

116.2.b.2.B

demonstrate movement forms of various body parts such as head flexion, extension, and rotation.

116.2.b.3

The student exhibits a health enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that improves health and provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge. The student is expected to:

116.2.b.3.A

describe and select physical activities that provide opportunities for enjoyment and challenge;

116.2.b.3.B

participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration;

116.2.b.3.C

participate in appropriate exercises for flexibility in shoulders, legs, and trunk;

116.2.b.3.D

lift and support his/her own weight in selected activities that develop muscular strength and endurance of the arms, shoulders, abdomen, back, and legs such as hanging, hopping, and jumping; and

116.2.b.3.E

describe the benefits from involvement in daily physical activity such as feel better and sleep better.

116.2.b.4

The student knows the benefits from being involved in daily physical activity and factors that affect physical performance. The student is expected to:

116.2.b.4.A

observe and describe the immediate effect of physical activity on the heart and breathing rate and perspiration;

116.2.b.4.B

locate the lungs and explain their purpose; and

116.2.b.4.C

state that rest and sleep are important in caring for the body.

116.2.b.5.

The student understands safety practices associated with physical activity and space. The student is expected to:

116.2.b.5.A

use equipment and space properly;

116.2.b.5.B

know and apply safety practices associated with physical activity such as not pushing in line and drinking water during activity;

116.2.b.5.C

explain how proper shoes and clothing promotes safe play and prevent injury;

116.2.b.5.D

explain appropriate water safety rules such as never swim alone, never run around pools, look before you jump, enter feet first, and know the role of the lifeguard; and

116.2.b.5.E

explain appropriate reactions during emergencies in physical activities.

116.2.b.6

The student understands basic components such as strategies and rules of structured physical activities including, but not limited to, games, sports, dance, and gymnastics. The student is expected to:

116.2.b.6.A

respond appropriately to starting and stopping signals; and

116.2.b.6.B

demonstrate the ability to play within boundaries during games and activities.

116.2.b.7

The student develops positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings. The student is expected to:

116.2.b.7.A

follow rules, procedures, and safe practices;

116.2.b.7.B

work in a group setting in cooperation with others; and

116.2.b.7.C

share space and equipment with others.