Priority Outcomes Focus for Educational Gymnastics
Values Physical Activity
- Personal Challenge. (K) Acknowledges that some physical activities are challenging/difficult. (1) Recognizes that challenges can lead to success. (2) Participates in physical activities that bring confidence and challenge. (3) Discusses the challenge that comes from learning new physical activities. (4) Rates the enjoyment of participating in challenging and mastered physical activities. (5) Expresses the enjoyment and challenge of participating in a favorite physical activity.
Movement Skills & Concepts
- Locomotor Skills. (K) Performs locomotor skills with balance. (1) Travels with balance using a variety of locomotor skills in dynamic environments. (2) Performs locomotor skills using a mature pattern and in rhythm. (3) Performs locomotor skills with balance at various speeds.
- Non-Locomotor Skills. (K) Maintains momentary stillness on different bases of support. (1) Transfers weight from one body part to another in self-space. (2) Combines balances and transfers in purposeful movement sequences. (3) Combines balance and weight transfers with movement concepts. (4) Combines traveling with balance and weight transfers. (5) Combines actions and traveling with movement concepts to create movement sequences.
Demonstrates Fitness Knowledge
- Fitness Knowledge. (K) Recognizes that when you move fast, your heart beats faster and you breathe faster. (1) Identifies the heart as a muscle that grows stronger with exercise/play and physical activity. (2) Identifies physical activities that contribute to fitness. (3) Describes the concept of fitness and provides examples of physical activity to enhance fitness. (4) Identifies the component of health-related and skill-related fitness. (5) Identifies activities that require and/or improve the components of fitness.
Demonstrates Responsible Behaviors
- Personal Responsibility & Safety. (K) Follows directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment with minimal reminders. (1) Follows directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment without reminders. (2) Works independently and safely in physical education. (3) Works independently and safely in physical activity settings. (4) Exhibits responsible behavior in independent group situations. (5) Engages in physical activity with responsible interpersonal behavior (e.g., peer to peer, student to teacher).