Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

NYS Standards

Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences

STANDARD 1 – Personal Health and Fitness

Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity and maintain personal health.

Key Ideas

1. Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. Students will improve cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.

Performance Indicators

Students:

  • participate in physical activities that develop physical fitness skills.
  • demonstrate fundamental motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills.
  • understand the effects of activity on the body and the risks associated with inactivity.
  • understand the relationship between physical activity and individual well being.

Sample Tasks

This is evident, for example, when students:

  • demonstrate basic motor skills (creep, roll, run, climb, hop), manipulative skills (throw, catch, strike), and non-locomotor skills (balance, stand, kneel).
  • adjust performance of skill as a result of monitoring or assessing previous performance (e.g., moves closer to target or throws at altered angle of release following toss that falls short).
  • do additional push-ups each day to improve upper body strength, stretches to improve flexibility, and running/walking to develop cardiorespiratory fitness.
  • engage in physical activity each day.
  • perform appropriate warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after vigorous activity to avoid muscle injury.
  • set a personal physical activity goal and track progress toward its achievement (e.g., going from three sit-ups to five sit-ups a day).
  • participate in activities to promote mobility, strength, stability, balance and equilibrium.
  • participate in team sports such as basketball, soccer or baseball.


STANDARD 2 – A Safe and Healthy Environment

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Key Ideas

Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity. They will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication. Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.

Performance Indicators

Students:

  • contribute to a safe and healthy environment by observing safe conditions for games, recreation, and outdoor activities.
  • learn and practice appropriate participation and spectator behaviors to produce a safe and positive environment.
  • work constructively with others to accomplish a variety of tasks.
  • demonstrate how injuries from physical activity can be prevented.
  • demonstrate care, consideration, and respect of self and others during physical activity.

Sample Tasks

  • This is evident, for example, when students:
  • handle equipment safely.
  • wear proper attire and protective gear as necessary.
  • demonstrate appropriate skill in fundamental movement tasks (e.g., lifting, carrying, climbing).
  • create a dance with a partner that combines movement to music.
  • demonstrate self-control and the ability to cope with success and failure.
  • take their turn in playing (e.g. waiting for their turn in playing a game).
  • follow directions to perform activities safely.
  • accept teammates regardless of ability and treat opponents with respect and courtesy.
  • demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activities.

STANDARD 3 – Resource Management

Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

Key Ideas

Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity.

Performance Indicators

Students:

  • participate and know about resources available at home and in the community which offer opportunities to participate in and enjoy a variety of physical activities.
  • choose a preferred physical activity offered at home or in the community.

Sample Tasks

This is evident, for example, when students:

  • identify and participate in community facilities for recreational activities, such as parks, swimming pools, and skating rinks.
  • identify and participate in community programs, such as YMCA/YWCA, Boys/Girls Clubs, Sport Camps, and Youth Sports Leagues.