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Physical Education in 2nd Grade

Students are introduced to basic locomotor and nonā€locomotor skills and concepts, as well as spatial awareness and fundamental movement patterns for sports. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities that involve locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative skills, fitness concepts and fitness development exercises. Students engage  in a variety of movement activities leading to personal feelings of success.  In addition, students learn to follow directions and to interact positively with classmates.

Students in 2nd Grade will:

  • Demonstrate, and compare and contrast all six locomotor skills: skip, gallop, jump, hop, leap, side slide
  • Describe how various tempos, directions, and pathways affect movement
  • Identify personal space, general space, and explain why boundaries are important
  • Demonstrate mastery for the following movement patterns: underhand throw, overhand throw, catching above and below the waist, kicking stationary and rolling objects, continuously dribbling with the feet, and hands
  • Practice stretching
  • Engage in cardiovascular exercises
  • Participate in cooperative activities, and practice beginning teamwork skills
  • Participate in physical activities that are enjoyable and challenging