Elementary Physical Education Grade 1

0.5 Credits
18 weeks

The Elementary PE course integrates healthy lifestyle habits and activities to help students be their best. The learning scaffolds on the previous lessons to provide developmentally appropriate activities and builds on skills learned in each grade level. Skill progressions help students learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do some basic gymnastics. Students learn how to eat a healthy diet, develop teamwork and sportsmanship, and strive for 60 minutes of daily activity. They learn to set goals and work to meet those physical goals to keep improving their skills.

Jump to your feet and pump up your heartbeat! Gain locomotive tips by playing games like Walk, Run, Shuffle with Salvador, kick up those heels while learning cultural dances with Aiko, and design a lunch menu for the whole family. Whether you’re learning athletic skills, gaining fitness resources, or working on strength and conditioning, this course gives students the tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle and hit 60 minutes of daily fitness. Ready, set, go!

Please view the Elementary Parents Guide for Grades K-2 with guidance on helping your student transition to online learning and thrive at VLACS.


Empathy and Activity

I can describe showing empathy toward others participating in physical activity. I can predict the benefits of sharing during participation in physical activity. I can select physical activities I enjoy. I can compare healthy foods to unhealthy foods. I can explain the cues to using the body to strike an object. I can explain the cues to perform skills with proper mechanics.

Fitness and Food

I can illustrate proper techniques to increase flexibility. I can compare heart rate before, during, and after physical activity. I can select a moderate and vigorous physical activity. I can explain the health benefits of being physically active. I can categorize foods into the four food groups. I can create healthy meals containing three of the four food groups.

Physical Activity and Performance

I can create a dance sequence. I can describe water skills. I can identify technology to be used during physical activity. I can select practice activities to improve performance. I can compare fitness results over time to identify improvements. I can analyze the differences in heart through moderate and rigorous activities.

Safety & Movement Concepts

I can explain staying safe during physical activities. I can explain parts of traffic safety. I can compare the use of a dominant hand and foot to the non-dominant. I can describe the body’s physical signs when participating in physical activity. I can explain the cues of moving concepts to jump, hop, and leap. I can select at least two ways to be active.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment One

Locomotor movements
Underhand and overhand throwing
Cardiovascular health

Segment Two

Fitness resources
Improving movement

Course Materials

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.