Fourth grade students learn to play catch with proper throwing and catching stances. They learn about feet dribbling at certain distances and are asked to learn 4 of 10 jump roping tricks. They practice and learn a video led dance routine and learn about the importance of hydration.
Third grade students begin to combine locomotor movements into dance. They begin practicing underhand throwing and catching a hand-sized ball. They continue ball striking with a long-held implement and jump roping. They can identify foods that are beneficial for their health.
Second grade students begin to learn the basics of proper throwing and catching. They learn to jump rope with someone else holding the rope. They learn to catch a ball being thrown at them and begin the basics of striking. They look at foods to choose for before or after a workout.
First graders begin to combine locomotor and non-locomotor movements. They continue to improve their jump roping by jumping forward and backwards on a self-turned rope and practice catching. They focus on balance and weight transfer. They look at the benefits of being active and the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods.
Kindergarten students begin learning the basics of locomotor and non-locomotor movements, jump roping, and dribbling. They learn to balance and about how food is energy.
HALF-CREDIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: FITNESS FUNDAMENTALS A, FITNESS FUNDAMENTALS B
Fitness Fundamentals A (semester)
This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility training.
Fitness Fundamentals B (semester)
This course takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals 1: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and body composition. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.
This comprehensive health course provides students with essential knowledge and decision-making skills for a healthy lifestyle. Students will analyze aspects of emotional, social, and physical health and how these realms of health influence each other. Students will apply principles of health and wellness to their own lives. In addition, they will study behavior change and set goals to work on throughout the semester. Other topics of study include substance abuse, safety and injury prevention, environmental health, and consumer health.