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(1) The physical education standards for kindergarten are that each student will be able to:

(a) demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns by:

(i) performing basic locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills; and

(ii) performing locomotor skills in response to teacher-led creative dance.

(b) apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance by:

(i) moving in different pathways, general space with different speeds, and in personal space to a rhythm.

(c) demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness by:

(i) recognizing that food provides energy for physical activity;

(ii) identifying active play opportunities outside health enhancement class;

(iii) actively participating in health enhancement class;

(iv) recognizing that physical activity causes physical changes; and

(v) practicing warm-ups and cool-downs relative to vigorous physical activity.

(d) exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others by:

(i) following directions in group settings;

(ii) acknowledging responsibility for behavior when prompted;

(iii) following instruction and direction when prompted;

(iv) recognizing the established protocol for class activities;

(v) sharing equipment and space with others;

(vi) recognizing differences in ideas, cultures, and body types; and

(vii) following teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment with minimal reminders.

(e) recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, self-expression, and or social interaction by:

(i) understanding that physical activity is important for good health;

(ii) acknowledging that some physical activities are challenging or difficult; and

(iii) identifying physical activities that result in a positive personal experience while playing with friends.


History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 1389, Eff. 7/1/17.

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