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

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

(i) performing a combination of motor skills in various contexts; and

(ii) performing developmentally appropriate dance steps and movement patterns.

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

(i) discussing the origin of a game, sport, or dance, including traditional and contemporary American Indian contributions and cultures; and

(ii) recognizing the concept of open space in movement context.

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

(i) identifying foods that are beneficial for pre- and post-physical activity;

(ii) charting participation in physical activities outside health enhancement class;

(iii) engaging in the activities of health enhancement class without teacher prompting;

(iv) describing the concept of physical fitness and provide examples of physical activity that enhances fitness; and

(v) recognizing the importance of warm-up and cool-down activities related to vigorous physical activity.

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

(i) practicing personal responsibility in teacher-directed activities;

(ii) working independently for extended periods of time;

(iii) accepting and implementing specific corrective teacher feedback;

(iv) recognizing the role of rules and etiquette in physical activity with peers;

(v) supporting and working cooperatively with others;

(vi) discussing ways to accept others' ideas, cultural diversity, and body types during games and physical activity; and

(vii) working independently and safely in physically active settings.

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

(i) discussing the relationship between physical activity and good health;

(ii) discussing the challenge that comes from learning a new physical activity; and

(iii) describing the positive social interactions that come when engaged with others in physical activity.


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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