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

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

(i) performing most basic locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills using mature patterns;

(ii) combining locomotor and nonlocomotor skills in a teacher-designed dance.

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

(i) moving in self-space; and

(ii) differentiating between fast and slow speeds, strong and light force.

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

(i) differentiating between healthy and unhealthy foods;

(ii) discussing the benefits of being active and exercising or playing;

(iii) actively engaging in health enhancement class;

(iv) understanding that muscles grow stronger with physical activity; and

(v) identifying 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) accepting personal responsibility by using equipment and space appropriately;

(ii) following the rules or parameters of the learning environment;

(iii) responding appropriately to general feedback from a teacher;

(iv) exhibiting the established protocols for class activities;

(v) working independently with others in a variety of class environments;

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

(vii) following teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment without teacher reminders.

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

(i) identifying physical activity as a component of good health;

(ii) understanding challenges in physical activities can lead to success; and

(iii) describing positive results gained from participating in physical activities with others.


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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