N.M. Code R. § 6.29.9.8 - CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GRADES K-4

A. Content standard 1: Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms. Students will:
(1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: demonstrate competency in selected motor skills;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) travel in a variety of locomotor patterns (i.e., hop, skip, jump, gallop, slide, etc.) using mature form;
(ii) demonstrate skills of chasing, fleeing and dodging to avoid others;
(iii) demonstrate smooth transitions between sequential motor skills (i.e., running into a jump);
(b) grades 3- performance standards:
(i) demonstrate mature form in all locomotor patterns;
(ii) while traveling, avoid or catch an object or individual;
(iii) develop patterns and combinations of movements into repeatable sequences;
(2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: demonstrate competency in selected non-motor patterns;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) roll sideways and forwards without hesitating or stopping using control;
(ii) balance demonstrating momentary stillness in symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes on a variety of body parts;
(iii) form round, narrow, wide and twisted body shapes alone and with a partner;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) transfer weight from feet to hands using controlled movement;
(ii) balance with control on a variety of objects;
(iii) develop and refine a gymnastics sequence demonstrating smooth transitions;
(3) grades K-4 benchmark 3: demonstrate competency in selected skills utilizing age- appropriate equipment;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) repeatedly jump a self-turned rope and a rope turned by others;
(ii) continuously dribble a ball, using hands or feet, without losing control;
(iii) receive and send an object in a continuous motion (i.e., throwing/catching, kicking/trapping, striking, volleying, etc.);
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) travel into and out of a rope turned by others;
(ii) hand-dribble and foot-dribble a ball and maintain control while traveling within a group;
(iii) throw, catch and kick using mature motor patterns;
(iv) strike a softly-thrown lightweight ball using a bat, paddle or a variety of body parts.
B. Content standard 2: Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills. Students will:
(1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: demonstrate concepts of body, effort, space and relationships in movement;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) travel, changing speed, direction and pathway, quickly and safely without falling; travel while demonstrating a variety of relationships with objects (i.e., over, under, behind, alongside, through, etc.);
(ii) place a variety of body parts into high, medium and low levels;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) design and perform movement sequences that combine traveling, balancing and weight transfer into smooth sequences with intentional changes in direction (i.e., gymnastics, dance, etc.);
(ii) consistently receive and send an object in an intended direction and height;
(2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: demonstrate motor skills, motor behaviors and motor learning concepts in increasingly complex movement situations;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) use concepts of space awareness and relationships to others to run, hop and skip in different pathways and directions in a large group without bumping into others or falling;
(ii) recognize similar movement concepts in a variety of skills;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) adapt motor skills to the demands of a dynamic and unpredictable environment;
(ii) identify ways movement concepts can be used to refine movement skills;
(iii) explain how appropriate practice improves performance;
(3) grades K-4 benchmark 3: demonstrate critical elements of fundamental and specialized movement skills; grades K-4 performance standards:
(a) repeat cue words for selected motor skills and demonstrate/explain what is meant by each;
(b) refine movement errors in response to positive information and corrective information feedback;
(c) demonstrate the application of critical cues in selected motor skills;
(d) accurately recognize critical elements of selected skills made by a fellow student and provide positive information and corrective information feedback to that student.
C. Content standard 3: Exhibits knowledge and ability to participate in a physically active lifestyle. Students will:
(1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: select and participate regularly in health-related physical activities for enjoyment;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity most days of the week;
(ii) participate regularly in a variety of non-structured and minimally-organized physical activities outside of physical education class (i.e., ball play, tag, hide and seek, skipping, etc.);
(b) Grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity outside of physical education most days of the week;
(ii) use information from a variety of sources, internal and external, to regulate their activity participation;
(2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: identify the benefits gained from regular physical activity;
(a) grades K-2 performance standard: experience and recognize different types of physical activities and their healthful benefits;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: describe how participation in physical activity affects health.
D. Content standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. Students will:
(1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: match different types of physical activities with health-related physical fitness components;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) recognize that health-related physical fitness consists of several components;
(ii) identify activities designed to improve health-related fitness components;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: select activities designed to improve and maintain levels of fitness in each component of health-related fitness;
(2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities in a variety of settings;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) participate in a variety of games and activities that increase respiration and heart rate;
(ii) demonstrate sufficient muscular strength to be able to bear body weight for climbing, hanging and momentary body support on the hands;
(iii) sustain activity for increasingly longer periods of time;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: participate in a variety of physical activities in order to improve each component of health-related fitness;
(3) grades K-4 benchmark 3: begin to interpret the results and demonstrate understanding of the significance of information provided by measures of physical fitness;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) recognize physiological signs and benefits associated with participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity;
(ii) recognize personal strengths and weaknesses based on participation in various physical activities;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) explain the relationship of body weight, body composition and participation in regular physical activity;
(ii) develop strategies to show progress towards at least one personal fitness goal as determined by health-related fitness assessments.
E. Content standard 5: Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings. Students will:
(1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: utilize safety principles in physical activity settings;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) use space and equipment safely and properly;
(ii) recognize that personal space and emotional safety will be protected;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) recognize importance of equipment placement and usage during physical education class;
(ii) initiate the appropriate use of space in game and activity settings;
(2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: work cooperatively and productively with a partner or small group;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) invite a peer to take his turn at a piece of apparatus before repeating turn;
(ii) assist partner by sharing observations about skill performance during practice;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) work productively with a partner to improve selected motor skills by using the critical elements of the process;
(ii) demonstrate the ability to teach an activity or skill to a group of classmates;
(3) grades K-4 benchmark 3: recognize the influence of peer pressure and identify ways of resolving conflict;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) demonstrate the elements of socially acceptable conflict resolution;
(ii) demonstrate effective communication skills;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: identify and avoid the negative influence of peers;
(4) grades K-4 benchmark 4: work independently and on-task for short periods of time;
(a) grades K-2 performance standard: demonstrate independent work habits during short-term activity;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: honestly report the results of independent work;
(5) grades K-4 benchmark 5: recognize classroom and activity rules; grades K-4 performance standards:
(a) consistently comply with the physical education classroom rules to ensure the physical and emotional safety for all;
(b) distinguish between compliance and non-compliance with game rules and fair play;
(c) accept consequences of personal choices.
F. Content standard 6: Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings. Students will:
(1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: explore cultural/ethnic self-awareness through participation in physical activity; grades K-4 performance standard: articulate cultural/ethnic self awareness through written, oral or physical expression;
(2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: recognize the talents that individuals with differences can bring to group activities;
(a) grades K-2 performance standard: work productively with a variety of partners;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: recognize and value the role of each individual in a small group;
(3) grades K-4 benchmark 3: experience differences and similarities among people of different backgrounds by participating in activities of national, cultural and ethnic origins;
(a) grades K-2 performance standard: accept all playmates without regard to personal differences (i.e., age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability level, etc.);
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: demonstrate the ability to successfully work in a variety of cultural or ethnic activities;
(4) grades K-4 benchmark 4: recognize how the media, particularly advertising, influences the perception of ideal body types;
(a) grades K-2 performance standard: identify the three human somatotypes (endomorph, ectomorph and mesomorph) and recognize own healthy body type;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) differentiate between body type presented in the media and own healthy body type;
(ii) identify lifestyle factors that can be controlled and their impact on health and wellness.
G. Content standard 7: Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction. Students will:
(1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: identify physical activities that are enjoyable;
(a) grades K-2 performance standard: identify several individual and dual physical activities that they find personally enjoyable;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: explain the enjoyable characteristics of small group physical activities;
(2) grades K-4 benchmark 2: practice physical activities to increase skills;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) willingly try new activities;
(ii) continue to participate when not successful on the first attempt;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) willingly try new activities;
(ii) voluntarily initiate skill practice to improve performance;
(3) grades K-4 benchmark 3: demonstrate interaction with others while participating in physical activities;
(a) grades K-2 performance standards:
(i) celebrate personal successes and achievements and those of others;
(ii) cooperate and share with partners in physical activities;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standards:
(i) celebrate personal successes and achievements and those of others;
(ii) interact with others by helping them successfully complete their small- group physical activity challenges;
(4) grades K-4 benchmark 4: use physical activity as a measure of self-expression;
(a) grades K-2 performance standard: create movement sequences that are personally interesting and satisfying;
(b) grades 3-4 performance standard: design a movement sequence/game that includes all members of the group in the success of the activity.

Notes

N.M. Code R. § 6.29.9.8
6.29.9.8 NMAC - Rp, 6.30.2.20 NMAC, 6-30-2009

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