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Grading & Curriculum

Student Grades:
Student grades are based on the following:
• Participation and Effort
• Cooperative attitude/Respect towards others (teachers, students, equipment, etc.)
Grading System:
1st-5th grade:
• E = Excellent in all/most areas
• V = Very Good in all/most areas
• S = Average in all/most areas
• N = Needs to improve in 2 or more areas (parent will be contacted by the PE specialist before this grade is issued)
Kinder & 6th:
  • O = Outstanding in all/most areas
  • S = Satisfactory in most/all areas
  • N = Needs to improve in most/all areas
**Grading practices may vary on the school and specialist.  Some assignments, quizzes, and other assessments may influence student grades.
A very broad SNAPSHOT of the PYLUSD Elementary Physical Education Curriculum is below:
Primary Grades (K-3):
In the primary grades (K-3), movement exploration, self development and cooperation skills are
emphasized. Students progress from simple movement to more complex patterns and then apply these
skills to small group activities and games. Some of the many skills learned are:
· Listening skills
· Playground games
· Locomotor skills
· Running and dodging skills
· Cooperative games
· Balance activities
· Manipulation skills (rolling, bouncing, dribbling, underhand and overhand throwing and catching)
· Rhythms and dance
· Simple tumbling
· Partner stunts
· Hoops
· Striking objects with body parts (hands and feet)
· Striking objects with implements (bats, racquets and pilo polo sticks)
· Field games
Upper Grades (4-6):
In the upper grades (4-6), combining skills, higher level fitness, wellness activities and an introduction
to game/sport strategies are emphasized. Enjoyment of activities as well as success for each student is
not dependent on athletic ability but rather on the concept of achieving individual excellence and effort.
Cooperation and respectful Competition is emphasized for all students. The upper grade curriculum covers:
· Playground games
· Running and dodging
· Short and long jump rope
· Throwing and catching
· Rolling/bowling activities
· Partner stunts
· Rhythms and dance
· Tinikling (rhythmic pole activitiy)
· Basic tumbling
· Passing, dribbling and shooting
· Striking objects with body parts (hands and feet)
· Striking objects with implements (bats, racquets, hockey sticks)