Students in grades K-5 have Physical education everyday for one week and then rotate to science for one week. Please make sure your student brings shoes that are appropriate for the gym, sandals and boots are not allowed for safety reasons.
National Physical Education Standards from NASPE
Minnesota has not adpoted specific standards for Physical Education, so SPPS has adopted the standards from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Each physical education lesson taught at Dayton's Bluff addresses these standards as appropriate to the grade level and activity.
National Standards K-12 Physical Education
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
- Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
- Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in various types of physical activities.
- Participates regularly in physical activity.
- Is physically fit.
- Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.
Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.