Check out the easy to follow Scope & Sequence outcomes (the curriculum builds upon itself skill wise with each grade) of the national SHAPE* standards. The outcomes are based on motor development research, children's developmental levels and past experiences in physical education. These outcomes are grouped into 3 categories based on grade level. The 3 categories are emerging (E), maturing (M) and applying (A). A definition for each of these categories is listed below.
E=Students participate in deliberate practice tasks that will lead to skill and knowledge acquistion.
M=Students can demonstrate the critical elements of the motor skills and knowledge components of the grade-level outcomes, which will continue to be refined with practice.
A=Students can demonstrate the critical elements of the motor skills and knowledge components of the grade-level outcomes in a variety of physical activity environments.
It should be noted that in k-3, students will be in the emerging and maturing categories. In 4th and 5th grade some students will be applying but the majority of students will still be emerging and maturing in various outcomes.
All of the outcomes, whether E,M or A, are what a student would be categorized at by the end of the school year (for their current grade level). For example, at the beginning of the year, a 4th grade student may not be able to catch a ball consistently (Emerging) regarding Standard 1 (Motor Skills & Movement Patterns) but by the end of the year they are showing mature patterns that demonstrate they can catch a ball more than 80% of the time. Therefore the outcome for 'Catching' is listed as M for Grade 4.
*Society of Health and Physical Educators
Please note that the above curriculum is now also reflected in the current MT OPI (Office of Public Instruction) standards for HPE, visit that pdf at: MT OPI HPE Standards/outcomes
Note for the next year we will NOT be doing the below information on GREEN CARDS due to covid-19 schedule changes but I have decided to keep the following information posted so that you know what was happening prior to this current change. There will also be no formal grading reported for K-5 from HPE or Music teachers per Trimester.
Regarding the student High-5 Contract Self-Reflection skill sheet (which are printed on green card stock and referred to as green cards): Students are still filling these out per Trimester but I have decided it is more efficient and thoughtful for each student, if I continue to read and respond to them each trimester BUT keep them to send home until the end of the year (so it becomes a portfolio in a sense of our conversation throughout their HPE experience). They are available for you to look at during P/T conferences or you can just see them when they come home at the end of the year! For the following school year, I am excited about the potential to create a similar process but be paperless...fingers crossed it will go hand in hand with our new standards-based grading (instead of Q we will have something else).