Colorado Model Content Standards
    For Physical Education
    1st Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1: Students demonstrate competent skills in a variety of physical activities and sports.
    First grade students will:
    ● travel in a backward direction and change direction quickly, and safely, without
    ● travel, changing speeds and directions, in response to a variety of rhythms.
    ● jump and land using a combination of one and two-footed takeoffs and landings.
    ● roll smoothly in a forward direction without stopping or hesitating.
    ● balance demonstrating momentary stillness, in symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes
    on a variety of body parts.
    ● use the inside or instep of the foot to kick a slowly rolling ball into the air or along the
    ● catch, using properly positioned hands, a gently thrown ball.
    ● use at least three different body parts to strike a ball toward a target.
    ● combine shapes, levels, and pathways into simple sequences.
    Standard 2: Students demonstrate competency in physical fitness.
    First grade students will:
    ● manage own body weight while hanging or climbing.
    Standard 3: Students demonstrate the knowledge of factors important to               
    participation in physical activity.
    First grade students will:
    ● identify changes in the body during physical activity.
    ● state reasons for safe and controlled movements.
    The following Physical Education expectations exceed the Colorado Model Content
    Standards. As a result of participating in a quality Physical Education, it would be
    reasonable to expect that the student would be able to perform the following.
    First grade students will:
    ● identify appropriate behaviors for participating with others in physical activity.
    ● be considerate of others in physical activity settings.