• Goals for PE 

    There are six learning standards for NYS Physical Education: 

    Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. 

    Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical activities and proficiency in a few select complex motor and sports activities. Example: Demonstrate basic motor skills (run, climb, hop, manipulative skills (throw, catch, strike), and non-locomotor skills (balance, weight transfer) using mature motor patterns while engaged in a variety of activities. Apply the concepts and principles of human movement to the development of new skills (catching objects while moving, throwing objects using opposition). a. Participate in physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area. b. Develop physical fitness skills through regular practice, effort, and perseverance. c. Demonstrate mastery of fundamental motor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills, and understand fundamental principles of movement. Example: adjust performance of skill as a result of monitoring or assessing previous performance (moves closer to target or throws at altered angle of release following toss that falls short). d. Understand the effects of activity on the body, the risks associated with inactivity, and the basic components of health-related fitness (cardiovascular, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition) Example: engage in physical activity and frequent monitoring of pulse rate to reach and maintain a target heart rate for an appropriate amount of time. e. Demonstrate and assess their fitness by performing exercises or activities related to each health-related fitness component, and establish personal goals to improve their fitness. Example: performing additional push- ups each day to improve upper body strength, additional stretches to improve flexibility, and additional running to develop cardiorespiratory fitness. perform appropriate warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after vigorous activity to avoid muscle injury. Example: set a personal physical activity goal and track progress toward its achievement. f. Understand the relationship between physical activity and individual well being.

    Standard 2: Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.  

    Standard 3: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness. 

    Standard 4: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.  

    Standard 5: Recognizes the value of physical activity for overall wellness, enjoyment, challenge, and/or self-expression.  

    Standard 6: Recognizes career opportunities and manages personal and community resources related to physical activity and fitness     

                         to achieve and maintain overall wellness.