• PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADE 2
    What children will study this year:
    Students are introduced to the following:

    • Movement and Coordination Skills
    • Spatial Awareness
    • Teamwork and Sportsmanship

    Units/Assessments:

    • Introduction to PE
    • Cardiovascular Fitness
    • Muscular Fitness
    • Nutrition
    • Lifelong Fitness

    Fitness Tests Documents
    Boys

    • Mile Run Boys
    • Half Mile Run Boys 
    • Pull-Up Boys
    • Sit and Reach Boys
    • Sit-Ups Boys
    Girls
    • Mile Run Girls
    • Half Mile Run Girls
    • Pull-Ups Girls
    • Sit and Reach Girls
    • Sit-Ups Girls
     

    In order to participate safely and successfully, students should have tennis shoes for physical education activities and recess.

    Adaptations and modifications will be made for students on an as needed basis.


    Program and Grade Level Understandings

    Anoka-Hennepin Program Understandings articulate what students should understand and be able to do when they leave the K-12 program in Anoka-Hennepin. The grade level understandings demonstrate what students should understand and be able to do when they leave each grade level. The grade level understandings increase in complexity as students progress through the K-12 program.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNITS

    What families can do at home to help:

    • It is important that youth of today develop regular exercise habits and activities that will be continued throughout life. In order for our children to become truly fit, these fitness activities must extend beyond the school day. Family and friends can have a major impact on a child's level of physical activity in many different ways. 

    Intro to Physical Education
    Students will be introduced to physical education. Discussion will include class management, sportsmanship, grading, safety, teamwork, and an overview of curriculum units of instruction.
    Unit Information for Families - Academic Standards, what students should know and be able to do, and vocabulary.  

    Cardiovascular
    Students will learn about cardiovascular fitness and will be asked to identify activities that will change their heart rate. Students will begin to understand that there is a direct correlation between exercise/activities and heart rate. At the conclusion, of the unit students will be asked to pick an activity that will raise their heart rate and explain the reasoning for their pick. Finally, they will be asked to give a new example of an activity that will intentionally change their heart rate.
    Unit Information for Families - Academic Standards, what students should know and be able to do, and vocabulary. 
    Muscular Fitness
    Students in second grade will learn to recognize the difference between bones and muscles and there purpose. They will be assessed on their knowledge of what bones and muscles do and why they are important to the body.
    Unit Information for Families - Academic Standards, what students should know and be able to do, and vocabulary.  

    Nutrition
    Students will be introduced to the food plate. Students will learn to identify foods, and place food in appropriate group. Students will be assessed by their ability to identify food using the food plate. Write or draw an additional food for each of the five groups. Please note that while the focus of this unit is on nutrition this unit requires the continual development of physical fitness.
    Unit Information for Families - Academic Standards, what students should know and be able to do, and vocabulary.   

    Lifelong Fitness
    Students will be introduced to the idea of lifelong fitness. They will learn how lifelong activities promote personal health and physical fitness. They will develop an understanding of different activities that they can participate in at any age. Students will receive an activities calendar at the end of the year. The calendar is used to record physical activity during the summer months.
    Unit Information for Families - Academic Standards, what students should know and be able to do, and vocabulary.