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First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility. In addition, they assess the technique of jumping rope.
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
Learners analyze their own physical fitness and develop a personal fitness plan. In this physical fitness lesson, students complete a lifestyle survey and calculate their own body mass index. Learners create a physical fitness journal and adapt their lifestyle to achieve a greater level of physical fitness.
Sixth graders discover hypertension and facts regarding blood pressure, BMI, and fitness. In this personal health activity, 6th graders visit blood pressure, bio-impedance analyzer, and physical education learning stations that require them to assess their personal physical fitness levels.
Students practice skills of physical fitness to prepare for The Presidential Physical Fitness Test. They practice daily using specific exercises like curl ups and the one mile run/walk. The lesson plan allows students to project a profile needed for passing and they are encouraged to undertake healthy lifestyle choices.