Physical Education Overview K-12

  • Physical Education Philosophy

    The Physical Education Department, as well as Naperville School District 203, has made a commitment to prepare students to live healthy, productive and physically active lives for the 21st Century.

    • Physical education will provide every student with a variety of challenges that will contribute to the development and maintenance of their physical, cognitive, and affective well being.
    • Students will be provided with the foundation for making informed decisions that will empower them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
    • Physical Education is a lifelong process, which is the primary responsibility of the student, shared by home, district and community.


    Physical Education Curriculum Beliefs

    • The following strands must be interwoven into the K-12 Physical Education curriculum: movement skills strand; fitness education strand; team building strand; cognitive/literacy strand and technology strand.
    • Quality daily Physical Education is essential, Kindergarten -12.
    • Delivery of quality instruction requires certified physical educators.

Physical Education Curriculum K-5

  • K-Grade 2

    • Bean Bags
    • Domes
    • Following Directions
    • Locomotor Skills
    • Moving in Open Space
    • Moving in Personal Space
    • Orientation
    • Starting & Stopping

    Grades 1-2

    • The Concept of Fitness
    • Four Square Lead Up
    • Understanding Cardiovascular Fitness
  • K-Grade 5

    • Cooperation

    Grades 1-5

    • Pedometers

    Grades 3-4

    • Educational Developmental Gymnastics
  • Grades 3-5

    • Cooperation
    • Dance
    • Dribbling
    • Exercise Cards
    • Exercise Task
    • Heart Rate Monitors
    • Kicking
    • Secret Exercises
    • Striking
    • Team Building - Cross the River
    • Team Building - Life Rafts
    • Team Building - Noodles
    • The Circuit