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Name of Activity:

Assessing Basic Physical Skills for K-2 (Rubric)

Purpose of Activity:

To assess the essential skills of running, skipping, walking backwards, and side step.


Students should have been introduced to all skills and practiced several times before first assessment. Students should also practiced general safety in open spaces.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Activity space with clear boundaries
Assessment Sheet with Rubric

Description of Idea

This is an ongoing assessment of locomotion skills. A couple times a week, students start class performing these skills from end line to end line. At times, have the students perform skills in gym space randomly. Helpful phrase, 'watch out for your neighbor'.

Assessment Sheet with Rubric

Teaching Suggestions:

Helpful phrases to use:

'watch out for your neighbor'
'hands to yourself'
'stay on your feet'
'use inside voice'

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Submitted by Pamela Niesen who teaches at Wrenshall School in Wrenshall, MN. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/24/2017.

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