Health Education, Grade 1

The Health Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state that in health education, students will acquire the health information and skills necessary to become healthy adults and learn about behaviors in which they should and should not participate. To achieve that goal, students will understand the following: students should first seek guidance in the area of health from their parents; personal behaviors can increase or reduce health risks throughout the lifespan; health is influenced by a variety of factors; students can recognize and utilize health information and products; and personal/interpersonal skills are needed to promote individual, family, and community health.

In Grade 1, students learn more about their bodies and how to care for themselves. Students also begin to learn that relationships exist between behaviors and health, and that there are community helpers such as nurses and doctors who help them stay healthy. In Grade 1, students also learn skills to help them make friends, resolve conflicts, and solve problems.

The student is expected to:
  • understand that personal health decisions and behaviors affect health throughout the life span
  • understand that safe, unsafe, and/or harmful behaviors result in positive and negative consequences
  • demonstrate basic critical-thinking, decision-making, goal setting, and problem-solving skills for making health-promoting decisions
  • understand the basic structure and functions of the human body and how they relate to personal health
  • recognize health information
  • recognize the influence of media and technology on health behaviors
  • understand the difference between sickness and health in people of all ages
  • know healthy ways to communicate consideration and respect for self, family, friends, and others
  • comprehend the skills necessary for building and maintaining healthy relationships
Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II
Chapter §115.3 (1st)
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Health
Subchapter A. Elementary

1st Grade Health
Curriculum, click here

Physical Education, Grade 1

In Physical Education, students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically-active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically-active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan.

First grade students continue to develop basic body control, fundamental movement skills, and health-related fitness components such as strength, endurance, and flexibility. Students can state key performance cues for basic movement patterns such as throwing and catching. Students continue to learn rules and procedures for simple games and apply safety practices associated with physical activities.

The student is expected to:
  • demonstrate competency in movement patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms
  • apply movement concepts and principles to the learning development of motor skills
  • exhibit health-enhancing, physically active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge
  • know the benefits from involvement in daily physical activity and factors that affect physical performance
  • know and apply safety practices associated with physical activities
  • understand basic component such as strategies and rules of structured physical activities including games, sports, dance and gymnastics
  • develop positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with other in physical activity settings

Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II
Chapter §116.3 (1st)
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Physical Education
Subchapter A. Elementary

1st Grade P.E. Curriculum:

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