Health, Kindergarten:

In health education, students 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.

Kindergarten students are taught basic factors that contribute to health literacy. Students learn about their bodies and the behaviors necessary to protect them and keep them healthy. Students also understand how to seek help from parents and other trusted adults.

The student is expected to:
  • recognize that personal health decisions and behaviors affect health throughout life
  • understand that behaviors result in healthy or unhealthy conditions
  • demonstrate decision-making skills for making health-promoting decisions
  • know the basic structures and functions of the human body and how they relate to personal health
  • understand how to recognize health information
  • understand the difference between being sick and being healthy 
  • understand that various factors influence personal health 
  • understand 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 §115.2 (Kindergarten)
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Health
Subchapter A. Elementary

Kindergarten Health
Curriculum, click here

Physical Education, Kindergarten

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.

In Grades K-2, children learn fundamental movement skills and begin to understand how the muscles, bones, heart, and lungs function in relation to physical activity. Students begin to develop a vocabulary for movement and apply concepts dealing with space and body awareness. Students are engaged in activities that develop basic levels of strength, endurance, and flexibility. In addition, students learn to work safely in group and individual movement settings. A major objective is to present activities that complement their natural inclination to view physical activity as challenging and enjoyable.

The focus for kindergarten students is on learning basic body control while moving in a variety of settings. Students become aware of strength, endurance and flexibility in different parts of their bodies and begin to learn ways to increase health-related fitness..

The student is expected to:

  • demonstrate competency in fundamental 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 improves health and provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge
  • know the benefits from being involved in daily physical activity and factors that affect physical performance
  • understand safety practices associated with physical activity and space 
  • 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 §116.2 (Kindergarten)
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Physical Education
Subchapter A. Elementary

Kindergarten P.E. Curriculum:





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