Health and Physical Education
Grade 2: Active Participation
Overall Expectations
•participate on a regular basis in physical activities that maintain or improve physical fitness (e.g., games, gymnastics, dance);
•recognize the personal benefits of being physically active;        
•acquire living skills (e.g., basic problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, and interpersonal skills) through physical activities (e.g., games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor pursuits);        
•follow safety procedures related to physical activity, equipment, and facilities.         
Specific Expectations
Physical Activity        
•participate vigorously in all aspects of the program (e.g., individual and group activities, dancing to music, co-operative games);        
•identify the reasons for participating in regular physical activity;        
•display readiness to participate in the instructional program (e.g., taking out and putting away equipment, joining in readily, wearing appropriate clothing, and applying sun protection when necessary);        
•stay on task, follow instructions, pay attention, and see tasks through to completion;         
Physical Fitness        
•participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity (e.g., an aerobics routine) for five to ten minutes;        
•explain the importance of stretching the large muscle groups through warm-ups before physical activity;        
•recognize that the body needs activity for sustained amounts of time to improve the strength of the heart and lungs;        
•assess their degree of exertion in physical activities (e.g., by calculating their heart beat or breathing rate);         
Living Skills        
•participate in personal or group goal setting related to physical activity (e.g., to bring proper clothing for gymnastics, to bench step for two minutes);        
•demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills and respectful behaviour (e.g., displaying etiquette, playing fairly, co-operating) in physical activities;        
•provide help to and ask for help from group members.         
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