Prairie

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Physical Education

A strong foundation in physical education will prepare students for a lifetime of physical activity and better health. The choice to participate in a wide variety of activities outside of class will help develop a lifestyle towards greater health and fitness. By being introduced to a variety of activities students will begin to identify their own personal interests and abilities. Through the different exercises, drills, games and activities students will learn and gain the importance of health fitness, motor skills, cardiovascular endurance, and brain health habits.
Health fitness will incorporate: appropriate warm-up and cool-down techniques, healthy nutrition and hydration, and understanding how their personal fitness level will affect their performance level.

Motor skills will be developed through various activities and drills. Students will develop speed, quickness, footwork, core strength, agility, coordination and balance. A variety of these drills will include: jump rope, hoops, karaoke, oil wells, tennis ball drills, dodge ball, volleyball bumping, football throw and kick, dribbling and badminton.  These are several examples of activities used in class. Rhythmic skills will be developed with skipping and dance.

Cardiovascular endurance will be increased daily through active and willing participation in a daily routine of skipping, drills and games. Students will be expected to go to the track and run for endurance. Elementary students will participate in the year end Field Day to display a variety of skills and cardio endurance.

Brain health habits are a big factor in physical education. Students will demonstrate positive social behaviors during class by participation in leadership roles, sportsmanship, cooperation, and team building. Students will learn the importance of: positive feelings experienced during and after physical activity,
understand how strategies will increase their enjoyment, stress management and self talk.