- Parent Category: Our School
- Published: Monday, 19 October 2009 15:33
Elementary students begin a formal physical education program in Group C (1st/2nd) grade beginning with three days a week (C-4) and expanding to four days a week (5-6). Play, skill-building, cooperative games, movement and body awareness are emphasized with a gradual introduction to team sports.
Oak Grove’s Elementary Fitness Program contributes to helping students see the importance of physical vitality, caring for one’s body, making healthy life choices, developing understanding, respect and compassion for others, and instilling a sense of responsibility to the whole. Personal excellence, sportsmanship, self-reflection and joy of the game are emphasized over competition.
The lessons young people learn and practice on the playing fields can serve them for a lifetime. They learn about friendship, both the friendship of their classmates, teammates, teachers and mentors and those “others” who they may be competing against. And they learn about community – that each single component is a critical part of the whole. We depend on the participation and commitment of everyone!