Physical Education - Mrs. Sliger

Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit.  You are what you repeatedly do." 
                                        - Shaquille O'Neal

My hope at Owyhee Elementary is for the students to LOVE being active.  I don't care how they are active, whether it is a traditional team sport, riding bikes, dance or walking around the track, I want them moving in a way that makes them happy.

Being active offers children more than just physical benefits. Sports typically help kids academically and socially as well.  Physical Education provides a basic level of skill development for students of all abilities.  Maybe something we learn in PE will spark your child to try something new.  Some benefits of physical activity and sports are listed below...are you doing all you can to encourage your child to be involved in sports?

*     Playing sports is fun. It gives your child something to do and a group to belong to. They have a group of friends that has the same goals and interests.

*     Research has found that kids that play sports, especially girls, are more likely to have a positive body image and higher self-esteem. They also are less likely to be overweight.

*     Sports help kids develop discipline. They learn to set goals and then work to achieve those goals. They learn that by working hard they can accomplish the things that they want to in their lives.

*     Statistics show that kids who are involved in sports while in high school are more likely to experience academic success and graduate from high school.

*     Regular exercise increases quality of life. Children who exercise are more likely to continue the practice into adulthood.