Karen Shaver is our Physical Education teacher. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 1988. Mrs. Shaver was named Oakley Teacher of the Year in 1997-98 and was National Board Certified in 2001.
Physical Education at Oakley Elementary School provides a variety of activities that teach fitness, basic skills, games, and sports.
Fitness activities for all grade levels include the Fitness Test as well as fitness circuits and activities that enhance a child's muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, and flexibility.
Basic skills are taught in kindergarten through second grade and include activities that enhance a child's skill in catching, throwing, striking, kicking, tumbling, balance, and rhythm.
Games for all grade levels include practice of basic skills in a fun and non-competitive activity such as relays, rope jumping, parachute, four square, and creative time using balls, hula-hoops, beanbags, scoops, jump ropes, and paddles.
Sports for second through fifth grades include learning the basic skills and rules of soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, hockey, and baseball using non-threatening equipment. For example, beach balls in volleyball, nerf tennis balls, and plastic bat and wiffle ball.
Oakley's Physical Education program is designed not only to enhance a child's physical fitness and skills, but also to create a more positive self-image, more desirable social behavior, and the joy of feeling healthy.