Hello and Welcome!!!!
I am the Health and Physical Education teacher here at Salem Middle School. I became an expert in my field by studying at Montclair State University where I also ran four years of track.
The students here at Salem hold a special place in my heart. There are no two that are exactly the same.
Health- Grades 6,7,8
Friendship, Bullying, Nutrition, Drugs and Illegal Substances, Pregnancy, Male and Female Anatomy, Skeleton and Muscular systems.
Physical Education- Grades 3,4,5
Teamwork, Responsiblilty, Following Rules, Throwing/Catching, Dodging, Flexibility, team sports, and individual fitness.
Importance of Being Fit
Have more energy
Reduce feelings of stree
Have more confidence
Better over all health- increased ability to fight disease
Increase mental alertness
Improved academic performace
Overall appearance improves
Gain/lose weight over time
More attractive body proportions
Improved levels of physical wellness
Increased muscular strength
Increased muscular endurance
Improved cardio-respiratory ability
Improved body composition- regulates body fat
Decreased muscle and joint problems
Reduces low back pain
Improves motor skill development