Physical Education

β€œThe first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Mr. Occhialini is entering his third year of teaching at Mohegan Elementary School and his 5th year total as a physical education teacher. Prior to Mohegan Elementary School, Mr. Occhialini was a physical education teacher in New London, CT. Mr. Occhialini received his degree for physical and health education at Central Connecticut State University. He is now working towards a M.A. degree in curriculum and instruction through the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Mr. Occhialini is also a Montville High School graduate. He loves all types of activities but his favorites are soccer and golf. If you have any questions for Mr. Occhialini you can contact him at the email below.

    Email: Mr. Occhialini

Mission Statement:

  • The mission of the physical education program at Mohegan Elementary School is to provide each student with the opportunity to develop into a physically literate individual in our society. Each student will have the opportunity to explore and find an activity that they can enjoy for the rest of their life. Every student will leave Mohegan school with the tools to live a lifelong healthy lifestyle.

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Curriculum Snap Shot:

  • All grades will work on developing the following skills throughout their time at Mohegan Elementary School in a variety of ways.
  • oSpatial Awareness (Personal Space, General Space, Open Space, Closed Space)
  • Movement Concepts (Locomotor Movements, Balance, Levels, Directions, Pathways)
  • Dance
  • Chasing and Fleeing
  • Hand/Foot – Eye Coordination (Rolling, Throwing, Catching, Dribbling, Kicking, Punting)
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Sport Concepts (Soccer, Basketball, Football, Floor Hockey, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee)
  • Spin Jammers

National Standards:

Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.


  • 1.Summer Fitness Challenge Celebration
  • 2.Field Day

Ten Ways to Help Children Develop Healthy Habits

Children will make good choices if you point them in the right direction. Here are some easy ways that you can help your children develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

  • Be a positive role model. Practice healthy habits yourself.
  • Get the whole family active. Plan physical activities that benefit everyone.
  • Limit TV, video game and computer time.
  • Customize physical activities. Children will stick with what they enjoy.
  • Be supportive. Celebrating successes promotes confidence.
  • Set specific goals and realistic limits. Set them up for success, not failure.
  • Find new ways to celebrate good behavior. Don't use snacks as rewards.
  • Make dinnertime family time. Get the children involved in the kitchen.
  • Make a game of reading food labels.

Be an advocate for healthier children. Make your voice heard outside the home.



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