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May 19, 2020 | Zachary Licato
Virtual physical education/health class creates a unique set of challenges for the 6th-8th graders. However, with very little hesitation, the middle school students have created a classroom that is thoughtful and honest. This helps us build relationships as a group that are strong and solvent during what has been a long stretch of distance between us. Each team of students has built an encouraging and authentic place to discuss a wide variety of topics. Some of these questions consist of;
As we find ways to stay together while we are apart, it is vitally important that we exercise and release endorphins as well. The 6th-8th grade has also been able to workout from home and discuss workout variations and ideas about how to stay active. The most challenging type of workout given space and equipment considerations is a HIIT workout, also known as high-intensity interval training, The students will vigorously exercise for 30 seconds and then take 30 seconds to rest. We do that for 20-30 minutes and can do about 10-15 different exercises in that time. The students have done an amazing job. Perhaps there greatest strength during our class time is their thoughtfulness and their ability to carefully listen to each other. The students know that we are always stronger together. They have far exceeded expectations and I am so proud of them.