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Virtual PE? No Problem!

May 5, 2020 | Zachary Licato

Welcome to our virtual physical education class!  Just like every challenge I set for 4th and 5th grade classes, they have by far exceeded my expectations. The students have created a PE community full of sharing, cooperation and performing challenging workouts together as a class. We discuss the workout for the week, make suggestions, and check in with our friends. 

As we find ways to stay together while we are apart, it is vitally important that we exercise and release endorphins. This can help reduce stress and anxiety and add some fun in a cooperative and team oriented setting. Our choice as a class is usually 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 15  minutes and can do about 8 different exercises in that time. The students have done an amazing job! I am so proud of their thoughtfulness to take care of each other and to challenge themselves with our weekly workout! Bravo!

Zachary Licato

Teacher, Physical Education and Health; Learning Support (7th Grade)

Mr. Licato is a proud lifelong resident of Hudson County. In addition to teaching Physical Education at Mustard Seed, he also coaches the Weehawken High School varsity baseball team, the Weehawken HS varsity football team and the Weehawken HS girls’ varsity basketball team.

During his time as a high school student, he played varsity football, baseball, and basketball, lettering in all three sports.

Mr. Licato grew up in an artistic family: his mother is a writer, and his father is the Artistic Director of Hudson Theatre Works, a professional theatre company located in Weehawken.

His greatest passions are coaching and teaching, but he also enjoys reading, listening to music, exploring the wide cultural food palate of local restaurants, and traveling with his wife, Gina.

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