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What are we doing in Physical Education?

November 17, 2021 | Zachary Licato

Physical Education for 4th and 5th grade, which meets twice every week, is a time when students work both individually and collectively to build their motor skills in movement, strategy, rules, safety (regarding others and equipment) and sportsmanship. Students receive grades in these areas: Participation & Skills as well as Teamwork & Sportsmanship. They have been doing a wonderful job with the basketball and running units. They participated in weekly timed runs where the focus was building cardiovascular endurance and core strength. 

What units are studied in Physical Education?

  • September-October: PE Policies/Procedures, & Kickball
  • October-November: Basketball & Running 
  • December: Miniterm
  • January-March: Volleyball & Badminton
  • March-April: Badminton & Fitness Unit 
  • April-May: Baseball
  • May-June: Fitness Testing and Free Choice

The students have been doing a great job of cooperating and developing their skills. As we move forward the focus will be on continuing to foster and build relationships. In addition, they will focus on more team centric activities. As always, there are options and variations to the class based on need and varying levels of comfort and skill.

 

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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