Monthly Archives: April 2012

Earth Day: “Help this planet earth!”

Happy Earth Day!  The Bears, Elephants, All-Stars, Dragonflies, and Kangaroos have been working on our song “Evergreen, Everblue” by Raffi to sing on this day.  They know the song as “help this planet earth!”  Students did a beautiful job of … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: “Knock Hilary Down” Game

“Punch as hard as you can. Try to knock Hilary down.” -Heroes class.               In martial arts, I brought out a body shield target bag for student to practice their punches, kicks, and combination. … Continue reading

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Final Day of Drumming Contest

Nearly one-third of occupational therapists work with children, helping them master the “occupations” of childhood-learning, playing, and growing.  Most schoolchildren are referred to occupational therapists because of handwriting problems (The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy). April is Occupational … Continue reading

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Drumming Contest Day 3

Today is day 3 of the Drumming Contest for Occupational Therapy (OT) awareness in April.   OT is a profession to help people across the lifespan with promoting health and well being through engagement in occupation. Students in every class … Continue reading

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OT Awareness: Drumming Contest

April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Awareness Month.  To increase awareness, I am having a drumming contest in music.  Students have 30 seconds to play the tubano drum as many times as they can.  One teacher sets a stopwatch while I … Continue reading

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