Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Half-Moon Stance

In martial arts today, the Penguins and Explorers learned how to do a half-moon stance.  This is a strong stance that requires coordination, spatial awareness, and body control.  I taught the students to have their feet at the opposite corners … Continue reading

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Plate Skating on Carpet

In the spirit of winter time, we are plate skating in the music room!  Students are given two paper plates to place under their shoes.  Sliding on the plates slows down the students to go at a controlled pace  Several … Continue reading

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“Ring Them Bell” Promo Video

The Parish School’s 30th Anniversary concert by Music Doing Good, “Ring Them Bells,” is in 10 days (December 8th at 7:00pm)!  Click here to read about the Choir’s experience recording with Music Doing Good. The Parish School Choir (Penguins, Labs, … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Chestnut Oak Winter Program

The Chestnut Oak cottage of All-Stars, Monkeys, Zebras, and Giraffes students have begun rehearsals on stage for our show, “Giving Thanks All Year Long.”  Each class is singing one song and at the end, the whole cottage is singing one … Continue reading

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“Ten Shiny Snowflakes” Counting

Thanksgiving is over and the students are ready to celebrate the December holidays.  Before we get to the holidays, we are celebrating the coming of winter, though it is still warm in Houston!  To start off, I am reading “Ten … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday (and Friday!)

The Ducks picked what they were thankful for this morning.  From amongst many choices, the students picked music, cookies, books, teachers, crayons, toys, and happy faces.  Their faces lit up when they named their picture and were happy to share it … Continue reading

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The Choir Performs with Music Doing Good

The Parish School choir and I have been excitedly waiting for this day to record a choir performance to be shown at the 30th Anniversary Kickoff Concert, “Ring Them Bells” with Music Doing Good on December 8th.  Music Doing Good … Continue reading

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