Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween!

It’s a great day to have rain to get in the Halloween spirit!  Many students have asked about making the skeletons and in some classes we did not get a chance to make them.  Click Skeleton Pieces for a PDF … Continue reading

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“The Sneaky Sounds” Instrumental Prelude

Congratulations to all the performers today!  The Penguins and the Mustangs did a great job acting out “The Vanishing Pumpkin,” our Halloween show.  The Explorers set the Halloween mood with a musical prelude “The Sneaky Sounds.” About a month ago, … Continue reading

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Spider Web Play Additional Photos

Here are more pictures for the Spider Web Play Extensions (click here to read post) and Spider Numbers Game (click here to read post).  Two more days to enjoy spider web play until Halloween!    

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Spider Web Play Extensions

The spider web is proving to be fun for many opportunities of extended learning.  My music selection today was “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from “Peer Gynt” by Edvard Grieg.  Many students recognized the music from movies, their … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Step-Drag On the Lines

In martial arts, the Ladybugs, Rockets, and Explorers learned how to do a step-drag: step with one foot and then drag the other.  We did the step-drag on the spider lines, which gave us directionality, space, and a visual cue … Continue reading

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Call for Materials: Sound Garden

I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Kelly and the Butterflies class to create a Sound Garden at The Parish School.  Having a Sound Garden promotes music learning outside the classroom, providing areas for listening to … Continue reading

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The Spider Numbers Game

I created a spider numbers game using the giant floor spider web.  With pictures of spiders, I numbered them from 1 to 10 and left 6 blank spiders.  As a class, we talked and decided an action corresponding to each … Continue reading

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