Author Archives: Hilary Yip

About Hilary Yip

Music Therapy. Martial Arts. Rowing/Coxswain. Creative Movement.

Bean Bags, Steady Beat, and Good Friends

The All-Stars and Ducks are focusing on friendship and teamwork in their classes. For a musical experience, we sung a little song and tossed bean bags with a steady beat to recognize the good friends around us. While tossing the … Continue reading

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Culture In Focus: Russia!

Every February, the Intra Curricular Activities Teachers (ICATs) team focus on one culture to learn more about in-depth. This year, as a salute to the Winter Olympics, we are learning about Russia! The Turtles, Giraffes, Chefs, Bears, Zebras, Wranglers, Rockets, … Continue reading

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“Root-A-Toot-Toot” Story and Instruments

Thanks to the Houston Symphony, the Parish students had the opportunity to play real brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, and French horn) to our story, Root-A-Toot-Toot by Bernice Myers. After explaining how to pucker lips to create the embrasure and to … Continue reading

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Zebra’s First Martial Arts Class

Today was the Zebras’ first martial arts class!  I went over our rules: keeping our body safe, trying new things, and having fun.  For the next three months, we are focusing on body awareness, strength building, coordination, and self-discipline through … Continue reading

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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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