Category Archives: Ducks 11-12

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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The “Action Cards” Dance

“Fishing!” said M. Ducks. “Bowling.” said J. Bears “Hoopla-hoop.” said J. All-Stars To create a structured sequential movement activity with the preschool classes, I used action pictures on cards.  With all the cards faced down, a student picked one and … Continue reading

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“I Bought Me A Cat”

Welcome back to school after spring break! Many preschool classes were and are learning about animals in March.  “I Bought Me A Cat” is a fun animal song with animal sounds.  I took the original outline of the Aaron Copland … Continue reading

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Balloons! Happy Birthday!

Today is my 25th birthday!  Students have been wishing and singing me happy birthday throughout my classes and all day.  Some even asked if we could stop class and have cake or a party instead of our music activities.  I … Continue reading

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“The Dancing Dragon”

In addition to music and videos to learn about Chinese New Year, I have been reading a book called The Dancing Dragon.  This book talks about cleaning, red scrolls, cymbals, gongs, singing songs, masks, lion dance, dragon dance, and the parade. … Continue reading

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