Tag Archives: dancing

Students Share Favorite Songs

At the beginning of every school year, I ask the elementary students to share their favorite songs that they like to dance and sing to. Knowing what they like, I can incorporate them into my lesson plans for dance time … Continue reading

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Dance, Dance, Dance, and Stop On Plate

“We dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, and then stop on a plate!” Focusing on the student’s impulse control, listening, and direction following, I had the Seals and Dolphins dance and then stop on a plate when the music stopped.  For … Continue reading

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Cultural Immersion: Japan

The Chopsticks learned about Japanese culture this summer through singing and dancing to “Sakura,” playing the autoharp (sounds like a koto), and playing the kokoriko.  We learned how to dance in Japanese style with large and slow arm movements; contrary … Continue reading

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