Tag Archives: movement

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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Q-Chord: Move With Colors

I brought out a fun new instruments for the Seals and Dolphins to play: the Q-Chord.   Each student and teacher had a chance to play the Q-chord by moving a finger on the touch pad.  One student was feeling … Continue reading

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From Head to Toe: Body Movement

“I can do it!” – Students in response to “Can you do it?” While patting my leg to keep a steady beat, I read From Head to Toe by Eric Carle with the Ducks, All-Stars, Seals, and Dolphins classes.  Each page … Continue reading

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Happy Active Fridays!

I love Fridays because I teach 5 Creative Movement and Martial Arts classes.  It is a very active teaching day!  Every Friday, I have Creative Movement with the Dolphins and Seals.  The focus of Creative Movement is on developing motor … Continue reading

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Inspired Dance Lessons From “Elephants Cannot Dance!”

“That’s an easy book.  I can read it: Elephants Cannot Dance!” -D. Penguins The Penguins class is studying Mo Willems, so I chose a book we could read together in music and build a music lesson around.  As I turned … Continue reading

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