Friday, December 7, 2012

First Snow, Shadow Play and Yoga with Jen

Here are some photos from the last few weeks.


The Stretcher Project

A few weeks ago the children had a great time playing "Rock-a-Bye-Baby". One child would lay in a blanket, the other children would swing them back and forth with my help holding one side of the blanket. I asked the children if it would be possible to do it without grown-up help. A brainstorm session was held. Children quickly came up with the idea of a swing with a ladder. The children drew pictures of their ideas. We may be able to add a swing in our classroom. I introduced the idea of a stretcher.  We discussed how to do this and decided to give it a try. These are pictures of the process and the end result.
A visit from Monica to learn Indian Dance

Monica came to our classroom to teach the children Indian Dance.  She introduced poses that represent animals.  After the children practiced the moves, she put the animal poses in a story which they acted out. We all enjoyed the lesson and the dance. Thanks Monica!