This week my second graders are learning about the scientific method. We’re excited to add Science in Motion by Lisa Amstutz (an Ohio author) to our lesson. We’ve agreed on identifying dancers working with body parts in high, medium, and low space. We’ve added circular and angular movements. The class can observe and talk about their observations.
Swingy Blues Music to accompany warm up and games! About this time of year movement students begin to reveal their love or distaste for “movement
Initially students need a demonstration using the finger like a crayon or pencil. Once they get the hang of writing in the space around them, they are ready to use a knee or elbow. Some students will gravitate toward more abstract expressions like writing with the nose or belly.
Using design thinking in dance education… We learn empathy by solving problems with and for other people. We learn to try new things when something doesn’t work. We make things we can really use & not all our projects look the same. We figure out what problem we’re having. We get to do what we want and still accomplish what the teacher wants. We stick with it even when it gets hard. We learn to solve problems and we solve them.
From the pandemic to the election our communication has been polarized. This year we’re focusing on bringing opportunities for meaningful conversations to the clients we
Hats off to all of the Arts Faculty at Ashland High School. As we add dance to the district, we’re joining an incredible group of