In her latest installment of Making It Work, LeslieAnne Bird provides some suggestions for summer reading for professional development.
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Happy End of the School Year! You made it! You’re either just beginning your summer vacation or you’re sliding down the hill so fast you’ll be there before you know it. Either way, we send our good wishes for a restful and enjoyable summer break. Take off your shoes and dance in the grass a bit. You’ve earned this time rejuvenating your body, mind and soul. As always, thanks for all you do. You make the world a better place.
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A Picture Book of Possibilities
This week, rather than giving you a lesson plan, I’m sending you to a picture book that is full of possibilities for springtime fun. When I was in the classroom, I would use this picture book every May with the classes that I team taught with Jenny Burnett, a wonderful dance teacher. Jenny and I are in the beginning stages of creating materials for early childhood music and movement classes that will be packaged under the Playful Pathways product line. We thought you might like to play with Up, Down, and Around during these last few weeks of school.
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Ardith Collins offers an activity inspired by the works of Orff, Keetman, and E. E. Cummings, and designed to tap into your students’ creative spirits.
The Count is a concentration exercise – a group activity – that I used with my student ensembles in the last few minutes before going on stage for a performance. It is a very useful th…
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