[room 209m] week eight dancing
October 13, 2016
It’s Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). At my school, we have three large heritage celebrations a school year: Latino Heritage, African American Heritage, and Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage. Our first is the Latino Heritage Celebration at the end of this month, which means we are in full gear-up mode. One of the events we had is a special teaching artist who came in twice to work with all the kindergarten and first grade classes. She’s great when it comes to working with young kids, my students with disabilities included. She teaches them dances and various movements; she introduces them to songs from all over Latin America; and she gives them opportunities to experiment with various instruments like maracas and drums. This past week, she was in the room teaching the students a dance where they got to wear hats. They just had a ball wearing the hats, twirling them, and twirling each other, too!
Getting ready with their partners
Ready, set, twirl!