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Archive for April, 2012

We’re Going West Like the Pioneers!

April 22, 2012
We’re Going West Like the Pioneers!

I’ve been working on our next unit for our students and it dawned on me that I usually put up all the information after it is all done, so maybe I’ll to try uploading it as I go – that makes me already behind!  It’s incredible the amount of information I can go through...
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Country Line Dancing Through the 80s!

April 20, 2012
Country Line Dancing Through the 80s!

The 80s! What a blast! So what to do?   The logical choice was “Footloose”. The kids loved it!  It didn’t hurt that they just remade the movie so they had heard the music recently.  They think of the music as their own.  You can watch this video for some of the chooses of silly...
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Strolling with Soul Train in the 70s!

April 19, 2012
Strolling with Soul Train in the 70s!

Exploring the 70’s Watch as they “Stroll” to Earth, Wind and Fire on Soul Train. To continue our discovery of dances from the past, our students watched a Soul Train clip to see them do the “Stroll”.  This evolved over the years but my students saw the possibilities when there was a little more...
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The Decades as Studied by my Clever Students!

April 18, 2012
The Decades as Studied by my Clever Students!

  The Social Studies unit – The Decades – that covered the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! This was the cover of our decades program for our student skits! To help with the research I found videos on the dances of the different decades for my students to have an opportunity to do. It...
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Dancing in the 60s!

April 15, 2012
Dancing in the 60s!

This site has lots of pictures of different dances (some look really goofy!!) throughout the decade but I picked the following video because it was easy for my students to follow and they had fun with it. Video for the pony, twist, locomotion… After our students watched the video then it was time to...
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Hand Jive in the 50s!

April 14, 2012
Hand Jive in the 50s!

Doing the Hand Jive As we explored the decades with our students, we found music that was popular then and one of the dance moves was the hand jive.  Our students picked it up pretty quickly.  It was fun to watch them demonstrate it to others! This video is a nice collection of 30...
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We’re Living History of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s!

April 10, 2012
We’re Living History of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s!

Living history makes real and brings it to life for our young students. It’s fun having an opportunity to dress up like Halloween!  Venee and I had a blast with our students going back in time and exploring events and music from the recent past.  This was our culmination – and it was a...
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Easter Bunny

April 5, 2012
Easter Bunny

Reinforce the alphabet with this coloring sheet.  Have your child connect the dots with upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers 1 – 7.   Tweet
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