"Hello, Brigitte," said Janie. Then Brigitte offered a book she had found that is perfect for a stepping off point for our intended exploration of movement. Thank you, Brigitte! Page by page, we moved our bodies to best mimic the poses and physical formations fo the dancer (Bill T. Jones).
"I did my hardest pose dancing." -Sylvie
"Look at mine." -Lucia
"Takes a lot of practice." -Janie
Developing Drawing Skills Through Self-Portraits
Drawing is a language that is versatile in content and meaning but none-the-less integral to communicating visually and representationally. It is also a great tool for developing the fine motor skills needed for writing. Additionally, it can be a tool for brainstorming ideas and exploring concepts.
Snack Invites an Opportunity to Talk and Listen to Music
"What's that sound?" -Jordan "The computer." -Giacomo "Is it the sound the computer makes? Or is the sound coming out of the computer?" -Melanie "Music comes out of a tiny hole. What do you think Maxon?” - Giacomo “Ours comes out of a speaker.” -Maxon “Yeah! That’s right, Maxon! It comes from a speaker.” -Giacomo "What comes out of a speaker?" -Janie "Music." -Maxon "Nothing comes out of a speaker." -Janie “I think maybe it’s a trumpet?” Sylvie "A trumpet is some music, but this is a lot of music. It’s always doing it. But a trumpet is a little. Trumpets go toot toot.” - Giacomo “What is his mouth doing?” - Janie “I just don’t know what that instrument is.” -Sylvie "That's a hand drum." -Maxon “I have lots of instruments at my house. I have maracas and also big drums.” -Sylvie "I don't." -Giacomo "I think I remember seeing a piano there." -Melanie "I forgot. I do have a piano in my house. It's Rose's." -Giacomo
"Hi, Molly!" -Janie
What a very wonderful first week! Have a great weekend, and virtual hugs to everyone!