Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Time to Give Thanks

I always never like to see class end but this month the goodbye dance is my favorite time of class. We are teaching our little ones about all the things they are thankful, not only during this time of year but always. It's wonderful to hear so many wonderful repsonses from our little ones what they are thankful for.

Many of them tell me how thankful they are for their families, friends, food, teachers, house and friends. I love this mom and dad because they love me and......they buy me toys! This to me tells me that they are thankful for their toys, which they should be, but they are thinking of other things first!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving :) ~Philly

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Our favorite time of year

This is our absolute favorite time of year! Not only is it a beautiful time of year, the leaves are changing, the weather is mild but we also get to do one of our favorite movement stories- "The Painter and the Elves"!

I have spoken with my teachers and we all agree that there is something about "The Painter and the Elves" that our students just love! They can barely hold their excitement in, once they stack those carpet squares and know that it almost movement story time. ITS SO MUCH FUN!

Not only are they having fun with the stories, but this time of year is so exciting because we are learning so many new dance terms and some pretty tricky dance moves. Now that we got our tendues, we are moving on to posse's and boy does that take some balance!

With this movement story, the new terms we are learning and the holidays right around the corner, it is no surprise that this is our favorite time of the year!

Happy Fall!!