Unit of Inquiry:
As a culmination into our learning for our 'How We Express Ourselves' unit with the central idea of 'Dance, Mime and Acrobatics', it was time for us to perform. We first planned what we wanted to show, then practised and finally presented it in front of K1's.
End of term party:
Unit Of Inquiry:
This week we looked at the different acrobatic skills.
The highlight of this week was, learning about the Flamenco Dance from Gabriella's mother.
She said, the Flamenco Dance had originated more than 500 years ago from India and travelled across the Arab countries before it reached Spain. She showed us the special shoes and dress, girls wear when dancing. She then performed for us and helped us learn some steps. This is what we discovered we were doing when dancing.
Stomping (tapping) the feet,
Using the hands to shake our skirts/shorts
Shaking our bodies
Moving our hands up and down.
She also shared that people in Spain, do the Flamenco at social gatherings and during special events. It was a dance to show happiness and excitement!
We created our own grids and programmed the Bee-bots to move from one destination to another!
On another day we went through an obstacle course where we had to go on, under, around through and beside many obstacles.
We are the class of K2 consisting of 5 and 6 year olds. Our teacher, Ms Smita, facilitates our learning through inquiry and lots of fun!