Unit Of Inquiry: How We Express Ourselves
Focus: Dance- to express our emotions.
Emotion? What are they? How do we express them? Some of them are: happy, sad, excited, scary, lonely, loved, proud, worried, jealous, upset, disgusted and included.
We then looked at dances from around the world. We watched how people moved their bodies in different ways to express their feelings.
Japanese Dance: We looked at how people from Japan dressed in Kimonos and moved their bodies gently to soft music. It showed that they were calm and happy.
We made our own fans and danced to the Japanese music.
Lion and Dragon Dance from China: We first watched these dances and saw that the people jumped, skipped, moved their hands up and down. Some of us were scared while most of us thought that it was fun and exciting!
Strand: Shape and Space
Focus: Describing and locating one object to another using the language of position and direction.
In literacy we learnt that it is important to sound the words when reading and writing. We looked at the beginning at the ending sounds in words. This helps us become better readers and writers.