6:15am: Knock Knock Knock, Good Morning Girls! Time to wake up! Day 2 started out with good morning hugs and songs. Some of the girls needed a little more encouragement to put their feet on the floor. I got to see who was a morning person and definitely who is not! All the girls got […]
Day one started bright and early at the Burlington school.
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I set out to create a short and simple yoga sequence that made sense to children while nurturing their imagination. I used a portion of the butterfly’s life cycle and incorporated 9 yoga poses to go along with it.
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In my dance and movement classes I often say “do not sit like a W”. What is W-Sitting? Have you ever seen a child sitting on their bottom with their legs folded out beside them? If you were to look down from above them you would see a “W”. W-sitting is when the upper legs are internally rotated while the lower legs are externally rotated. This should be discouraged because it contributes to orthopedic problems.
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I recently completed Baptiste Yoga for Youth Training Program called #UNSTOPPABLE. I am realizing how powerful Yoga can be with youth. There are endless studies and reports that explain why Yoga is beneficial. In my classroom these are the 4 things I see…
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Pirate Treasure game with Miss Kim in the Gym. Yo ho ho! Ahoy matey! Shiver me timbers, are you ready to pillage? Heave ho as you hunt for your treasure and return in to your Jolly Roger. Skill Set: Memory & Association skills, spatial awareness, teamwork, sequencing skills, and gross motor skills.
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