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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to School with Newspaper Dancing

Hurray!  We are back in school and back to making music!  This week students at Richwoods learned how to do the newspaper dance.  We started with a section of the paper, unfolding it and laying it flat.  This was our "dance floor".  Students then could dance in their space.  Before we started, each group decided what they considered to be "dancing".  Most groups said that to be dancing you had to move your arms and legs in some fashion.

And so the dancing began...
Now, as fun as that was...it was just getting started.  Next, we stepped off the newspaper and folded it in half and stepped on again.  After a while, students had to move in very creative ways to stay on the newspaper.
We had a great time defining "dance", practing making the fraction 1/2 and movin' and groovin' to some great tunes.