Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Copiable Dance for Primary Grades

"Dance" is part of the Arts curriculum and this tends to be a problem for many of us teachers!
But you can simplify things for yourself when you remember that children love to sing and move. All you need to do is put them together!

In the primary grades, the best approach is to teach a song with movement in the lyrics.

The children need to learn the song well so that they can sing as they perform the movements.

They will enjoy themselves and experience a feeling of accomplishment at the same time. And you, as the teacher, will be teaching "dance" painlessly!

The following is a song my grade one students loved. The second page explains the movements along with diagrams.

Click on each image to enlarge and print.

Shake them Simmons Down sheet music
Shake them Simmons Down

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