Wow! Look at that Fantastic Shape!
Students create interesting poses using their feet, arms, torso, and varied expressions.
- Yes, we make "Fantastic Shapes" in dance class.
Students in Grade 2 have learned how to make poses and express themselves through the pose. In these photos, you can see students using a "noodle" to guide their partners in making a pose.
Here's how you do make a fantastic shape.
Abracadabra . . . move your feet!
Abracadabra . . . move your arms
Abracadabra . . . move your torso!
Abracadabra . . . change your expression!
Students created poses with various expressions--happy, sad, worried, angry, confident. They made the rest of their body fit that feeling.
Students are reflecting on what they can do and what they're working on. They even looked at poses of professional dancers to inspire their own poses. Why not try this at home!
- Grade 2
- Seisen International School
Children and, indeed, adults do not have access to their thinking and reasoning skills when they are flooded with emotions.
The winning books, as voted by students in Japan, are announced.
For adults and children alike, routine and predictability are calming during times of stress.
Globally people are experiencing a different sense of loss too. I’m basing this discussion on the SCARF model by Cezar Danilevici.
As the reality of another week of distance learning and disruption of our regular routines sets in this week, I’d like to focus on keeping it simple and go back to some parenting basics.
Whether in Tokyo or abroad, many of us are under self-quarantine. It is important to be aware of cabin fever syndrome – rooted in the feeling of confinement and isolation for an uncertain period of time.
At this time, we would like to encourage our community to take the time to practice self-care. We might find this to be a highly stressful and challenging period. We can help manage our anxiety by acknowledging and discussing our feelings about this situation with loved ones or with myself as the KG/ Elementary counselor who is trained and equipped to deal with stressful situations like this.
It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.
"Gung Hei Fat Choi!" from Grade 1 - Celebrating the Year of the Rat, in Visual Arts classes