When we think of intellectual activity, we always imagine people sitting still, motionless. But mental development must be connected with movement and be dependent on it. ~ Maria Montessori
Living Sky School Division received an ArtsSmart grant for dance in Kindergarten called I Can Dance My Learning. Guest dancer, Ashley Johnson is working with six teachers and their students to explore Creative Dance and Brain Dance in the classroom. Check the Early Learning pages for lessons, videos and anchor images to reinforce concepts of dance.
Working together to create shapes with our bodies.
Developing my body/side capability on the floor. (Brain dance)
Creative dance and floating scarves. Look how well I can move in a cross lateral pattern.
We can web our ideas on paper and show our learning with our bodies.
I can move off balance while on my chair and develop my vestibular system.
Inspiring Movement, a two year long exploration into dance and what inspires us to move with joy, curiosity and courage. Ashley Johnson, dancer in residence with Living Sky School Division, has created these resources for educators. All materials created are developed to teach the Saskatchewan Dance Education curriculum outcomes. We welcome you to browse the Lesson Bank, view the videos and find the supports you need to teach dance education. Just keep dancing!
Bready Elementary School
All material created and shared on this blog remains the property of Ashley Johnson but is available for educational sharing through the terms of the residency.
Creative Partnerships is funded by Sask Culture, Sask Arts Board and Living Sky School Division no. 202.