It’s summer time again, which means eight weeks straight of Shake, Shimmy, & Dance!
It’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle
I don’t remember if I’ve used this book before, but it’s a great way to get kids up and moving. Then love running from the tiger and climbing and swimming to get away from him. This was a great success although I did do a fair amount of panning the book around the room so that everyone could see the details. I’m wondering about maybe getting a projection system set-up in the future…
Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
Reach for the Sky — Alison Faith Levy
Get This Party Started — Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Wimoweh — Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights
Jumping and Counting — Jim Gill
Colors — Bari Koral Family Rock Band
One, Two, Three, Whee — The Learning Groove
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins
How It Went
This week I saw a lot more regulars back at Shake, Shimmy since it was the official launch for all of our school-age programming this week. I was glad that I had a bright shiny new prop for them to use. Both “Reach for the Sky” and “Jumping and Counting” are direction-based songs — perfect for music and movement programs. I let the kids have a free dance with “Get This Party Started” and we all practiced sleeping and roaring during “Wimoweh”. Both “Colors” and “One, Two, Three, Whee” were our prop songs this week. My boss came in and took video and pictures during this. It’s my first real record of how music and movement works here!
(For an example of the Powerpoint and handouts that I made for each Shake, Shimmy please visit the original post.)