Adam wonders what to write about.
Stories come to life through movement,
making reading a "lived experience."
Developed by Anne Green Gilbert, Brain Dance is a sequential eight-patterned movement that connect the mind and body "that prepares us for learning and helps with appropriate behavior and social skills."
Hip-hop to "A Hullabaloo of Words,"
an alphabet adventure tantalizing
the tongue for old and young.
Based on A Hullabaloo of Hippos:
A Lollapalooza of Language from A to Z,
Internationally known literacy expert, Timothy Shanahan says,
"You simply can't introduce
litearcy early enough."
From carpenter to counselor,
Mark Collins, with the help
from young students, developed
a program offering "children ways to tap into their inherent capacities and natural strengths."
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki developed his
music pedagogy after observing how infants & toddlers developed their language skills.
Surround your children
with books & embrace their curiosity. Exploring the world with them begins the process of scientific thinking.
You do not need to start at the beginning of a story and read
to the end. Let the children guide you to the pages they love.
Spring to your feet & watch students
connect reading, science& the arts
through the energy of words,
the Power Allowing Us to Move;
the Power Allowing Us to Think!
A repetition of the same
consonantsound in a series of
two or more words: "A Hullabaloo
of Hippos Hobnobbing along
in H2O Habitats . . . "
Fourth graders discover a hyperbole in the stor When the Camel Sneezed: "scaring the sloth asleep in a tree whose squealing shriek caused cacophony."
Our teacher is a cat, stalking us
across the playground.
"I mean what I sound,
I sound what I mean":
Crash Boom Bang & Clang-a-lang!
-- illustration by Sam Moodey
from When the Camel Sneezed
"My roof is as steep as a cliff."
An original simile written by
Harding School fourth graders.
After Mary performed
When the Camel Sneezed
to fourth graders, the students worked with their teacher creating original figurative language.
During their performance of When the Camel Sneezed, children used Call & Response to chant
the Figures of Speech they found in the story.
Poets work like scientists,
carefully & patiently observing
the world in all its details.
First graders show how imagination & education create
possibilities. Surprising their teacher,
they orchestrate and give an oral reading
of Christopher Counts, The Constellations,
one of the classroom resources. Free listening,
At Creating Landscapes, students from kindergartner through the 4th grade
read Christopher Counts The Constellations and wrote original poetry
as part of their Language Arts & Science Units.
Young students illuminate their imaginations by exploring constellations and forest of fireflies.
A book of original writings, drawings, & photographs by students enrolled
in the 2017 Summer Reading through Movement Program MLK Memorial Center.
Bounce, stretch, slip, & skip
as you listen to Mary's poem
about the energy of words.