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Ms. MaureenMovement Educator

Ms. Maureen’s Musings

November 20, 2017
We continued our “Fun with Winter” theme this week in Movement. Not only did the children get to keep riding scooters on their tummies, but they could also sit on the scooters while holding a hoop and being pulled by a friend.

Something new they got to do this week is “Ice Skating”!! Well…sort of. I laid out a small parachute, on which the children used paper plate “skates” in order to slide around, while their friends held the parachute tightly, like a slick, ice pond. Of course, the “skaters” got to glide to the music of the famous “Skater’s Waltz” by Émile Waldteufel. This “Ice Skating” exercise helped the children to work on their coordination, as they learned that in order to make the “skates” work, they had to slide their feet and not lift them as though they were just walking.

Of course, the final activity was a repetition of the ever-exciting “SNOWBALL FIGHT”!! The children threw soft, cottony “snowballs” across the room to (at?) each other.

I’d like to again remind you that Ms. Maureen (me) is performing a Chanukah show at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific this weekend and next, as part of their “Holiday Treats” festivities. If you are currently a member of the Aquarium, I hope you might be able to attend one of my 20 minute shows out in the Amphitheater. If you’re not a member, I have fliers that permit you to get a child in for free with a paid adult admission. Please just come find me in the ECE to receive a flyer.

My shows are:

Saturday, December 16, 23 & Sunday, December 17, 24 - 12:30 pm

I hope to see you and your little ones there!

Remember…“Keep it FIT, and Keep it FUN!”