Integrating Movement into Learning

Melanie Fillmore

This past week 3rd-6th grade students and their teachers participated in the GAINS (Growing Arts in Nebo Schools) program.  The District Dance Specialist, Melanie Fillmore, has been visiting with students and teachers to help integrate more movement and into their day to day learning. They also worked on ways to use creative movement in their PE portion of the school day.

3rd, 4th, and 6th grade all enjoyed learning different kinds of locomotor movement. Locomotor movement is any kind of movement that takes you traveling through the space and is foundational to coordination skills. These grades were also introduced to the Braindance. The BRAINDANCE is a series of movement patterns that helps the brain to integrate and work more effectively.  

5th grade learned a folk dance from Colonial England times. We talked about how folk dance contributed to the society of that time.

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