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Developing the Circus Scene - Preparation for Music Composition

The second grade students have been creating small wooden doll circus characters  during music classes with clothes and props made from felt and pipe cleaners to help add details to the circus stories and scenes that they have written in homeroom.   326 more words


Balance & Symmetry in the Circus

We explored the idea of balance using this video and activity from the North Carolina School of Math and Science that introduces vocabulary and concepts of gravity, balance, symmetry and center of mass/gravity.   126 more words


Circus Arts for Kinesthetic Connection to a STEAM Project

To immerse the children in the embodiment of circus acts, we took a field trip to an after school circus arts specialist, TNT Circus, who specializes in facilitating these activities for young children.   158 more words


Inspired by Alexander Calder

I found this lesson on Dick Blick, and modified it for my students who are much younger than the lesson’s intended students. I drew the shapes on the metallic paper, and the children used air dry clay instead of styrofoam for the base. 56 more words