It didn't take the kindergarteners long to learn the new routine: Ms. Woods or Ms. Breuer picks three people, and these three take off their shoes, press play on the tape player, and dance, twirl, and skate to a Pete Seeger song! Then when they're done they can sip "hot cocoa" with "marshmallows" (aka cotton balls) while they watch the next round of skaters. This activity is great for the kids' gross motor skills, plus their social development (they have to cooperate with two other people in the rink with them, and take turns at the hot cocoa station). And most importantly, it's fun!
Here are some photos of the kids enjoying the skating rink! We have some good little dancers in our class.
|Hot cocoa?! No way!