Sunday, September 26, 2010

We had the Dragon Dance at the Cultural Festivals at our School.

I offered to produce a cultural item for our school cultural festivals in September 2010. I came out with the idea of Dragon Dance and was very happy that Helen Squires who is also very creative wanted to be part of it! Together, we put the item together. To make it more interesting, we had added kung fu and umbrella dance as well. We are very thankful to the talented children who wanted to be part of it!

Garth J made the dragon head and Helen and I put the dragon body together.

video

7 comments:

  1. Hello, Ms. Jenny, My name is Leslie Ketchum and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I am taking EDM310 under Dr. Strange. I will be posting a summary of your two latest post on My Blog. Feel free to contact me. I loved the video. The children looked like they had a blast. I think thats extremely important. They should enjoy coming to school, not dread it. When the faculty gets really involved with the students and the school in starting programs and festivals it gives them something to look forward too. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and will continue to do so.
    Thanks,
    Leslie Ketchum

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  2. This is great Jenny. The Dragon item was absolutely fantastic in all it's parts. Talented teachers and students. I liked reading your blog. This is my first time on it and I have found it really interesting.

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  3. Hi Jenny, My name is Morgan Mohler and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I am currently taking EDM 310 with Dr. Strange. I think that it is really neat that your school has cultural festivities and they sound really fun and educational! When the content the children are learning is fun, they actually want to learn it! I also think that it is really important for students to learn about different cultures! Is this something y'all do once a year or once a month? It sounds like a really fun way for everyone to get involved!! If you would like to contact me you can via my blog: mohlermorganedm310.blogspot.com!

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  4. Hello Miss Jenny. My name is Tara Watson and I am a student at the University of South Alabama majoring in Special Education. I am currently taking Dr. Strange's EDM310 course.
    I am encouraged by your involvement with your students. I think cultural festivities are a great way to get the kids involved and having fun. It also helps them to escape from their own reality and visualize how life would be in other regions. I'm definitely looking forward to having my own class and creating fun activities for the students.

    Thank you for sharing this,
    Tara Watson

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  5. Hello Mrs.She,

    My name is Jessica Hadaway and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I am an Education major and am taking Dr. Strange's EDM310 course. Loved the idea of doing a cultural event with the students. Thats why I love blogging so much for the classroom. Blogging also opens the kids up to whole other world beyond themselves of other boys and girls and what they are studying. This looks like a great project and I know your students enjoyed making it. I look forward to following your blog.

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  6. Hi Ms. She,
    My name is Leigh and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I am in the course EDM310 with Dr. Strange and we are learning how to use technology in education. I am studying elementary education. I really enjoyed reading your blog post. I think introducing different cultures in the classroom is important and fun! I think the Dragon Dance idea was great and I am sure your students loved it. I know I would! I enjoyed the video of your students very much! They look like they had a lot of fun and learned a lot. They are very talented. It looks like they really enjoy your class. This is a great idea and I will refer back to this when I have my own classroom. I will comment on another post next week and then summarize it to my blog. Feel free to check out my blog :)

    http://setserleighedm310.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hello Ms. Jenny She, My name is Krista Edwards and I am posting my second comment. I am a student of Dr. Strange EDM310 class. The Dragon Dance used in the school cultural festivals is a good way for students to be able to interact with the festivities of another culture that is different from theirs. This particular cultural festivity was full of fun and excitement and the children enjoyed it. Giving children the opportunities to interact with the world helps them to learn about diversity. My blog site is http://edwardskristaedm310.blogspot.com/

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