I am so happy that I was blessed with the opportunity to share my love for movement and music with the third graders here at Salvador Allende. We started with a session about Zumba in the classroom. The main purpose was to prepare the children for the zumba experience and go over the rules.
1. No Talking
2. No Touching, keep your hands to yourself
3. Everyone must participate. No watching
4. Be respectful
5. Have fun and freestyle
Gracia made hand and body movements to go along with each rule to make understanding and remembering the rules easier. Next, the children wrote down the rules and drew pictures next to each representing the meaning visually. It was a great success!
Alfonso, and Eva were very kind and helped make the class possible.
The children behaved fabulously! They remembered the rules, and followed them. It was great to see their smiling faces enjoying moving to the music and singing the words to the songs that they knew. Everyone involved had fun. I think they were motivated to use their English a little more too.