Aside from realizing my body is getting older, I remembered how important it is to have arts at school. My kiddos were having fun, interacting with each other, and building relationships. My students were exercising a part of the brain that I often ignore.
Of course I had to incorporate some of the cool tech things that I have learned along the way. First of all I used this website to share the routines with parents. Talk about flipped learning, students could go home and watch their little hearts out. I know it was easier in Casa Rivera. My two boys took my class and as much as I wanted to keep teaching them at home (Just kidding, I was too tired to teach) it was nice to put on a video that they can watch over and over. I was also reminded of the different levels, even within the same age group. Teaching requires differentiation and tons of patience. I was able to take a page out of Catlin Tucker's playbook and had me some station rotation. We learned choreography together and as I identified sticking points in the routine those became the stations.
I'll leave you with a little bit of the showcase from my kiddos, enoy! I know I did.