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In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Amanda Whiteman demonstrates how to use objects to inspire movement patterns as children explore movements of objects and transfer that observation into their bodies to create simple pattern sequences.

Several colorful objects

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier in a classroom with children, using string to explore shapes

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates the importance of self-space in order to move safely in the classroom, utilize movements and skills for dance, and promote self regulation and classroom management.

Laura Schandelmeier works on body shapes with a child and a teacher in a classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates the role of performer and audience as a means of classroom management, self regulation, and self space. She also addresses children's understanding of solo (1) through sextet (6).

Laura Schandelmeier introduces children to the concept of a quintet

 

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Melissa Richardson demonstrates how to use coffee can theater to dramatize a story, teaching children to repeat and create dialogue, change voices to play a character, and recall and sequence a story.

Melissa Richardson reading from a book

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