I am teaming up with my PE teacher to do a folk dance unit. It will be primarily for third to fourth grade. By utilizing the gym, I will have more room and we can combine our smaller classes to make it more fun (possibly chaotic). At any rate, the students generally like when they get to be in the gym for music. It happens on a few occasions.
One of the dances for fourth grade will be the Virginia Reel. After learning and performing, we will come back to it adding rhythm sticks (red and blue) to make it Star Wars themed.
With PAWS testing in March, it is very distressing when so many of my students are pulled out of specials to make up testing. What is anyone else doing to celebrate the month?