Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ballet Numbers - points of a room

I love teaching my girls while integrating the arts.  I feel like it's such a natural way to approach learning and when I see these little projects become the building blocks to a bigger step with no confusion from them my hearts leaps.

Last year we began a number project to reinforce number recognition.  Each day we took a number and built a number board that also had a color theme.

With all of our colors we were able to use our play room to create a (sorta) color wheel

We had to add two more colors or shades to this project to make it work so I added black and white.  

The numbers and colors 

1 - white
2 - Red
3 - Orange
4 - Yellow
5 - Black
6 - Green
7 - Blue
8 - Purple

With these number boards we hung them around the room to illustrate the 8 points of a room as taught in classical ballet.

Note:  RAD and The Cechetti have a different method for numbering their directions. 

This is a glimpse of what our playroom corners look like

This year I added a new prop to my bag of teaching tools.

Using a cut yoga mat and a marker they now have a visual aid as I give them directions such as sit facing 3.
When our reading improves I will add to the reverse side stage directions, upstage, downstage, stage right, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Love how you associated the colors with the different points, and making a personal "box" out of the yoga mats is genius!!


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