New Dance Camp Videos

My phone ran out of memory while I was recording my daughter’s summer camp recital. When I realized that I missed the last 2 songs of the medley, I approached a kind looking man with a video camera and exchanged email addresses, hoping he might send me his footage. He did and it is way better quality than what I had anyway. Here are the 2 videos. (Because he was recording to capture his daughter, he left out the tap number in between these 2 segments)

Dance Camp

My daughter attended dance camp last week. For the final day, they put together a dance medley. I think the girls accomplished quite a bit in 4 days! Unfortunately… My phone ran out if memory while I was recording, so I missed her last two songs.

Here she is ready for camp each day:

She loved packing a lunch each day and getting to eat with the other girls.

She also liked waking up earlier.

Back to the Rain Forest part 1

In an effort to finish up our final theme for the school year, we did some Rain Forest things this past month.

We watched many videos on Discovery Streaming and on Netflix, including the Magic School Bus, a documentary on deep inside the Amazon Rain Forest, and others about different indigenous people and animals and the layers of the Rain Forest.

We visited the Rain Forest at the Cleveland Zoo to see the plants and animals up close. The kids played “Where’s Waldo” searching for the camouflaged animals. We got to see the many adaptations the plants use for living in very shallow soil and we got to ooh and ahh at the acrobatics of some of the animals.

The kids each picked a rain forest animal to take home (stuffed).

We bought a coloring book of animals to enjoy.

The kids made notes of some of the things they learned using the iPad app Notability.

We read some magazines and a choose your own adventure about the Rain Forest.

We looked at a jungle sticker book about plants and animals and picked out the ones we had seen at the zoo.

We made a Pandora Station to listen to some of the sounds of the rain forest. The kids liked the mixture of tribal singing with techno in this “Deep Forest” album.

Dance Recital

My daughter performed in a recital at the local theater with her hip hop class. She had a bit of stage fright the night before, but we talked through everything that could possibly go wrong and how it would be ok no matter what. Good thing we did as 3 of the 10 dancers didn’t make it, including the boy who was supposed to act goofy and get the others to leave the ballet line and join in with hip hop dance. Luckily one of the girls offered to fill in, the others switched their places around, and the show went on! She had a blast and is really excited that she will be going to a week of dance camp in June.