Preschool Movement

Department:  Lower School

PreK-3 Movement
PreK-3 students enjoy moving with expression and imagination in a shared space. They explore simple locomotor steps at the signal of a drum such as skip, slide, walk, gallop, hop, and jump. They practice self-regulation as they move, stop, and freeze at a signal, and participate in group games with rules. Red Light, Green Light and Old Grey Cat are favorites. They feel and experience a marching beat, create and hold simple shapes, and use imagination in pretending scenes such as forest, zoo, and toybox. Students are invited to stretch and relax, becoming aware of their heartbeats and breathing. Yoga poses of animals and elements in nature develop focus, balance, and flexibility.  In the outdoor classroom, students test and hone physical skills as they walk across a log, climb on rocks, and carry containers of water. Participating as an audience at school dance recitals adds wonder and appreciation for the joy of dance and movement.

PreK-4 Movement
PreK-4 students learn to move with expression and imagination in a shared space. They learn simple locomotor steps such as skip, slide, gallop, hop, and jump. They practice self regulation as they move, stop, and freeze at a signal and participate in group games. They feel and experience a marching beat and create and hold simple shapes. Students become aware of their breathing while stretching and doing yoga. In the outdoor classroom, students test and hone physical skills as they walk across a log, climb on rocks, and carry containers of water. Participating as an audience at school dance recitals adds wonder and appreciation for the joy of dance and movement.