What's up? Spring! ...that's what.
It has been such a rich learning experience this year so far- for me and my students. This is the time of year when the students emerging confidence really begins to show. It is noticeable in the fun they are having in class, their increasing ability for eye contact during presentation, and the amount they complain about having to present is almost non-existent now.
What continues to be a challenge for some students is articulation and volume. Daily tongue twisters are necessary for their growing minds and bodies. Here are some favourites.
News from the studios I work at presently:
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Our March recital at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts went really well. Our prose project was Matilda by Roald Dahl. Students created an art piece to present during their memorized sections. It was a delightful show of creativity and fun! Even the 4-7yr olds took part with their self-chosen rhymes.
Next term begins mid-April with speeches and debate for 8yrs and above. Plus, more rhymes for the 4-7yrs.
Also at Shadbolt, is a free Performace Anxiety Workshop, led by myself, to be held on Sunday May the 3rd from 2-4pm. All ages are welcome. Please contact Shadbolt Centre to sign up.
Students will be presenting prose and speeches in the last class- which is very nearly here. Students had such a great deal of fun this year with prose and poems. We barely touched the surface on speeches this year but their beginning research skills are developing well.