It was so nice to get back today. I hadn’t seen the kids since last Thursday because Ms. Rabuck and I were at a really amazing training in Boston. We are going to start a program in the classroom called Yoga 4 Classrooms, and I have honestly never been more excited about implementing something into our class. I explained to the kids what we will be doing and why: to focus, to energize (when needed), to calm and become happier individuals. I think it’s important for them to know why we are are going to learn breathing techniques, take imagination vacations, and yoga poses at our seat and on the floor. After their crazy fun day, they were pretty wild at the end of the day so we took an imagination vacation. I put on soothing music, turned the lights off while they rested their heads on the desks and I read them a passage where they were imagining they were at the beach. When it was time for them to open their eyes, it was amazing how calm they were. Kimora looked at me and said, “Wait, what happened? I thought we were at the beach!” It was definitely a nice way to end our day.
So now onto our fun filled day…
We had a special visitor today who taught us all about our community. Mr. Oscar Wong, who is the founder of Highland Brewery, taught your children all about community jobs, productions, community workers, and how money moves through our community. They all had so much fun, and I’m sure you will see all of their things in their folders. Ask them what their favorite activity with Mr. Oscar was!
Today was also our first day in our TAPAS residency! This was a grant that was funded by Asheville City Schools Foundation. (they are pretty amazing folks!) We have resident artist named Adama Dembele who is coming in to teach the kids all about African drumming. They started today learning a few rhythms and a few dance moves. This will continue next week from Monday-Wednesday and then on Friday, we will have a performance and hope you can make it!!!! You won’t want to miss this!