Sunday, January 13, 2013


Joe and I usually get to teach art and PE together on Fridays. Unfortunately in January and in July the class schedule changes for intensives (the kids all take an extra class because in the Korean elementary schools they are in winter or summer vacation) and we do not get to teach together on Fridays. Sad.

Last Friday, Joe has a short break and was able to help me out for most of art class. Where we made sensory balloons.
We filled large balloons with flour and/or rice. The kids got to squish them and kneed them. It was a fun quick project.

But then he had a first grade class to teach and I was on my own for PE.

We only had about 30 minutes. We played a modified dodge-ball game, then when we had about 5 minutes left we decided to do a little "yoga".

Now, I use the term "yoga" very loosely. Basically we just do some light stretching and some modified yoga positions that the kids can all do. I name them silly things that the kids like or think are funny.

The kids are really into it and stay completely silent for "yoga". They understand that it is a relaxing, quiet activity to get us focused and calmed down.

 I call this pose, "tall mountain".

Look at that balance.
"Angry Kitty Cat" 

 Stretching out our "angry kitty cat" into the "flat cat".

 My flexibility or lack there of is demonstrated in this pose, the "seal".

 Look at the little boy in the bottom left corner...hahaha. Stretch it out Tony!

 Look at how flexible these little people are.

 Big, strong "t" pose
 And finishing up our yoga session, finding our calm and centering our energy.


I need to look up some new "yoga" positions, but until then these ones are keeping us busy.

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