Lots of celebrations include dancing, and that is just what the students are learning to do. Ask your child to show you some of the Egyptian dance moves he or she practiced today!
Ms. Kempel, our school division’s First Nations consultant, has been teaching us about the Metis culture and some Metis jigging steps. We first learned the resting step, and then some fancy steps called bunny hop, marching step, front cross, ankles up and chigallop (pronounced chee-ga-lo). See if you can tell which ones we are doing in the video below!
Last Friday night, some Westmount students, including several students from our class, participated in a flash mob at a Warrior (our local WHL team) hockey game. The students were over the moon with excitement to be able to do this, as you can see by the expressions on their faces.
One of my former students visited my class today to perform a First Nations Jingle Dance for us. She even taught some of the braver children how to do the dance.
From her, we learned that the Jingle Dance is a healing dance and that if we weren’t feeling well, the sound of the jingles would help us to feel better.