Posts tagged ‘movement’

Arts Enchantment School Visits in Bowling Green, Ohio

Artist/author Melanie Stinson wants to visit your school. She has incredible stones, magic art cards, enchantment to spare and cool moves.

Melanie attended Crim School in Bowling Green, Ohio, as a child. She would like to visit Crim School with her arts enchantment experiences. She looks forward to going to other schools in northwest Ohio.

You can have Melanie come to your school by telling your teacher, parent, or by commenting after this post. Make sure you put your school, what grade you’re in and your teacher’s name, so Melanie can contact the right person.

Click here to learn about a way for adults to help Melanie serve the schools through sponsorships. Children can contribute pennies or dollars and give them to an adult to contribute to Melanie’s fiscal sponsorship. Everything helps defray the cost of what Melanie does and helps out schools too by assuring continued author visits so young people learn about writing from those who do it.

Action Sentences… to vamp your energy & feel more alive – Let’s Get Moving!

If you’ve dropped by to see what’s new: we’re doing a word detect and explore: It’s also a game with five answers. Answers at bottom of page and they give you even more. Pleeeze don’t look till the end.

1. What’s a four-letter word that means to “Mend” a hole in your sock? _ _ _ _-it.

5. How would you pantomime that four letter word with your hands? But what about with your feet? DO IT NOW with your feet. But take your _ _ _ _ _  off so you stay standing rather than slip-sliding away.

Well, that’s a start.

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Just what are ACTION SENTENCES?

A string of action words – those that make you move in any direction – up, down, low, high, forward, back or side to side – in a special way. You could also move in place and you might do it with rhythm or a special kind of timing… fast slow… really quick or sloooow-motion.

Before you read more, see if you can think up a few Action WORDS and pick your favorites.

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See if you can find one or more HERE: Ready to rock ‘n roll?

  • Freeze or flow or do you already know how to groove and toss with words like these?
  • Don’t quote me on that, but if you can’t raise your standards can you at least meet me where I am?
  • What? You’d rather depart?
  • Snake it, shake it, flip or flop in unless you’d rather drop in.
  • Rumba, Cha cha… are you a dance number or do you lumber, slow and sweet?

Got the gist? Just a little twist and maybe you can snap your fingers, glance at the suggested words and figure eight them into… a circle dance. Come on. TAKE A CHANCE.

Can you contribute to the nation, or, are you glued to your location?

Spot dot Spot dot Spot dot… Freeze.

4. IF YOU STILL HAVEN’T GOT IT… Don’t spell the words out, do them. Fun or just _ _ way to start a dance craze?

Dribble sneeze.
Jump race stop squeeze.
Glide glide glide |walk sideways| sneak backwards| tiptoe now.
Wring hop gallop slither roll creep.

2. Meander like a gander. Duck Duck _ _ _ _ _.

3. If OJ means orange juice, are you T O’d that the first letter of this clue came at the end to confuse you? The first letter of this three-letter word sounds the same as this 3-letter word: _ee.

Take a peek:

ANSWERS

  1. Darn
  2. Goose
  3. Got
  4. My
  5. Socks