Let’s Retry This….

Well, last week was somewhat of a fail I would say.  If you can recall, I tried to follow along with a Facebook reel, which ended up being very hard!  I moved from beginner yoga videos that I had been doing in the previous weeks, to an intermediate yoga video last week.  I felt a little defeated after trying the intermediate video because I felt as though after all of these weeks of practicing, it should have been much easier for me than it was.  Here is a snapshot of what the video looked like.  I mean in hindsight, I probably should have realized that this video would be difficult because just look at the way this individual is bending their body, it actually looks insane! I definitely CANNOT bend my body like that, and I feel as though no matter how much I practice, I will never be able to, but I am going to stay positive and keep on practicing and only time will tell, I guess!  With all of that being said, I decided that this week it would be a good idea to practice some of the moves that I practiced last week, before moving on to another difficult video.  Again, I had some good laughs while practicing, especially when trying to balance my knees on my arms and lift my body off of the ground. I decided to try the slo-mo setting on my iPhone to showcase my yoga moves.  This setting is super easy to use.  You just open your camera and slide from “photo” to “slo-mo” at the bottom of the screen.  This is what it should look like: Once you are there, you just click the red button, and the video will start recording.  Once you are done, you click the button again, and voila, the iPhone will create the slo-mo video for you!  Here is a slo-mo video of me making a fool out of myself.  I hope my fall gives you all a good laugh because when I watched the video back, it definitely gave me one!   Anyways, next week I will try a new intermediate yoga video, and then maybe I will move on to an advanced video the week after that, as we really do not have a lot of time left this semester.  We shall see!

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Sign me up! Exploring Facebook.

Since hands on learning is truly my jam, I decided to use some internet sources to search for Floral Arranging classes available near me. I started with a simple Google search. The closest one listed was from a shop in Saskatoon called Twig & Bloom.  Next, I hopped onto Facebook to have a look at some local florist profiles. The first one was the Lumsden Florist. They had a TON of options for Take and Make kits that could be…

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Hula in Winter

  Aloha! This week for the learning project we decided to learn how to Hula with this youtube channel: Miss Jessica’s World. The video of selection is called: Learn how to Hula in Miss Jessica’s World and the instructor’s name is Ava Rae Luna. What a fun little lesson for my kids to learn. I, unfortunately, did not capture any footage of my toddler dancing to it this week, but he was hula”ing” his hips away. In the video, you will see me and my two-year-old dancing to the lesson and he also loved it: Mother and Two-Year-Old Hula. In the video, we learned that the hula dance is a Polynesian dance from Hawaii. We also learned that there are several aspects to the hula uniform: the Pa’u skirt:   Maile Lei around their neck and Haku Lei on their head: Kupe’e for the hands:     Then we learned of the hand positions which I, unfortunately, could not find a very specific description of them but they are in the video: Position 1 is represented by the 1st girl on the top row on the left, position 2, position 3, and position 4. Then we dived into the feet movements such as kaholo as seen in the photo, then hela also represented in the bottom row in the photo, then ‘Ami, and then Ka’O. We finally put them all together. It was a very informative and fun video to learn from and if you want to add some polynesian dance to the classroom for some cultural learning, I think that would be so helpful for students!   Thanks for following long, and cheers to the reading week!    

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