Child development is taken into account in movement education and games classes. Each lesson contains a rhythm of joining together and moving apart. Highly active games balance quieter ones, and working together as a group is a part of each class. As we move up the grades, the children are slowly coming into their individuality and the movement curriculum reflects this. By the Fifth Grade there is a focus on beauty, form and preparation for the Greek Games competition in the spring. In Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades the more conventional sports are brought into the curriculum. At this time the children have a growing understanding of rules and teamwork. At the same time, they are developing their own self-discipline and competitive nature. They are aspiring upwards in terms of exactness, technique, timing, and the spirit of the law, while becoming more aware of the world around them. Not only does a movement class provide the opportunity for the children to play games and have fun, it also works with their social interaction by teaching them to play with each other before they play against each other, to acknowledge each other, to play safely, and to gain an appreciation for all kinds of movement.


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