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My PD/Conference Updates
ECCPA (Early Childhood Conference of Performing Arts) Genazzano FCJ College, Cotham Road, Kew, Melbourne 16th and 17th June 2007. My presentation will be on multicultural music and movement.
ASME (Australian Society for Music Education) 40th
Anniversary Conference. Perth (Western Australia) Convention Centre 6-10
July 2007. I will be presenting two workshop sessions -
CAYPAKS (Children And Young People Are Key Stakeholders) Conference Perth Western Australia 23-25 July 2007. I will be conducting a Skills and Activity Based Workshop titled "Using Music and Movement to Empower Children at Risk".
Is this the Easter Bunny?
In searching for an appropriate article for Easter, I came across this hilarious picture and article in Wayne Mansfield's newsletter The Maverick Spirit, and wanted to share it with you. Many thanks Wayne for your constant source of great material! For more of Wayne's inspiration, please go to http://www.themaverickspirit.com.
He weighs in at 22 pounds (10 kilos) and measures a
little over 3 feet (1 metre). He is a breed of rabbit called German giant
(how appropriate!). This is his owner, Hans Wagner, struggling to hold him
up. From the
NY Post article:
Why We Love Children
I enjoyed the fast pace that kept all of the children fully occupied. Great music! The kids enjoyed the physicality especially the parachutes, scarves and games, e.g. 'cat and mice'.
Peter Clarke, Frankland Primary School, Western Australia
|About The Author
Marlene Rattigan B.A., Dip. Ed. (ECS), CELTA
Marlene Rattigan is an Early Childhood teacher, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and from 1987-2000 was a nationally accredited fitness leader. Her background is in music education. A keen interest in motor development in children led to the creation of Kidz-Fiz-Biz which she taught successfully for 13 years. Marlene also conducts workshops for children, teachers and parents at schools, in the community and at festivals. She has produced teaching manuals complete with audio CDs which are an extension of her 'Kidz-Fiz-Biz' program.