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Hand Gesture Games Workshop
November 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$50
Hand Gesture Games in the Ellersiek Tradition: Finger Plays, Circle Games & Music for the Young Child
with Lynn St. Pierre
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 – Purchase tickets below!
Tamarack Waldorf School – 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hand gesture and movement games are an essential part of an early childhood teacher’s “tool box.” They are a wonderful way to help young children transition from one activity to the next. In this one day workshop, participants will immerse themselves in this delightful work originated by Wilma Ellersiek specifically to meet the needs of the young child. You will learn how to effectively engage young children and provide incarnational support through developmental movement.
Chock full of experiential activities, this course will include
• Finger plays
• Circle games
• Singing in the mood of the fifth
• Rhythmical verse
We will practice the gestures thoroughly to embody this potent work so that you are ready to begin sharing it. A Round Table discussion on the Foundational Senses with Faith Danneil will complete the day.
Lynn St. Pierre apprenticed with noted translator and practioner of Wilma Ellersiek’s books and work, Kundry Willwerth, and was a member of the Ellersiek working circle in Stuttgart, Germany. She presents this work to teachers and parents in workshops and classes throughout the US and Canada, Europe, Africa and India. Lynn was the founding kindergarten teacher at Applesong School in Lyons, Colorado, and is a Spacial Dynamics Level III candidate. Lynn brings gesture, rhythm and rhymes, singing in the mood of the fifth, loving touch, and games that meet the young child’s developmental needs of touch, movement, balance and well-being in support of engaged, cooperative and joyful children.
Round Table Facilitator
Faith Danneil is an early childhood teacher at Tamarack Waldorf School and has completed Nurturing the Roots: A Three-year Advanced Therapeutic Course for Waldorf Early Childhood Educators. Faith received her Waldorf Teacher Certification from GLWI, completing both the grades and early childhood training. She holds an MA in Education from Mount Mary University as well as a BSIR and an MLIS from UW-Milwaukee. She received a diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy with an emphasis in voice and has performed in various settings around the Midwest during the last 20 years. Faith completed The Foundational Studies of the The School of Uncovering the Voice and continues to study with Christiaan Boele.
Lunch on Brady Street or Bring Your Own!