Personal Reflection (Part I)

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Personal Reflection (Part I)

Culture is often looked at as an integrated pattern of learned behaviors, and beliefs that we often share among groups. This includes the way we interact, communicate, our views on relationships, roles, values, and customs. My culture is very important to me in regards to the music, art, and dance that makes me, me and the others around me, individuals. I grew up listening to music that I loved, along with learning how to dance through many dance classes I took. This includes tap, jazz, and ballet. When I listen to music from my culture, I feel that I connect with the music through the lyrics I hear. Music helps me at times, to deal with my emotions. Dance makes me feel the same way. I feel free and careless
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The bulletin board signifies that we all have a common bond even though we may look different or have a different background and culture than others. We start off with a big piece of white poster board. On top of the poster board I have already painted in the words, children around the world. Then I set out all the different colors of paint, paintbrushes, and smocks I have. The children will paint a picture of earth in the middle of the white poster board. Then one child at a time will pick any color of paint they want and we will paint their hand. Children also have the option of mixing multicultural paint together to match their skin color if they prefer. After their hand is painted they place their hand on the poster board and press down. This art activity helps to add a deeper and more personal meaning to celebrating diversity. This art activity also helps to promote the unique qualities of all students. The bulletin board also helps children to make multicultural creations as they learn more about the world around them. “A bulletin board is an excellent way to make history real by connecting it to kids’ lives and their community” (Education World, 2016, …show more content…
This is because they gain an understanding and acceptance of each other and they learn that difference simply means diversity. Dancing helps with children’s physical development because they use a greater range of motion, coordination, and enhanced sensory awareness. Dancing allows children to express their emotions. Dancing also helps with cognitive development by creating spontaneous movements that that can be solved with a response in movement. “Movement provides the cognitive loop between the idea, problem, or intent and the outcome or solution” (National Dance Education Organization, 2016,

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