I was invited to present at Jordan Creek elementary school about Being a Writer and share the process I went through with publishing Go Go Yoga for Kids. The third grade students were wonderful listeners and asked some insightful questions. Of course we did a few yoga poses and games as well!
It was such an honor and so much fun to be included in the Iowa Association of School Librarians 2017 Conference. I got the opportunity to showcase Go Go Yoga for Kids, including our new Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards and talk about our Being a Writer school presentation.
I got the opportunity to meet several Iowa authors and talk about our resources and what we could do to help Iowa schools and students be interested and engaged in reading. What a lovely group of ladies. I am hoping to see a lot more of them!
We are pretty sure you have never seen a gym full of junior high kids this still! After speaking at Paton-Churdan Schools about Being a Writer and learning a few yoga poses with some fun games. we topped it all off with the Mannequin Challenge: Yoga Style!
I love visiting schools and enjoy talking to the students about being an author and introducing them to yoga. Recently I spent a wonderful morning at the Paton-Churdan Elementary and Junior High Schools speaking to the students about writing and publishing books.
We also learned some fun yoga poses and practiced them with games. A favorite game was the Mannequin Challenge. At the time this challenge had taken over the internet and the students were so excited to be a part of this sensation.
You can view our entertaining Mannequin Challenge below. The kids were very excited about this and I was amazed at their determination and focus to stay as still as they can. Being still isn’t easy when you are packed in tightly next to your classmates, but when you include some balance poses as well, it is even more challenging! The junior high kids are first in the video, followed by the preschool and elementary.
The school kids definitely rocked this yoga mannequin challenge! The preschool and elementary tried their best. It’s hard to be still! No matter what, everyone had fun!
Check out our Mannequin Challenge video below.