Promenade, do-sa-do, heads and sides and bow to your corner echoed around Gleason Lake Elementary’s Commons as second grade students learned the fine art of square dancing from caller Dan Sahlstrom of Andover, Minnesota.
As part of the opportunity, the students learned the culture, history and language of square dancing and spent the afternoon practicing their new moves with classmates and teachers. The opportunity was made possible through a PTO grant for the second grade social studies unit “Now and Then.” In the “Now and Then” unit, teachers work to give their students an authentic experience. Each second grade class also spent a day at the Cahill one room school in Edina, Minnesota to experience what it might have been like to attend school years ago. The second grade at Gleason Lake is taught by Sarah Haight, Emily Knopik, Deanna Rehnke, Gloria Sterud and Carolyn Sund.
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