I love exploring water within a dance class - the actions of water, the states of water, and how water travels high to low, across, around, and through. I explore water in elementary school classes and even with my 6th grade middle school students.
Water Can Be... - by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrator Violeta Dabija - is a great addition to your collection of springboards for water dances. The text is poetically written, and most of it could be the script/narration for a dance with students in 2nd-5th grade.
Water is water -
it's fog, frost, and sea.
When autumn comes chasing,
water can be a.....
The text is divided by the seasons. The descriptions and actions are varied and playful. The variety of text can easily lead to giving each student a "part" for the dance.
In the back of the book, the author provides "more about water," detailing scientific facts about each concept touched upon in the book.
Water Can Be... will provide rich connections between science and dance --- exploring the movement and action of water in our world.