WFISD teacher gets students moving through dance party


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Stephanie Roberts has been teaching kindergarten at Lamar Elementary for the last nine years; however, this school year she’s found a new fun way to get her kids excited about class.

“Who’s ready for a dance party?” Roberts said.

“Meeee!” Her class responds.

Roberts puts on a dance party at the end of each day, so as the disco lights come on and the music starts playing, tiny little feet begin moving to the beat.

Roberts said the party is a reward for the students. For working hard all day, they get to play hard at the end of the day.

“This is something that brings us together to end on a happy note and to get them excited about school,” Roberts said.

Roberts said she got the idea from a kindergarten teacher out of Tennesee with a blog called The Kindergarten Smorgasboard where the teacher said they look forward to dancing time every day.

“They’ll ask,” Roberts said. “Like some days, we just, a couple days we have not had time to do it and they get upset, ‘what about our dance party?’ They get kind of upset if we don’t do it.”

If someone asks the students what their favorite part of the day is, the answer is simple.

“The dance party,” Robert’s student Sariyah Mcgowan said.

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