Tuesdays are always fun with a variety of student levels.
The morning starts with the little Seals enjoying the surprise of the red stocking and the jingle bells inside of it. While holding the bells, we worked hard to hop and stop together. They were evening saying “hop” as they hopped along!
Recorders are a popular instrument in elementary school and I decided to start the first recorder class at The Parish School. The Mustangs are learning how to control their breaths, work on the fine motor coordination of the fingers, and to play with a group of peers. Playing “Hot Cross Buns” have really worked our appetite over the last two months. I sent home the recorders with a copy of the music over Thanksgiving break. Most of them practiced and they sounded well together during our rehearsal. The student’s improvised solos between the song will surprise you!
As I am preparing for a Holiday song game next week, I had to learn what songs students knew. The Heros were able to listen an initial 15 songs independently. Then I started humming tunes and they were able to correctly guess the 10 of them and that reminded them of more holiday songs. They even knew, “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas,” a song that I learned last year during my internship. We ended with a total of 31 songs! I was surprised how many holiday songs we knew were able to name! They are excited to play the holiday music jeopardy/bingo/name that tune next week. It’s going to be fun!