Friday, October 16, 2009

Week # 5 Matching PItches

Notice how Bryann engages each child while matching pitches. Many of the children were a little restless, especially since it had been raining all week. But, Bryann still maintained a calm attitude which is important to the children. And even though she

A job well done!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hello Song Week # 5

This week, Bryann led 3 activities during class, including the hello song, matching pitches, and a circle dance with the scarves. This clip is the hello song. Notice how Bryann introduces the hello song and encourages the children to participate with hand motions and singing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What Bryann thinks of the progress we've made so far.

Week #5,

During our time together today, we had fun talking about the progress we've made during the time we've been together over the past few weeks. Bryann continues to share her passion for teaching and learning with me and the children as we continue with her internship.

We spent some time preparing a few activities for her to lead on her own for tomorrow's class. More to come...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bryann's first Harmony Class 10/12/09

Yet another rainy day, but the children enjoyed singing songs like
"Down by the Bay" and "Engine 409." The children even came up with
their own verses of Down By the bay. One of the children actually
added her own clever twist and sang "Have you ever seen a yoga mat,
rolling up itself... down by the bay!!"

One neat moment of this class was Bryann's idea of saying "Lions and
Tigers and Bears oh My" with the children. I took the opportunity to
create a circle march for them while we searched for lions, tigers,
and bears. The children loved following Bryann and as they tapped the
rhythm out on their knees while chanting.

What a great beginning to week # 5!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Week #4 Welcome Back, Miss Bryann!

Today was a rainy morning as Bryann and I ventured out to visit the
children at St. Michael's. Since it had been raining
for a few days now, I was anticipating a high energy class.

And we could definitely tell that there energy was very high, but that
didn't stop us from having a fun time inside!! Here
are a few snapshots of just a few of the activities we did in class
today. Enjoy!

The children love to follow Miss Bryann during our circle dance time.
This week, we lined up together to march and
play along to a song about trains. The children loved making the sound
of the train with their voices and the shakers.