Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Week # 13

Beginning and ending each class in a similar way is helpful to instill routine in the children's daily lives. This is one big reason why we sing the ABC Music & Me 'Hello Song' at the beginning of every class.

Passing out the scarves is sometimes tricky business in an ABC Music & Me class.Allowing the children to ask for a certain color gives them the opportunity to be unique and independent. Although, we do not always allow them to have their way. There are times when we will simply say "You get what you get and you won't pitch a fit" :-)

Bryann carefully instructs the children to play the "high" and "low" notes on the keyboard and incorporating their "high" and "low" voices as they play.
Even the teachers get a turn sometimes, by the demand of the children. :-)
Sometimes, Bryann tells the children to close their eyes and wait for their "surprise" -each get a colorful scarf to wave as we gather for our circle dance! And sometimes, the children are unhappy with their colors. Bryann simply reminds them to "be happy with what you get..and please don't pitch a fit..." or to "please trade with someone if they wish to trade!"

Taking time to sing a silly song or hear each other sing individually is something so special to us.

"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing."

-William James

"The only thing better than singing is more singing."
Ella Fitzgerald

Taking attendance before each class is another important part of being a Kindermusik teacher. Each week, Bryann diligently gathers the children from the playground and leads them into class, taking careful note of who is absent and present.

"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence."
Samuel Johnson

1 comment:

  1. This is such a wonderful way to present Bryann's journey and her "good beginning" in helping little hearts. Thank you for sharing.

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