Friday, September 12, 2008

do re mi fa sol la ti do

Here are some fun pictures of me teaching my music class. I teach a 4 different separate classes throughout the week. Each one lasts for about an hour, and it is so much fun! The classes are level 2 which are the ages 6-9. There are 40 kids in each class! I have been having a lot of fun with the kids.

Today I taught three of the classes and they all went really well. I do a lot of rhythm exercises with them, activities, and solfege. Today we learned the song " I wiggle" and they loved it! Last week we learned "Give Said the Little Stream", that one was a little bit harder but they still understood. I am so excited to teach these classes throughout the semester. It is going to be a challenge for me in many ways. I have to constantly keep their attention, the moment that they get distracted, the kids go crazy! I have learned that yelling "hey!!!" does not workout so well. They listen to me more when I am doing something new that they have never seen, or when I focus on the good kids, instead of the bad ones. Sometimes it is hard because they are just so cute I want to squeeze them, or they are so funny that I want to just die laughing!! I try to stay calm though and keep my cool. :)

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach music at the school. I know that it is a HUGE blessing. My major at Berklee is Music Education, so this experience could not be more perfect. I look forward to the rest of the semester to learn, grow, and especially to love these children.


Spuhlers said...

I love that you are teaching music! You have such talent to share with them. They are blessed to have you teaching them. I started a little girl singing group this year too! So fun, I'm sure you could give me some good pointers :)

DANIELLE said...

FUN! I'm so happy that you get to have this experience in your life!