I came back to the Jay Street Preschool for my second visit, and I found that they had ‘vibes’/ xylophone-type instruments. so, I was able to use my egg shake – rhythm workshop, and now my melody workshop in class. First time together and it messed wonderfully. I made some big progress in integrating some intentionality into my spontaneous work. If only mentor Michele were there to see it come alive. The day before was rocky.
The good news is, that the Sara Ward folks are going to find these African melody instruments for all the sites.
Its all about getting the teachers confident in exploring words, melodies and rhythm as a natural class activity.
Back in Newark on Monday.