I headed up to Fountain Hill ES for the afternoon session, again two weeks after our last visit. I did Giants with Thunder Tubes, worked in the banjo and She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain, and then concentrated on writing a verse to The Cat Came Back. We came up with:
The Cat was at Fountain Hill, prowling the hall,
He saw the Music Room, a guitar on the wall.
He strummed a Beatles tune, one by Justin Bieber, too,
The music teacher said, “Don’t touch my stuff, hit the road, shoo.
We were in the music room with the music teacher as we wrote this, so it was great to have her input on the last verse, so the kids can now sing it with feeling.
The project is headed towards a song about one of the ‘good habits’ that the district is promoting and I’m looking towards the one “Sharpen the Saw”, encouraging healthful habits to take care of your body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I asked about things that they do, when they know things are right. I brought up having my guitar in tune. Other ideas popped up like a sharp pencil, a cold ice cream cone on a hot day, soccer on fresh grass, smooth paint brush, slam dunk in basketball, and other good ideas that we’ll work on next week.
Another good session.