I was disappointed in today’s attendance, with only three students showing up. I was hoping to finish up our song with some energy. Hard to do with only a handful of kids, two of which were the shyest and one who couldn’t speak English. Phew!
We warmed up with some rhythm exercises, trying to create patterns and sharing them with each other. Good work.
We turned to finishing up the song with the final lines of the second and third verses. It was like pulling teeth. We came up with the lines:
Windmills catch the wind and make electricity / blades go round and round, circular mobility. (??!!)
The tides go in and out; we can store that energy / the moon moves the currents across the bubbly sea.
I don’t think the kids knew about the moon and the tides.
I’ve signed up to present the song in an assembly. I was hoping for it to be next week on the 14th, but it’s been moved to Thursday, 21st. I’ll do the morning one, but I have an assembly near Philly in the afternoon.
I don’t know if I’ll have enough kids that actually have rehearsed song, the melody has been in flux as well. I’m not sure if it’s ready for the public, but that’s an important part of the process. Hmmm.