Dancing the Hokey Pokey

It was a busy day at the Gooch Residence today, so after meeting a few new families we jumped right into the Hello Song. I immediately noticed that it was going to be a busy class with a couple of distractions, so I took some time to review some basic rules in the friendliest way possible. Thankfully everyone was on board, and we ended up singing through tons of material, including some songs to prepare us for Halloween Week (Pumpkin PumpkinFive Little PumpkinsI'm Dressing Up For HalloweenThe Very Scary Spider). I could tell that some of the older children had been practicing during the week, and it was fun to hear them singing so loudly. I decided to take some requests to keep the group fully engaged, and we ended up dancing the Hokey Pokey not just once, but TWICE! Other songs included The Wheels On The BusI Wake Up My HandsBath TimeLittle Green Frog and Old MacDonald.

Overall, it was a great class and although busy, the energy was positive. I definitely got the feeling that next week, with some practice, it could run a bit more smoothly.