One More Time!

After taking a week off for Family Day, I was glad to have a great class eager to jump right into the music. We had mostly new kids this week, though you wouldn't know it by the way everyone - moms and kids - sang along as soon as they got the hang of it! We started with a trio of hand warm-ups: One Little Finger, Open and Shut Them, and Hands Together. The toddlers were great at counting, and the babies seemed to like the attention they got as the moms moved their hands for them. We danced in and out of the circle as we practiced a major scale, singing, "Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello... goodbye!", which of course left us all with a case of the giggles. We looked at how to play the tambourine properly, and it ended up being one of the more popular instruments during the jam time! We finished with a rousing rendition of James Brown's I Got You (I Feel Good), which left the whole class cheering and laughing as I called out on the final chord, "Okay, three, two, one - stop!" but the cheers and jam continued! We all laughed and declared, "One more time! Let me hear it!" tambourine