March 24, 2021 | Kristen Jordan
Last week was our first week of Music class with Dr. Smith, one of Mustard Seed’s music teachers. Although Dr. Smith was virtual, the children connected and followed her like she was right in the room!
We sometimes see Dr. Smith in worship music videos and songs, and we hear her teaching music class to the 6th graders next door, but this was the first time the Trees children were able to interact with her during music class! The children were so interested and focused.
Dr. Smith led the children in some new and very fun rhymes and chants.
“Can you follow my directions?”
They helped her to make soup by cutting up vegetables:
“Chop, chop, chippity chop.
Cut off the bottom and cut off the top.
What we have left, we’ll put in the pot.
Chop, chop, chippity chop!”
They practiced their best “Yee haw!”, just like Cowboy Joe!
Children also worked on some voice exploration exercises with Dr. Smith.
They watched so carefully, smiled and laughed where there were joyful and funny moments, participated fully in the movements and chants, and had a really great time!
It was such a joy to watch them enjoy engaging with sound, music, and movement. The children are looking forward to seeing Dr. Smith again this and every Thursday going forward!