Later when back inside in the cozy meadow and no longer doing warm up aerobics and oxymoronically playing freeze tag to keep ourselves warm against the wind...
"She told me that when she went to the zoo she saw a gorilla vomit, and it ate it's vomit." -Lily
This wasn't the first remark about vomit after Caleb made his choice for the morning meeting face: a "vomit face." Following singing our day into motion, the children were quick to delve into more vomit stories and had the absurd notion of St. Johns (the school) vomiting! "If the school was full of vomit, we'd have to get boats to go over the vomit," said Hugh "Yeah and then we'd call it vomit school with boats," said Lily. "We would call it St. Vomit Boat...!" said Tommy. "No the boats didn't vomit, the boats float on top of the vomit," said Hugh. "Yeah that's why we're calling it that," said Tommy. "The vomit school!" exclaimed Lily.
At the end of our day, and the beat goes on...
While we aren't exactly beatniks, we did bring some beat into the Tucker Room today with percussive instrumentation, in preparation for hosting sing along. We began with addressing volume level and using the instruments in chorus rather than in discord, and some non-verbal, hand communications were established. We signified three things: stop the sound, increase the sound, and decrease the sound. Then we discussed what is a beat and worked on keeping just that - a beat.
What is a beat? "Instead of a song... It's kind of the song, but it's different, it sounds different." -Tegan
It is almost December and a new year, be on the lookout for the December Newsletter.