The holidays are over...
The time to relax and to wind down from
and excited children awaiting Santa is over.
The NEW YEAR is here!
Add lemons! Lemons help with pH balance, contributes vitamin C and more, helps with digestion, detoxifies, gives your skin a glow, and so much more. I want these wonderful things in my lesson plans. :0)
I enjoyed Christmas day with my husband and son, sharing gifts, playing games, watching movies and eating delicious food. I then traveled to see my Dad, who is in rehab, needing a bit of encouragement. He spends every day lifting small weights, PT and OT games, and lifting himself out of his wheelchair and onto his feet holding tightly to the parallel bars, counting the seconds until he can sit down and do it again. He works hard at doing the things he has always done, but needs to relearn to strengthen from an injury.
I have been teaching for a long time. I have a plethora of ideas; generous plans and fun activities, I just need to update them. Like my Dad, I feel I need to begin again, see the task I know well and work to make it better. My goal is to make the lesson plans fresh in my mind so that teaching can be exciting and the result breath-taking.
The plan is routine, the execution or 'how-to'
is what takes thought.
Will it be: games, worksheets, movement,
ipads or Chromebooks,
youtube, instruments, cups, buckets, drums,
singing, drama, circle
dances, compositions, projects, etc...?
Right now, I am specifically incorporating themes for January: winter, New Year, and world music, musicals… Some of the plans are there from years past, I am now in search of the right activity that will challenge and be enjoyed by the students.
Add lemon, please! Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
A few fun ideas from the internet:
The Music Man