The kindergartners are learning about The Nutcracker in Music this week......the story, the ballet, the music....in particular, The Russian Dance song. Most of them recognize the song of The Russian Dance from Tom and Jerry, the movie...a classic in their world. ha. One little girl said she had heard that song before at the butterfly museum. So after much discussion, it was time to hand out the instruments so they could play along with the song.
But first, the music teacher asked if anyone had any ideas about what instruments would be good for this song....instruments that we had in the room (the answer she's looking for: rhythm sticks, cymbals, tambourines).
"No, it has to be an instrument in this room."
"No, it has to be in this room."
Then one kid asked, "You got any of those muchachas?"
"Yes. We have maracas."
(Music teacher looks at me, I giggle back at her...she doesn't skip a beat.)
Love. It. I mean I really do. But I also love the fact that tomorrow is the last day before a much anticipated Christmas Break. I'm ready for my college kids to be around. I'm ready to sleep in some...and stay up late.
There's a frenzy in the air. I'm ready for some calm.