Sunday, October 15, 2006


Friday my boys actually participated in one of the classes at WIHS Enrichment Co-op! We have gone 3 or 4 times, and this is the first time that they have consented to actually go to a class that I signed up for. Usually they just want to play in the breakroom. Not that playing isn't good: before our afternoon class they played with Magz (magnetic bars with steel marbles), building some interesting shapes and interacting with 2 other kids. DS1 worked on pronouncing interesting correctly; it was how he described what he was creating. They both also did some 24 piece jigsaw puzzles that they had never before seen.

The class that we attended was Stories and Rhythms. The facilitator read 4 books that were very rhythmic. She had the kids repeat a phrase from each book: left foot right foot feet feet feet; clickity clackity trainberry trackberry; dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum; and something from Charlie Parker Played Be Bop. DS1 was quiet at first, even though he knows The Foot Book very well. When he saw Hand Hand Fingers Thumb he piped up that we have that book. It was all good from then, especially when she passed out pans and stick for the kids to bang (their own) rhythms. Thanks C, that was a fun time!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I was so glad to read that you all enjoyed that class! I was having a little insecurity attack about what I've been doing for enrichment. It was nice to see that at least something hit the mark.