They've Got Rhythm

My second graders are learning how to read music. They're just to quarter notes and quarter rests. They love it! They clap with their hands as they read the measures. I switch them around and they drum on their desk. And then comes the tambourines or xylophone or whistle. All of the sudden the rhythm becomes music when it is played on an instrument. My students enthusiastically applaud when the same rhythm is performed on an instrument. It becomes REAL.

My high school students are about to pick up their instruments. They are about to visit someone who is sick, volunteer in an orphanage, translate for American visitors in Haitian homes, teach Sunday school, start a Bible Study. ... And all those memory verses, all those roll plays, all those serious talks are about to become REAL.


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