Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rhythm and Dance

Since my last meeting with Rowan's teachers I have been concerned about how he might be behaving in class, so today I decided to go see for myself. I arrived half an hour earlier than usual and was met with the enchanting sound of children clapping and singing along to some songs about harvest time.

Rowan was sitting in the circle with his legs neatly crossed. When the teacher passed around the tub filled with percussion instruments he very politely waited his turn and chose the wood block and mallet. He then placed them in front of him until all the other kids received their instruments. The music started, they all stood up and started walking in a circle beating to the rhythm of the music. They stomped their feet, jumped and skipped to the beat. Soon I was tapping my feet too and smiling from ear to ear.

Seeing Rowan enjoying music in a group setting was so pleasing to me. He has indeed come a long way from the little kid that wanted to run away when faced with such a situation. He is benefiting so much from going to school and I am so glad that we decided to give it a try. He is becoming more independent by the day and he is happy about that.
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  1. HI, I am so proud of Rowan, he is the best grandson in the world!

  2. I used to LOVE music class. I think it's the best part of school! Go Rowan Go! Enjoy!

    Love Heloise