Saturday, January 16, 2010

Baton "Fancies"

Using what I call a baton "fancy" adds some variety to review songs. These are easy to make - just add a wire to a small, lightweight, seasonal object and twist it onto the end of the baton. I'm always on the lookout for a new object in the craft or dollar store, but I'm careful not to use them too often. I don't want the novelty to wear off. I'm also careful to think of the reverent atmosphere I'm trying to sustain. I ask myself if the fancy might be distracting and if I can predict any undesirable behavior of the children. Fancies, especially "cutesy" ones, are not appropriate for every song and they can be distracting if I'm teaching.


frosty said...

I thought, as I read through your blog, that you looked familiar. My mom is visiting me right now, and I asked her to come in here and look at your picture, and she said..."Hey, that's my cousin!" My mom is Patsy Harker. Nina's daughter. Good to see you, cousin!

The Children Sing said...

Hi back cousin! I love your mom. Isn't it a small world, but then again there are a lot of us out there! :)

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