I'm finally linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for her 12 on the 12th Linky Party! I really love this party, and couldn't wait to wake up and start taking pictures of my day. Then sadly there were a few things going on where I didn't get the chance to post until now. So here it is!
Of course they won't be able to play it super fast or anything, they're only 5th and 6th grade, but they have gotten it to a decent speed that we are all pretty proud of. One boy suggested that at the concert I have them play it slowly first and then fast. I told him that it's not really meant to be played slowly, but then that gave me an idea! (That's rare, I don't get those too often!) I shared it with them and they are so excited. So...for the concert they are going to go start playing the piece, I'm going to direct it a little slower than we know how to play it. They are going to start with me, and then we have choreographed it so that some students start playing faster and some slow down. Then they are going to start looking at each other and then me, to see what to do. I'm going to keep directing them and "try" to get them with me, but at one point I'll stop them, apologize to the audience, then ask the kids what is wrong. I'll say something about not knowing what is wrong, and why they are playing that way because they know the piece they have played it really well before. Then........!!!! I am going to say, I know what the problem is....and I'm going to pass black masks to them to put on....you know, so they look like the Lone Ranger!! Then, we'll play it the right way (hopefully, lol), at that decent pace. Doesn't that sound fun?!? I'm so excited about it! But remember, don't tell! Hee hee!
I have seen a couple of the link ups, but look forward to checking out the rest of them! I love seeing everyone's pictures! I'm so glad to finally be linking up!