The Sing-A-Long Club
One of my favorite music activities during the school year is the Sing-A-Long Club with Mister Cooper. It’s an after-school program for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders who get together each week to sing songs that don’t quite fit in with the curriculum based material we sing in the classroom. It’s a 5 week program that ends with a big concert for families and friends. Kids think the best part is when I break out the kazoos to play. A kazoo is a plastic submarine-shaped instrument that buzzes when you hum into it. The intention is to make it sound more like music and less like a swarm of bees. Imagine the chorus of the Beatles song “Yellow Submarine” played on a yellow kazoo. Yikes! Maybe I should rename it the Kazoo-A-Long Club.
Happy Earth Day, Mother Earth! You are the most beautiful world in the world.