This week was Halloween, and many of the children dressed up for class! We pretended to be witches and zoomed around the room on our brooms, but when we played Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King” some of the children got scared and started to cry! I was glad to see that the reactions they have to the music are so honest. We changed to a happy song and their tears dried up in an instant.
Next we used Halloween balloons which were a bit scary as well! Despite the scary class everyone was smiling at the end, especially after the special “trick or treat”!
Composer of the week was Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Three Duos, No.3.