Thursday, March 14, 2019

When Will We Practice? {14 of 31 Slice of Life}

When will we practice?  I must of heard this question a dozen times and then three times the following morning.  We have a music sharing tonight and when we did our grade level practice on Tuesday my class ran out of time to practice.  I checked in with their music teacher and she said Thursday's practice would be enough.  I had a slight worry since that was the day of the event.

I decided to honor their question and we'd have a quick practice Wednesday morning.  Surprises were discovered.  Six students didn't know their lines.  In a quick scan, they are short and could be learned.  The flow of our sharing seemed a bit unknown.  As I figured out the music teacher's semi short hand, I had a gut feeling we needed more time.  I tossed aside my plans and we spent the next hour being better, stronger, and less anxious.  

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  1. Lucky students to have a teacher who listened and made time to help them be "better, stronger, and less anxious." I'm sure your students were glad to have your focused time for this event.

  2. I can hear voices of the students asking to practice. They know themselves enough to realize that they need more time. Giving time to "extra" things is not easy, but it sounds like it was well worth it.