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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