domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2014

Octava sesión

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 Comenzamos el Círculo jugando “zombie tag” y cantando la canción "Chumba la cachumba", sobre esqueletos durante el Día de los Muertos. L@s voluntarios y niñ@s caminaban en un círculo para ser como los esqueletos en la canción. Para hacer a l@s niñ@s más activ@s, l@s voluntari@s hicieron con ell@s la actividad con la lección de lento y allegro. Cuando escuchaban el sonido del piano lento, caminaban lento como zombies y cuando el piano aceleraba caminaban rápido. Luego, decidimos practicar la canción llamada "Hacia Belén va una burra". L@s niñ@s aprendieron la canción rápidamente y, por eso, seguimos con el repaso de "Campana sobre campana". Primero, cantamos en un gran grupo y luego nos dividimos en grupos más pequeños para que l@s niñ@s cantaran la canción lentamente hasta memorizarla.




Después de practicar las canciones un poco, comimos mandarinas, dulces chocolates, chips de verduras y jugo de manzana. ¡L@s niñ@s disfrutaron mucho las verduras fritas y se sirvieron dos tres veces! Después del almuerzo, hicimos un ejercicio sobre ritmo. Nos dividimos en dos grupos y la instructora nos dio un ritmo diferente para cada grupito. Luego, tuvimos que aplaudir los ritmos diferentes. Esta vez, l@s niñ@s y l@s voluntari@s lo hicieron muy bien porque los ritmos fueron fáciles. La instructora lo hizo un poco más difícil pidiendo aplaudir y hacer ritmos al mismo tiempo. ¡Lo hicimos sin ningún problema! Despues, practicamos cantando "Portal de Belén" y "A La Nanita Nana". En esta sesión tuvimos a una chica que se ofreció como voluntaria para cantar un solo por primera vez y lo hizo muy bien. Durante la segunda canción,  muchos de los niños pidieron cantar un solo. Al final del Círculo, much@s de l@s niñ@s se quedaron hablando y jugando con sus amig@s. L@s voluntari@s estamos muy content@s de ver a l@s chic@s divertirse porque significa que se sienten cómod@s junt@s. No podemos esperar hasta la próxima sesión.


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   Today we began Círculo by following the children’s request to play zombie tag and later singing along to the song “Chumba la cachumba,” which is about skeletons during the Day of the Dead. The volunteers and students walked around in a circle and acted out what the skeletons were doing in the song. To keep the kids active, the next activity we did focused on the difference between lento and allegro. As the piano instructor played slowly on the piano, the kids and volunteers walked around slowly like zombies, but when the piano was played quickly, the kids and volunteers picked up their speed and ran around the room. Afterwards, we decided to settle down and practice our singing. We learned a new song called “Hacia Belén va una burra” making it our sixth song. The kids quickly learned the song so we went on to review “Campana sobre campana”. First we sang as one big group and then we split into smaller groups and had the kids sing the lyrics very slowly to help them memorize the song.
    After practicing our singing for a little bit, we had snack which included tangerines, chocolate chip cookies, vegetable chips, and apple cider. Our snack was a little longer than usual, but that may have been because the kids really loved the vegetable chips and came back for seconds and even thirds! Following the food we did an exercise to practice rhythm. We split into two groups and the music instructor gave each group a different rhythm. Then she had us clap the rhythms separately when she pointed at us. This time, however, the children and volunteers were having an easy time with the rhythms so the instructor made it a little more difficult by having us clap both rhythms at the same time. But due to all of our practice, the kids and volunteers were able to do this without a problem! Next we practiced singing “Portal de Belén” and “A La Nanita Nana”. This session we had our first girl volunteer to sing a solo and she did really well. During the second song a lot of the children actually volunteered to sing a solo, which shows how confident they are all becoming with their singing. At the end of Círculo today many of the kids even stayed afterwards to play with their friends and draw on the classroom’s chalkboards. The volunteers are really glad to see how comfortable the kids are becoming with their Círculo friends as well as their singing and we can’t wait until the next session!