Claudia Practising for Her Performance
In her music therapy sessions Claudia is planning and practising for a performance. This week, Claudia wrote a weekly highlight for us, explaining her plan for her performance.
“First I will give an introduction about what we are going to perform. Next we (Philipp and I) will play a piano melody that I wrote. After that we will do a rhythm and solo play with a bongo and the tabla. Then we will introduce our piano improvisation which includes playing in a Chinese style and in an Arabic style. The highlight of this performance will be my sound story. I am still writing it. It will be about two Egyptian men on camels trying to find a magic penguin, that lays chocolate golden eggs. In the end I will say “Thank you for coming!” to the audience!”
Dominic and Max Counting Sheep!
Dominic and Max worked with together with Anita to write about a curious experience they had on Friday morning.
“Today is Friday, April 13th, 2012. Today’s weather is sunny with blue skies. Today when we were counting the cookie money, we heard a noise outside. It was a “baabaa” noise like a lamb talking. We looked over our garden fence. We saw lots of sheep, and some lambs. Lambs are baby sheep. The lambs were loud. Anita said “let’s go and look at the sheep”. We put our shoes on and walked out the gate. We crossed the road carefully.
We saw many sheep, and one lady and two dogs. We tried to count the sheep but they kept on moving so we don’t know how many sheep there were. We think there were 20 sheep and lambs. Anita said the sheep, the lambs and the two dogs lived with the lady. The lady was happy. She was Chinese and we said “yang” to her and “ke ai”. “Yang” means sheep in Chinese, and “ke ai” means cute. We thought the sheep were cute. The lambs were very cute. We could see the lamb’s tongue when it said “baaa”. Anita asked the lady if we could pat the sheep and the lambs, and the lady said yes. We patted the sheep, but some of them ran away. The lambs did not run away. One lamb came and said “baaa” to us and we liked to pat it. The lamb was tired so it had a rest under the tree. We think the lamb was hot because it was sunny and the lamb has wool and wool is hot. We said “xiexie” to the lady to thank her for letting us pat her pets and we said goodbye to the sheep and watched them walk away. It was very fun seeing the sheep and patting them.”