Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I've had students singing all morning - Christmas songs, of course, they all have music as well as art and they've been rehearsing for the concert, they'll be performing at the annual "Miracle on Main Street" holiday event (stores stay open late, streets are closed, it's one big holiday party with tons of school music groups) - but even though they have sweet voices, well, I can only take so much "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Silver Bells" and all.
I asked if they'd like to have me play my Chanukah CDs - and they all said yes, they'd love to hear Chanukah music - so I guess that's what's happening tomorrow morning in my classes! I was kind of expecting a "no" - but, well, it's a chance to do some cross-cultural education, so why not? We can have the music in the background while they finish glazing, or make holiday cards to go along with the ceramic items they made for their families.
BTW, we have glazes called Christmas Snowfall (red background with white crystal spots), Christmas Candy (white ground with red and greed crystals), and Mardi Gras (clear with multi-color crystals). They're picking out the crystals and putting them on green glazed mini-trees. I love having creative students like these two classes!