Another thing I noticed, because I do tend to look for these things, was that neither the other parents nor the teacher seemed phased by having a kid with Ds in the class. Shoot, let alone three! Not that I think they should, but...it happens. Often enough that I am aware to look for it.
The kids in the class? Kids are great. They don't care. Inclusion comes natural to them. People have to be taught to be jerks.
I feel much better about the girls not having 'asstics (heh) anymore and I do believe that I'll sign up and make this music thing official next week.
They start the kids (3-5 years old) with singing several songs each class. Yesterday, it was the US presidents and states and capitals.
Let's just say that I was reminded of how much I've forgotten over the years.
Our homework: "Washington, Adams, Jeff-er-soonnn..."
They went on to play a game that taught them the difference between the musical terms "piano" and "forte."
Next, they watched a couple of videos of people playing the trombone.
They discussed the styles of music of those artists and how they differered.
They all freakin' practiced playing a trombone!
But they weren't done.
They learned how to find "D" on the keyboard. (I had no idea it was the white key between a pair of black keys.)
They played another game that taught them about the types of notes - quarter, half, whole, dotted, etc.
Mixed in was a song that taught the Preamble to the Constitution.
And the kids were having fun the entire time!
Of course my little was playing shy for some of it, but that'll pass, I'm sure.
Aaaannnd...it's $3 cheaper per month than 'asstics. Win-win.