|Ryan brings home her flute after her first lesson at school.|
She's discovering music, encouraged through the Glee Club, which meets on Fridays to listen to popular dance tunes. (Think Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus) Classical training it is not, but the kids get to sing and dance along. Have fun with their peers. Enjoy themselves. And isn't that what music has always been about? (Remember, Mozart was the Mick Jagger of HIS day!)
Ryan gets to belong just by being herself. How great is that?!
She has done a Power Point presentation for her German class on our move from Germany to Australia. And some other work on the computer at school that I've only heard about. One was about saving the wolves in the western USA and one about saving the koalas here.
She is being encouraged to write about what she enjoys. And the work isn't coming back crossed out in red pen, the mistakes she's made overshadowing the joy of the ideas she put into it.
And look what's coming back!
|Hanging in the school foyer, Ms Valley's grade 4/5 class designed their own personal flags.|
|It looked as if Ryan could have written FOREVER!|
|Not enough room on the paper for all that she is!|
|Trying on a new role for size.|