I admit it! I am a soccer mom! At the soccer field with our daughter three times a week, and now that the Florida heat has set in I can tell you it’s not as appealing as it might sound!
Might I share a quick story with you about what happened at the soccer field this past Wednesday night and how it should resonate with all of us as parents and as our children’s first teachers? Thanks!
For five years in a row a local elementary school, Plumb Elementary School, in Clearwater, Florida has been hosting a Multicultural Night titled Bringing Spanish to Life with the Boca Beth Music! The entire first grade class learns some of my bilingual songs, I drive over to the school and practice with them while at the same time give them a Boca Beth motivational short speech, then they enjoy a standing-room-only performance night!
These six and seven year old kids learn so much Spanish in such a short time it’s crazy! The parents love it! The teachers are heroines!
Wednesday night we are getting ready to leave the soccer field, and I see a young girl just staring at our vehicle, the magnetic signs on the side that advertise Boca Beth and its bilingual products, and I ask her if she’s having a great day. She replies she is and informs me that she learned some of her Spanish with ‘that Boca Beth music’ years ago at Plumb Elementary school!
She starts singing the song her class did which was the I Know the Days of the Week/Yo sé los días de la semana song! She is in 5th grade now and could sing the entire song to me! Then her sister comes over, tells me she did the show too, and her class did ¿Qué pasa? / What’s Happening? and SHE starts singing her song! Then – to make me feel even better – their older brother who is now in middle school announces he and his class learned the I Know My Shapes / Yo sé mis formas and he goes into action with the song!
What do you remember learning to music? The states? The capitals? The planets? A Math formula?
Comment below with what you learned to music years ago and whether or not you remember every word!
We will choose a random winner to receive a Boca Beth Beach Ball for summer and a Boca Beth bilingual t-shirt this coming Monday, May 17th!
Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!