I can't post today's photo...it is prohibited by LAW. I was teaching "Oh My Darling Clementine" to my 4th graders today. 4th grade studies California, so I always do a "Music In California" unit. There are a few lessons where I get to use the classroom dulcimers and this is one of them. Clementine can be accompanied easily with just two chords...on a DAA tuned dulcimer that means just one finger going down and up. It's a fantastic way for kids to get started playing a string instrument. They love it. It's a song they already kind of know which makes the addition of playing while singing not too difficult.
The photo is a panorama shot with my iPhone of all of my (best behaved) 4th grade class playing and singing in their groups. I took a video of this as well...I really wish I could share it with you because as a music teacher, these are the moments that warm my heart. 30+ children, working together, all singing and playing, helping each other, having a wonderful time enjoying music!
Oh well, I have to keep this one to myself...but I'm so glad I have it. You'll have to imagine it.