“Music Yay” magic (plus campfire)

There is a motion-censored light in the hallway leading to our music room. Last fall with my very first class ever in our new space I joked that to magically turn on the light, they had to yell, “Music Yay!” The caretakers at our school comment that they can still hear them yelling this every day.

I have a felt board at the end of the hall and students who need some personal space love to rearrange our “Music Yay” felt letters and other pieces. It’s almost as popular as our new favourite way to end ukulele classes – with our campfire singalongs. Shout out to my colleague Ms. Phillips who gave me the idea and my TC, Nancy Singla for crafting it.