We love Thursday! We call it “Nejama’s Day”. Every Thursday we look forward to seeing Nejama’s smile. We all know it will be fun! Nejama is much more than a wonderful teacher, she is also a great person: caring, patient, sensitive, respectful, responsible. She is professional, experienced and creative. Her activities are scheduled very carefully according to a chosen theme with plenty of opportunity for self expression within the musical experience.
Here are some examples to illustrate this: When we make an orchestra everybody gets a musical instrument to play. We exchange instruments so everyone has a chance to play all of them; When we have a marching band everyone gets a turn to lead; After we listen to a piece of classical music every child can share with the rest what he imagined while listening; When Nejama teaches the children a new song, she plays and sings it first before she sings it with the children. Then they all dance or do an activity with the song as a part of it. At the next session and the next she repeats that song/activity so that song memory and action become entwined. We even get to play Nejama’s guitar at the end of each session.
Nejama’s activities demonstrate structure with flexibility, and a schedule with attention to everybody’s needs. She has the ability to create an amazing atmosphere in the class. She makes everyone feel very special. We love you, Nejama!