The sample classes were definitely a positive experience, not only for me, but for all of the students involved. Here is one of the lesson plans that I wrote and used:
Certain activities were really popular with the students, such as See the Pony Galloping (I had them pretend to be the ponies), Going on a Bear Hunt (I had them act out the story as we listened), The Hands on the Drums Go Up & Down (the students rhythmically played small drums while we sang to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"), and Bop til You Drop! Each activity successfully met Pennsylvania and National ECE music education standards.
These classes were just a small taste of the fun we'll have in the upcoming classes starting on Monday! I can't wait to start!