It was a sweltering June day, but it seemed like the kids at Robertson House barely even noticed as they were just joyful balls of energy for our penultimate class of the session! We did a few Rainbow Songs classics to get warmed up – I Wake Up My Hands, Roly Poly, and Hands Together, Hands Apart. It’s so delightful to see how much these kids have grown and changed over the four months we’ve been together, and how they’ve mastered some of our staple songs. After getting the giggles out with Sleeping Bunnies and Little Green Frog, the theme of the week was transportation with How Now, Brown Cow. That allowed us to kick our legs like a bicycle, move forward and back like we were in a rowboat, and then chug around the circle to conclude with two train songs: Down By The Station, and I’ve Been Workin’ On The Railroad. We even had an encore transportation song with Wheels on the Bus, which these kids have also mastered. Since we’re at the start of the summer thunderstorm season, we brought out the thunder tubes to welcome the dramatic rainfall. The kids loved moving the thunder tubes around the room, hearing how they sounded in different areas and with different intensities of shaking. Our jam time was equally joyful, courtesy of two of Raffi’s biggest hits: Baby Beluga, and To Everyone in All the World. I’ll certainly be sad to wrap things up next week but I have no doubt these kids will continue making music without me!