Thinking Fast

Yesterday reminded me that I need to read every word of a memo.
One of the schools I work for sends us information via email a couple of days before we report to work. I got it, read it, and thought I knew what is going on. I did not take anything with me because I thought my grade was one of the grades to celebrate Israel’s birthday. Well, it wasn’t, until next week. So, I had to think fast about what to do with the students. We had a Shacharit service. We didn’t only practice the prayers taught this year, but we also discussed and learned more about the prayers. Before class, I grabbed Hebrew flashcards that pertained to prayer. I am so impressed with what kids learned and retained this year! Things happen for a reason and I am glad I didn’t “get the memo!”

Tomorrow at the Chabad school I teach music for will have their first experience with reading music. Of course one of them is the Adon Olam I wrote. We will probably sing it as well! I can’t wait!

I bought a great music book of Beatle’s Music. Lyrics and chords of everything they did. I will definitely have fun with it over the summer. I may even use some of it at the camp I will be teaching music at.

If it keeps raining, we may all “Live In A Yellow Submarine!”

About cantorrisa

I am a Cantor, Judaic Studies, and music teacher. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, and help people from young to old love being Jewish. I teach and sing in several synagogues and schools in the area. I officiate all life cycle events and teach students, children and adults, privately for their b'nai mitzvah ceremonies. I also enjoy studying Bible with all faiths either individually or in small groups (chevruta). I conduct Shabbat and High Holiday Services at K'hilat Bayt Shira and Senior Communities in the area. In my spare time, I teach key board and guitar. I am married to a wonderful man, have two children and six grandchildren. My hobbies are writing, playing and listening to music, learning, reading, crocheting and knitting.
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