We've begun to spend significant time in Choir working on vocal warm-ups and exercises. We've established that we will listen to each student individually and place them in the proper section. I'm really looking forward to doing that, as I've never been on the listening side of those "auditions". It will also give us a very good idea of what talent and sound is already present in the group.
I used the disc that accompanies the Music Theory book we're working from as an aid to some workbook exercises. We had fun being nitpicky with the recordings.
The Groove is Real - Preston Reed (iTunes)
We began a unit on the 8 elements of music in GM today. We also began a pattern of Mrs. D teaching the first section and me imitating her lesson and teaching the second and third of the day. I was pleased and relieved with the attentiveness I received from the students on my first day teaching them.