We had the choir perform all of their songs on kazoos (which were needed for my selection) today. This was very funny, especially when solo/duet moments arrived.
General Music went fairly well, overall. I ran a great class with a great lecture for the first two classes; one good enough to have been observed by an administrator (even though I...*ahem*...improvised the whole thing). Unfortunately, I never realize soon enough that a lesson will be particularly good and observation-worthy, so I've never done as highly-recommended and invited a principal to observe me. It's my last week and I'm starting to tag-team-teach with Mrs. D, so that chance has passed. Oops.
The last class drives me crazy! I can't do a simple activity with them without watching them all goof off in a fit of ridiculousness and immaturity! I once said, "Great, I'm glad you can all clap a beat at the level of second-graders," and they got the point for, oh...about 3.7 seconds. One of them was scheduled for a detention today (but fear of that did nothing to make her act better today, I moved her seat twice and Mrs. D yelled at her, too). I had a chat with her that should make a difference. I might be too optimistic.
I joined a group of teachers in a friendly competition against the Quiz Bowl team of the high school. They destroyed us in the first round, but we beat them heartily in the second two. I completely embarrassed myself once by not answering a question about which I was only 99% confident (it was, in short, "Who composed the opera 'Tosca'?" (the answer is Puccini)). I redeemed myself later with a few other composer questions. That was fun.
Op.23 Prelude #6 in G minor (S. Rachmaninoff) - Yuri Rozum