Tom Sykes Rec Center was a great host for our 2 week summer camp!
Located on the same campus of Dilworth Elementary in a historic Charlotte neighborhood.
We split up into two groups for weekly points earned from bow circle competitions, good behavior, and winning points from group games!
We did some breathing exercises and put lavender oil on our wrists. Very relaxing!
Then had a little yoga time!
Yoga Monkey says..... "Namaste"
We had violin lessons each day. This was a silly exercise to see how long we could hold ducks on our instruments before they fell.
Bow hold races were a favorite for the kids & they are always fun for the teacher who likes to trick with a false start ;) "Ready, Set.... Go fish!!"
We had different art projects each day! I love oil pastels. It was fun to listen to Tchaikovsky and draw with them.
Beautiful pictures with the oil pastels!!
Musical ABC heart <3
Learning our beginning music theory with Music Mind Games materials!!
Blue Jello with drumming sticks!!
Some students sharing the bunnies they have already learned on their violins with the class during Bunny Ballads story time!
Woo. playground time!
After both teams happened to end the week in a tie with 80 points each, we got to celebrate with an ice cream party!!
Mrs. Kayla was our volunteer for both weeks & we had a blast having her with us!!!
Dress rehearsal for our concert for the parents!
It was such a great two weeks & I thoroughly enjoyed introducing all the kids to violin playing. Can't wait for next year :D
"When love is deep, much can be accomplished." - Dr. Suzuki
Teacher is like... what happened to bows together? haha.. they are doing well :)
Beautiful cheesecake made by one of the moms! Made chocolate violins and all!
Reciting our Quotes & having some end of Book awards.
Rehearsing Mrs. Twinkle before we start! Loving the cute mohawk!
Cake for the teacher! The families know me well :)
Mrs. Cottontail brought her bunnies to our bunnyballads recital (pre-twinkle approach) followed by the Suzuki Volume 1 Recital!
My Name Concerto complete with stuffed animal.
All Smiles with Mrs. Twinkle!
Everyone join in together!
Look at that playing position!!
Andantino by Suzuki
Mrs. Twinkle performance
Everyone received a Recital Award.
Bunny treats for after recital! Mrs. Twinkle baked her carrot cake cupcakes.
Mrs. Cottontail brought her friend, Peter, for after recital bunny time!
Peter with his tuxedo on.
The silliest student got the 'bananas bananas' award. Bananas for a silly banana!
The newest student got the green banana award. Time to watch him ripen!
Minuet No. 1 by J.S. Bach (but actually written by Christian Petzold)...
lots of focusing for Minuet No. 1!
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Both the Bunny Ballads Recital and the Book 1 Recital were a ton of fun! Can't wait to add Book 2 pieces to our next recital!
Great job everyone!!!!
Even siblings tried violins! Group picture!!
Song Parades through the house!
Violin Parades.... in the laundry room?!
Watching Sound of Music & eating popcorn!!
Using our excellent concert etiquette to watch each other play our Bunny Ballad Christmas Recital!
This student got the 'bananas bananas' award.. as you can see her legs are going bananas in this picture!
This student finished her Bunny Ballads & we ate carrot cake cupcakes, salami bunnies, carrots, and other bunny snacks!! Party!!
Group Class Twinkles!
Beautiful Chapel in the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital!
Lovely Guitar- Violin duo of O Come Little Children!
Beautiful Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Duet!
Song of the Wind Duet!
Lightly Row ~
All of us got beautiful flowers and recital awards!