I've been racking my brain to come up with a 'first' or something 'new' that's happened in the last week but I'm struggling to think of anything much. I've only thought of one thing and to be honest, it's not a completely 'first' time for me, but is a 'first' time in a particular school (although I have done this before in other schools I've taught in).
I teach recorder to four year groups in this school and I arranged for them to play in assembly to the rest of the school. These four year groups have all been learning their own part of a multi-part tune and the assembly was the first time they had all played it together to get the full effect. All went well and they did a fine performance.
One of the parts is an ostinato (a repeated pattern of hand claps, words, and foot stamps) which was performed by the year 1s. I then invited the children that I don't teach to join in on the ostinato, so with 3 year groups playing the recorder parts and 4 year groups performing the ostinato, the entire school (approx 260 children) including the teachers and TAs performed the same piece of music together. As I said earlier, I've done this before in other schools but this was the first time in this particular school.
I've nothing else to write about so I'll wish you all a good week whatever you are doing.
Linking with Sian at From High in the Sky.