“Is this all you do?” Just for fun, here’s a look at my typical Kindermusik-ful week!
Mondays are the day for cranking out projects in the home office. I may be working on lesson planning or keeping accounts current or answering emails. During the fall and spring, you’ll find me at noon at the Arboretum. And I often do other special events and one-time classes on Mondays, too.
After a day in the office, nothing is better than a full day of teaching (9-6) on Tuesdays. At Greenland Hills, I get to teach all the age groups in the same day! And in the fall and spring, lunch is at the Arboretum.
Wednesdays–another full day of teaching–at Lakewood UMC in the morning and piano lessons at home in the afternoon.
Thursdays are again at Lakewood, with the afternoon open for catching up on emails that have collected while in classes for three days straight.
And Fridays are for fun! For me, that means either special events or most often, donating my time to teach. In the past, this was Kindermusik at Vogel Alcove. Those classes continue with other educators so I can be of service in my own
neighborhood (very literally about a mile from my home!) at Vickery Meadow Literacy Center. While adults participate in multi-level language learning classes, their children are eligible for preschool programs. But since adults don’t have classes on Fridays, the parents don’t want to drop off but instead are very eager to participate in the preschool-level Kindermusik classes, learning English, American folksongs, and improving their vocabulary alongside their children.
(Friday lunch is usually reserved for Mr. Lisa, since he’s often away during the week.)
Saturdays mornings are back at Greenland Hills, teaching more busy families!
And Sundays are for bike rides and a trip to the Vickery Meadow Farmer’s Market (or pajamas and a nap.) Sunday evenings are when I try to work on continuing education—reading, online courses, and writing.
I hope you know you can jump in a class anytime when you’re having “one of those days!” (And if you’re not currently in class, you’re welcome to use your makeups long after you’ve been in class—for the same or another child! See the class schedule here.