Every January, 4th and 5th grade students begin Recorder Karate.
In Recorder Karate, students must learn 9 songs. Each song is a little more difficult than the previous one. Each song is assigned a color, and when they can play the song for me without error, they earn that color of belt (string to tie around their recorder).
They also get to sign their name on the corresponding poster on the wall.
This is the 3rd week of Recorder Karate. And, we already have 3 BLACK BELTS!!!!! The 3rd week!!! THIRD!!
One is a 4th Grader (who has never done Recorder Karate before), and the other two are 5th graders. However, this year's songs are not the same ones they played last year. So, they had to learn 9 new songs.
I am so incredibly proud of the these hard working girls. They did this with NO help from me. They practiced at home and came in a played all of the songs for me! Way to go!!
Did I mention that it is only the 3rd week of Recorder Karate?!?!