Daily Archives: July 12, 2011

Learn Kimeru!

I love learning languages, especially when I travel. Kimeru is the tribal language of the Meru people. Meru could mean Meru province, Meru county, Meru district… Most kids speak only Kimeru before 3rd grade, at which time they learn Swahili, … Continue reading

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Seeing the kids for the first time

Finally! Watching Boniface teach the kids made everything clear to me. He is extremely uncomfortable teaching the violin, because we didn’t do enough training for him to be comfortable. So was I was watching him work on the same things … Continue reading

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Curriculum game plan

I worked with two classes of Grade 5 yesterday. We reviewed bow holds and posture, as well as the “Wish I Had a Monkey” rhythm. We played through Twinkle and discussed the form. (Not sure they understood the form part) … Continue reading

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Understanding Boniface

The most discouraging thing for me when I arrived was to discover that Boniface had not been teaching any kids for at least one month. But yet, the kids had been working on the violin with Gideon, another teacher at … Continue reading

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