Well last night, one of my littles came up to me and asks, "Miss Emilie! Where is your magic wand? I will go get it!!" So last night in my beginner class I taught with my magic wand, and as the returning students told the new students, "What the wand says, goes."
I also played "What song is Miss Emilie going to choose?" And for barre we played Disney music. And most of the girls thought I would pick "See the Light" (From Tangled) or "A dream is a wish your heart makes!" (From Cinderella) and I just have to say those girls know me so well (they are my favorite movies). One little girl actually guessed right, "April Showers" and to my amusement one thought I would choose "Poor Unfortunate Souls."
The girls are very excited about "April Showers." As one returning student told me, "It sounds like it is going to be harder than winters, but I think it is going to look SO COOL!"
Another thing my students says (usually younger students telling my older students) "We don't say 'can't' we say 'it's really hard and I am going to have to work hard.' But we NEVER say can't in her class!" And there have been a few times I have used that contraction and I get a chorus of "We don't say that Miss Emilie!" So I have to really watch my words! Aren't my kids great?!