Fieldnote, 28 Nov. 2012

Music class started a little later than usual. It seems there was another activity already taking place in another part of the library, an aikido class. Sara and I waited for students until about 5:15 then one was directed to us. Her mother inquired about the class and wanted to know more. She was interested, and she informed us her daughter would participate after she complete her aikido class.

This evening I would film some of the games and singing so Sara could use it for her research.

We watched the videos later at home, and I suggested that next time she should conduct the games all in Spanish to see how the students, heritage language learners, would react to her leading them, as well as their comprehension of the instructions. Most of what she did was directing in English with the songs in Spanish.

She had good footage, but most of the language she argued about for heritage language learners happened in English. The songs in Spanish only.


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