Oh No! The Wind is Blowing Again


Yesterday we sang “Tureja Liepa,” an ancient Lithuanian song that conjures the image of a lime tree swaying in a strong wind. Over the course of our Eastern European season we found many ways to take old songs and transform them into tunes we could sing with kids in class. Inspired by the fact that the original “Tureja Liepa” is a “sutartine,” a song often sung in rounds, we count to three, one by one,  then we raise our arms like swaying lime trees and break off branches.