Asking students to sing as they learn "Daily Do" using hand signs with their eyes closed is most beneficial.
- You can assess how much they know on their own
- They learn to think on their own
- They learn to think ahead rather than copy someone else
It's important they feel safe and don't think that you are testing them. That's easy to do by your saying, "Let's sing it again together but this time I'd like you to close your eyes."
You may see surprised expressions on their faces.
"I will sing along at the same time. Anytime you want to, just open your eyes and look at me. I am your guide card. I'm not testing you. It's really fun to discover how much you can do on your own. Okay? Everyone ready? Eyes closed . . . . ready, go. So mi so mi . . . . . . "