First we played Snake* with the Greek letter cards and this time when we were done I remembered to have them point and say the scale going forwards and backwards (I forgot the latter last week). The main goals of this game are to get them really quick at recognizing the Greek letters and to get them fluent saying the scale up and down.
Then we sang the Nightly "Ni"* and went a bit farther this time. Along with the Nightly Ni, we played Fine* and said the scale up and down each time after we finished one round of the game.
Finally, we went through the Parallage Phrases together. They did well on the phrases that were review although the younger student still found some of them to be a little tricky. When we got to the newer phrases that practiced "up 2" I realized that they were depending on me to find the pitch. I pulled out the Ni Pa Vou cards and we practiced going up and down and jumping around on ni, pa, and vou.
I can sense that students are really drawn to the Parallage Phrases and I think it's because they fell like they are really chanting. I think that it's good for students to learn 5-10 new phrases a week (2-3 new things) so that they feel like they are making progress. I may add even more new phrases before the "up 2" symbol to allow for this.
The other thing that we noticed was that the older sister was really good at some of the games, whereas the younger was really good at others. They both noticed this and we talked about it. I encouraged them to play the games together so that they could both get good at everything:)