So, we started with the scale. In order to practice coming down the scale we played Fine* and Oligon/Apostrophos with the Ni Pa Vou cards (it probably should have just been Apostrophos). They had a lot of fun with the scale games as usual.
Both girls did really well with the "up 2" jump. I started doing ison for them and they were able to go from ni to vou by themselves and stay on pitch for the most part. I only joined them on the melody if they were getting off pitch. I also joined them on a new phrase that introduced a new symbol. They wanted to chant on their own, so in general I tried to chant softly on the melody or do ison.
After the lesson I asked if they would practice the phrases if I left the magic notes and wand. They both agreed enthusiastically. Having the magic notes to use on trickier phrases will make it more likely that they will decode the intervals before chanting the phrase (which increases the chance that they will chant it correctly). It will also give them visual cues as they chant to help them find the right pitch. Plus, everybody loves colorful magnetic things to play with. Especially kids!