My daughter's pretend play never ceases to make me laugh. This evening, while I was fixing dinner, attempting to remove a dry-erase marker stain on her dress, catching up on email, and opening the mail, she was busy "teaching her class." It started out with reading/writing: she wrote some sentences on her marker board (hence the marker stain mentioned above) but there were some words missing and she was calling on students to fill in those blanks. (In the education world, we call those "cloze" passages, and yes, it's with a "z" and not an "s".)
Then she started music class. She got out the hymnal and asked me to find "her Christmas song." Translation: Angels we have heard on high..."her song" because of the chorus. Then she found the other hymnals and turned them to the same page and placed them where her students could share them. She sat in her chair with her hymnal on her lap and conducted them. From there, it turned into a Christmas concert. The handle of her jump rope was her microphone and she introduced the singers and each hymn for her rather large imaginary audience. I heard her singing/leading her class in quite a few Christmas hymns this evening.