Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Moonwalking Sub

I wonder if I should change these up. I'm in the habit of reposting something on Tuesdays, but the Internet seems to have decided that Thursday is the "throwback day". Which would mean I could post my random questions on Tuesdays. What do you think?

Today's repost came about when I searched through my 8th grade posts. I stumbled across this one which led me to the following which originally appeared on March 30, 2010.

"You're the best sub ever!"

That statement makes me nervous. I wonder what I did wrong. I don't mind the popularity. I do mind that somehow I let the students get away with something that I shouldn't have.

Today I had middle school choir. Their assignment was to work on their "group work". They have divided into small groups, and each group is to perform a song. Most of them picked fairly recent songs.

I spent the day watching them sing along to their songs and work out their choreography. I offered suggestions where I could. Mostly, I watched to make sure that they didn't get out of control (something that middle schoolers are expert at).

6th period was a bit different. One group chose a Beatles song. And the group nearest to me was doing this song from Mulan (yeah!!! I finally got something to embed):



As the group was working out their choreography, they decided that when "dark side of the moon" is sung, they should Moonwalk. They didn't know how, so they asked me if I did. (I didn't live through the '80's for nothing.)

So, I tried to demonstrate while wearing backless shoes (I do not recommend this). I think I explained it better than I did it. They tried. They'll need a little more practice.

After that, they called me the "best sub ever". Apparently, I didn't have much in the way of competition.

14 comments:

  1. A sub that moonwalks. That is the best sub ever!

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  2. I knew the 80's were good for something!

    Fun story.

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  3. Mulan is my very favorite Disney movie...thank you for the embed! And yay you! I lived through the 80's but all I can demonstrate is how to get ginormous hair! No moonwalking for me. I did learn the Thriller choreography back in the day!!!

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    1. I didn't do the big hair thing which was silly considering how thick my hair is. Ah well...

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  4. You should post a video of you moonwalking!

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  5. Too cute! I bet they appreciated you were willing to go that extra distance and teach them how to moon walk :)

    betty

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  6. You are the best sub ever. I lived through the 80s and I have no idea how to moonwalk!

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    1. Really? Didn't they go over it on MTV or something? I never mastered it, but I understood the technique, and I must have learned it somewhere.

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  7. Just that you were willing to demonstrate moonwalking proved to the kids that you took their ideas seriously. Which of course makes you the best sub ever.

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  8. Nice. If that's all it takes to win them over--teaching the moonwalk--I'm totally in. Awesome.

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  9. Haha. My kind of sub. Let's just say kids learn better from a sub who is willing to have fun as well. I don't know what to say about your question at the very top. Either way you post and on whatever day, I'll be reading.

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    1. Thanks. I think since no one has really seemed to care one way or the other, I'm going to go the way of the internet and switch the schedule.

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  10. I would think that having them sing a song they can choose and then you do a moonwalk is like you actually walked on the moon! I loved the 80's even though I never had big hair

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