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.