The children from my school attended a huge concert which featured a "rock band" that performed songs in English and French. The performance was sponsered by the French language dept of the School District. The place it was held was a new performing arts center...seats 1200 people!.
For many of the children this was the first time they attended a "rock concert", which featured many silly songs which included hand waving, jumping from your seat, dancing, clapping along, and repeating the chorus in French. I guess the focus was learning in a fun way! Unbelievably the enthusiasm caught like wildfire as over a 1000 children were dancing and singing, participating throughout the show as they were encouraged to. Many children were chosen to go on stage and dance or sing, the best won prizes. The request for teachers came.
My students are disabled and I was so darn proud of their participation that when they encouraged me to go up ...I jumped up without hesitation. Finding myself in the front of the stage with about 40 other teachers. The lead singer said we'd be dancing to "twist and shout" and to try to twist as far down as possible. So there I was center stage and I was twisting and shouting...getting down....waving to my students, big smile...I wanted that prize! Only to find out - only kids were awarded prizes..LOL
The song ended ...I could barely make it down the stairs as I had now spaghetti legs as I haven't twisted for a while. The kids in my school, about 200 of them....gave me an ovation..my row gave me high fives as I walked back to my seat and my disabled students said Wow, Miss D you did pretty good for being that old, you twisted the best!...Ha Ha
So that's the end of my boast...as my legs are still killing me but I made my students proud and that took the prize!
Marianne and the boys
|woohoo you rock!|
|At least you didnt swing your head back and forth..I did that at my brothers wedding and I swear I gave myself whiplash
Good for you and I cant wait to hear how sore your legs are tommorrow!!
|oh my gosh, what courage!!! I'd be way too embarrassed to do that.|
|Whazzat? Me Embarressed? Nahhhhhhh!
The lovely one in the pink dress, aka Miss Parfait will be performing for the Arts Council as a "Valentine Sweetheart" for their upcoming children's show this Saturday. Snort! She's quite "the dish" and will claim to be able to make peoples heads turn when she walks down the street.
PS note website has been never been finished and started 4- 5 years ago. Snorts again and wipes big nose.
|If you hadn't posted that link I was going back in the archives to find it! All I could think while reading your post is, yup, yup, yup. I didn't find anything miraculous about it because that IS YOU, Marianne. I'd have been more shocked if you had sat in your seat like a shrinking violet!
Your kids should be darn proud to have a teacher like you!!!
And once you heard there was no priz you should have tackled the lead singer!
|You are too cool for words, Marianne!!
No wonder the kids adore you!! Who wouldn't???
|I wish I had a teacher like you! I don't remember any of them being fun! Sounds like a blast!|
|You are such a wonderful teacher. You have such energy and you care so much. I really wish you were Ryan's teacher..... Any interest in moving to Southern California???|
Wow, Miss D you did pretty good for being that old, you twisted the best!
it's so funny how little kids can make a compliment seem not so nice, yet it is still cute....great story marianne! thanks for sharing
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