When I walked inside the classroom a few kids were doing homework...and a few kids were doing something kid like. I don't know, I'm not a big fan of this class. They were doing things that I wasn't paying attention to.......
I usually start this class with a music video of some sort. So they have time to put things away, sit down and (hopefully) shut some pie holes. (This class never shuts the pie holes, but, I still live with hope!)
The music videos are American pop music....I play Adele and Katy Perry a lot, because I think Justin Bieber may be one of the signs of the apocalypse. (IT'S POSSIBLE!) But, alas, sometimes I have to let the kids choose the song. So, Justin Bieber happens in my classroom. SADFACE!
Anyway, the "warm up" period of my class is about 5-10 minutes long. It depends on the length of the video. (Cause some kids REALLY like the new "We Are the World" thing...and that video is LONG.)
This particular Saturday, one of the kids had chosen a video before I could get to the computer. I shrugged, sat down, and started thinking about being a Transformer. (I'm trying to decide if I want to be a car or a plane. It's important!)
The song ended, and I was about to stand up and call the class to order. I mean, I was about to stand up and beg them to listen to me......but, one kid ran up and clicked on another video. I looked at the screen and saw a man in a white suit running down a blue looking alley way. I gasped. The whole class looked at me funny and then went back to whatever they were doing...
I have no idea what was going on around me for the next 10 minutes. All I could see was the "Smooth Criminal" video on the screen.....the Moonwalker version.
I was sucked in. I've always been a fan of Michael Jackson. But, there is something about that video, I could watch it FOREVER.
In the last few seconds of the video, I noticed that my Co-T was moving closer to me across the classroom. She looked at her phone and then at me a few times. I finally tore my eyes away from the screen and looked at my watch.
"Oh, should I teach? Sorry.......I really love this video. I could watch it all day. Sorry. Let's get started!"
SHOULD I TEACH? I said that out loud. For the love.....
ANNIE ARE YOU OKAY??
ANNIE ARE YOU OKAY??