Friday, July 11, 2008


No, I'm not going to wax poetic about the DVDs again, but I had an interesting experience when I showed them to the music classes I was subbing for today. Friday through next Wednesday I'm subbing for a music teacher in an elementary school. Now normally I don't to elementary schools but I need the money and the cool thing about subbing for the specialists is that you don't see the same rug rats all day. Anyways I pop in the DVD and the 5th graders are less than impressed with the opening video Starship Groove.

I went on with the lesson and showed them different videos from both the DVDs but it was not until they saw Drum Machine that they got interested.

Now all the other classes loved, loved them. They not only enjoyed the videos, they really enjoyed the music as well. The two big hits were Pogo Sticks and Future Retro. The really cool thing is that they saw stuff I missed even though I've watched the DVDs numerous times.

Sometimes you learn as much from the students as they learn from you. Besides I'd rather watch those DVDs than Disney Sing a long videos any day of the week!