Warming up my vocal chords…

Today in class we are beginning our Midterm Exam review. Since I review with my kiddos for two days, we start with a fun day…singing! All. Day.

You heard me right–I’m a complete masochist.

Actually, it’s pretty cool. I made little song books for the kiddos that have all the lyrics for these songs I found on YouTube that are re-writes of popular songs to include content-based lyrics.

Here’s what I mean:

The cool part: I MAKE them sing. Like, I yell at them if they don’t. It’s so fun to see how uncomfortable they are at first. I guess I’m a bit of a sadist as well.

But, aren’t we all? We’re teachers, after all…


I have a unique perspective on teaching. As a young guy, I still have that “world is my oyster” perspective on life, so I am more than willing to try new things in the pursuit of happiness. I have always been a naturally happy person and don’t shy away from trying to make others see that it’s easy to be happy! Thus, the blog you’re reading. The main impetus for actually putting all the work in to getting this blog up and running? A coworker stopped me in the hall one day and actually reprimanded me for being so smiley all the time. They actually said that I shouldn’t be so happy as a teacher! My response? Screw that! I SHOULD be happy. I now smile at that coworker EVERY time I see them…and usually say something like, “Isn’t this such great day to be a teacher?!” They don’t usually smile back… Don’t be like them.

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One comment on “Warming up my vocal chords…
  1. Katie says:

    One of your students asked me in class today if we can “sing like we did in science class… It was so fun!” Apparently, they love it!

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