Mama Diaries

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

All-school Sing

Today, my childrens' school had an all-school sing. I was invited to attend, because I volunteer in the classrooms. I took my seat in the the auditeria and watched as 600 little people filed in to the room. Then the show began. Each grade went up on the stage and sang a folk song while the rest of their classmates and parents watched. Of course between numbers, the kids started making a lot of noise. The music teacher did the magic clap hands trick, and everybody shut up. It was actually kind of amazing to see. Finally, near the end, a kid got up on stage and announced that there would be an all-school dance. Six hundred kids dancing? No way! He asked the students to mind their manners and dance "properly." Whatever that meant. The song came on. It was the popcorn dance. Right foot heel. Left foot heel. Right hand in the air. Left hand in the air. Hop to the side. All the way around this went, until their final position was a squat. They all made a sizzle sound and then...POP! They all jumped up. Six hundred popcorn kernels. It was hilarious! (And yes, they all danced "properly.")

22 comments:

  1. This sounds too cool!
    In my mind's eye, I can picture the 600 kernels going "pop"... a priceless moment!
    I love working with the little ones at school, especially my grade 2 & 3 choir kids - they're so full of enthusiasm and ready to oblige!

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  2. Thinking about the children and the movements create a beautiful video in my mind.

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    1. Yes! As I commented above, I wish I had a video. That would've been a good thing to catch.

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  3. Those were the sweetest times! All those little children popping and behaving "properly" - - so sweet!

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    1. Properly popped pupils are positively perfect!

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  4. Aw, how fun! I can just picture it. :)

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  5. Sounds so cute! I loved going to my grandchildren's concerts too.

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    1. I guess I have that to look forward to.

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  6. Could you demonstrate that dance for us at crit group?

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  7. haha wow that must have been a sight to see. 600 all doing it at once is surely quite the feat.

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    1. It was. I'm actually quite surprised that they didn't knock each other down like dominoes!

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  8. sounds like a great idea and what a fabulous fun way to get 600 kids moving and happy!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Thanks for following. I followed you back!

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  9. Sounds like it was a lot of fun for both the children and adults. : )

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    1. It was. I couldn't believe they actually pulled it off!

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