Saturday, September 21, 2013

Why My Students Are Hilarious. Part I

I'm a superfan. My students know that from day one. We talk about it. We joke about it. We fangirl about it. We obsess about it. My students buy into my fandoms and these are the results of the marriage of our nerdiness!

I love the clarification of the "real answer" here.

"This is the Jedi who protects the empire from bad grades"
"These are  not the grades you are looking for"
"Screen Name: realornotreal"
This girl was in a group that made a Hunger Games themed Social Studies Review Game!

I have one class period that we sing... a lot. 

I play this to them when we learn about Jamestown. From that point on as we review Jamestown...

I sing "In 1607, we sailed the open sea, for Glory, God, and Gold, and the--"

I cue them to sing back "Virginia Company!

When we teach about the joint-stock company, I explain to them "A nugget for my Winnie, and another one for me-- and all the rest will go to the--" 

They sing back "Virginia Company!" it helps them understand the concept of investors making a profit if Jamestown makes a profit. 

My fourth period is considering auditioning for the talent show with this song.