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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Electric Slide

My body hurts.  Today I have danced a total of 4 1/2 hours of the Electric Slide.  Thankfully, it was a 2 hour block followed by an hour and a half break followed by a 2 1/2 hour block.  Thankfully, my students LOVED it, especially the fact that I dressed up and brought them accessories, too.  My reward came in the form of students who walked away saying, "That was the best part of field day," students who danced on the playground or at the "otter pop" station, teachers who stopped to watch me as they walked by, and many comments regarding my endless supply of energy.

My favorite moment was probably when an 8th grade student asked me, "Mrs. Fife... why are you wearing a headband?"  I paused a moment to give him a quizzical look.  "A headband, JD? Really?"  I asked as I proceeded to point out my purple hoop earrings, florescent sweatbands, blue eyeshadow, side ponytail, etc.

I also loved it when the classroom teachers joined in the fun.  I had my first slip-up of the year (funny that it was on the last day) and accidentally called Mrs. Casdorph "mom" in front of her class.  But she was wearing her belt weird, and I had to call her out on it!

And - while I really do love my elementary kids - I had the MOST fun with the group of 7th and 8th graders who chose dancing over the other offered field day activities.  They quickly mastered the Electric Slide, so I taught them a bit of The Hustle, and then they mastered some of the choreography I've learned at Joseph rehearsals.  Those are the kids in the pictures.

I really do hope we've started a new Navigator Pointe tradition, and I'm already looking forward to dressing up in a cowgirl get-up for next year.  I think some "Boot Scootin' Boogie" is definitely in order.


Kris said...

It took me a while to find you in the pictures to be honest. You did a great job dressing up like one from the 80's. Go Andrea!