Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Let's Jump Right In

First day back after Christmas vacation for my students; how would I get us started? I stressed a little bit about this over the weekend.

Ok...actually, I stressed A LOT about this over the weekend! I wanted it to be something special, something poignant; something they would remember THE. REST. OF. THEIR. LIVES.

No pressure. And, clearly, no sense of reality either.

Finally, I decided to keep it simple...and fun. So we began our day today with a quick YouTube video. I prefaced this video with, "Now, I don't know what the person who posted this video wanted the title to be, but after you watch this I'll tell you what title I've given it. It has to do with starting back to school."

"And my title," I told the kids, "is....

Let's Jump Right In!"

Howls of laughter ensued. Well, it might have been more like very loud groans, but I choose to remember laughter.

Special thanks to Lee Kolbert for sharing this video on Facebook!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

lol! I have never seen a cat jump from that point of view! Too funny!