Friday, March 23, 2012

The Transformation Slide

It's here!  It has hit the digital shelves of the iTunes world.  Okay, not really, but whatever.  

The Transformation Slide has been recorded! It is officially a song with vocals and sound and awesome-ness!

Here's the cover art for the Album! HA!

Image source: HERE

My kids danced to it yesterday in class. It LITERALLY rocked the house! The teacher who's classroom shares a wall with mine told me that our kids dancing to it was shaking her walls...and you could hear the stomps all the way down the hall. 

My principal came down to see the kids dance, and she ran down and got a 2nd grade class to come join in the fun.

We are hoping for a repeat performance at a school assembly in the near future :)

Here's the Youtube link to the song! 

 Side note: there's a part of the song where it tells you to "COBRA" looks like this:

Yes, I love the Texas Rangers! 

Also, I did want to mention that this was created very quickly, so the quality is not professionally cut, but I would LOVE it if you made your own.  I would be so happy  if you took my lyrics and even changed them up a bit and made a better recording.  If you do that, though, please share!  That would be AWESOME :)

i'll be keeping my day job,

the craft rookie wanna-be rapper

Monday, March 19, 2012

Excited!, today was the first day back from Spring Break - wow, was I lazy.  Being back does not make me excited, BUT I am super pumped about a few things for this week:

1. It's the last week of introducing new material.  After this week, we switch in to straight review mode until our state tests (STAAR) on April 24th.

2. We are studying Geometry.  It's so easy to teach, so it's a nice wind-down unit.

3. We are not just studying Geometry, we are studying TRANSFORMATIONS (read that as Translations, Reflections, Rotations....or Slides, Flips, and Turns)!  Why does that make me happy, you ask?? WELLLLLL, because I get to have fun with this stuff. It's new material in 4th grade (or at least it's supposed to be - the 3rd grade teachers at my school do A LOT of pre-teaching for us, which is AWESOME!), so I like to bring a little jazz to it.  This year, I wrote a song called....

"The Transformation Slide"

This song is written to the tune of the "Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper.  If you don't know what this is, ask your son/daughter, niece/nephew, next door neighbor's kid, or a random stranger at the grocery store - just don't offer that kid candy, or y'know...seem creepy in any way.

The other 4th grade teachers and me are going to officially become musical recording artists tomorrow during our conference time, and we are going to rap our little hearts out to get this song recorded before Wednesday (aka the big day!).  

Are you excited?

If not...can you feel my excitement??

I'll share the final product with you guys, even if it doesn't turn out as awesome as it sounds in my head (and trust my head, there's like auto-tune and back up vocals and cool drums...there's slim to none of a chance that it will live up to what I've envisioned :)...and I'm totally okay with that)!

Here's a little taste -

This time we're gonna get funky....

Everybody reflect your hands!
Re-re-re-flect your hands!
Re-re-re-flect your hands!....

And it goes on from there...

humming the song as i type,

the craft rookie