Book Queen

My students and I just finished a really fun project that I want to share here on the blog.  About a year ago, the media specialist at my school shared a music video with me in which a group of students from another school parodied a popular song to promote their media center.  She wondered if we could do something similar?  I told her once we had some time we could make something even better, and so after our fall concert that’s just what we did.

I brought up the idea with my students, and they really took it and ran with it.  They came up with the song, rewrote the lyrics, held their own auditions, and came up with the choreography.  It took us about a week to do.  One of my students handled the recording and video editing.  She recorded the audio first and then put it with the video she had captured.  She had it ready to go in less than an hour–amazing!

This is evidence that my kids are super smart and tech savvy while also being vocally talented.  I’m pretty excited to have such a great group of students this year.  Check out how great they are as they get our school pumped to read:

I am hoping that this will be the first of many efforts in collaborating with teachers and organizations outside of our Fine Arts Department.  The media center specialist was able to use this commercial on our school’s television channel as well as on the school’s social media sites and webpage.  I don’t think my students were expecting what we got in the final product, so seeing their faces as they watched the final video for the first time was really fun.  They were really proud and have been sharing it on their own social media.  I’m hoping this will be the first of many fun videos we get to make together.