So today I was teaching a rhythm cup passing game (so creatively named “Cup Thing”) to the 5th graders.  I’ve taught this more times than I can count so I’ve learned that if I want them to listen to instruction they need to either have their cup on the floor not touching it, or hold their cup in the air.  Today I chose the latter since they already had them in their hands.  Taking a chance, I asked them “Why do you think we have our cups in the air?”

And one boy seriously said, “So you can say, Cheers!”

Heh.

Too funny.

And did I mention I have a high school intern?  I sort of knew this, but I forgot until he showed up today.  Luckily he’s a kid who really loves music and throws himself into whatever the kids are doing.  I think this could be very cool.

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