Day 187 (of 188) one more sleep – hit the music (but not Fireflies)

Day 187 (of 188) one more sleep – hit the music (but not Fireflies)
I pressed play in our Year in Review Video  at our assembly ‘the day before the last day’. And it feels great. No pressure for the final day with students – it’s all “in the can”. 

But…..last night I dealt with the self-stressor of connecting music to the video – and I had a ‘gap’. About two minutes that I needed ‘something’. As per usual I had my kids looking over my shoulder giving me suggestions – but when my youngest went “ooh Fireflies” it was a No! from me. 
I have found that some songs really connect to me with some of my schools – 500 Miles will always remind me of JW Ingles and I think of Beaverly when Moves Like Jagger comes on! But I don’t mind playing those songs – I do mind playing Fireflies by Owl City – that one connects to Carney a little too much. 
That one is unique. It was a song that connected with a learning community that didn’t connect with much….

Instead we found a different bridge (thank you Tay-Tay) and got excited for the song that has finally ‘fit’ Sorrento: Shut Up And Dance With Me – especially since the final scene was one I caught of a teacher retiring after 30+ years dancing unashamedly – a complete hit. It’s nice to finally find a theme song for our school!! And taking away the pressure of the year-end reflection assembly on that last day – priceless. 

Looking forward to now creating a playlist of songs to help ease our learners into summer after our final day together! One more sleep!

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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