Move over America's Got Talent because Germany's got it too!
This morning I went in to school to see the elementary variety show. It was awesome. I was smiling so hard my face hurt. It was so fun to see the huge smiles and to witness the pure joy that emanated from the performers during and after their numbers.
There was singing, dancing, joke telling, musical instrument playing, gymnastics, and more!
One particular favorite of mine was a little guy getting his groove on to a Michael Jackson song. He did it up in a big way complete with matching sparkly silver belt and glove. He got cheers before his music even started. He was fantastic!
Another great act was a kiddo dressed like a lion dancing to The Lion Sleeps Tonight. This kid was good! He was so comedic in his routine and was very entertaining. Even when his lion mane fell to the floor because of all his shaking and bopping, he kept the show going!
The audience really got into the clapping.
You know the slow clap that gradually erupts into a rhythmic beat to encourage a great performance? Well the kids did it when a few girls danced to Katy Perry's Hot and Cold (edited, child appropriate version, I might add that sounded somewhat like the Chipettes) which seemed totally appropriate, but then every performance got "the clap." The clap started during ballet, instrument solos, and pretty much every performance. Kids are so funny! At least the clapping was less distracting that some other blunders....
During the most precious ballet routine to Talyor Swift's Love Story where two little girls were dressed in matching pink sparkly Hello Kitto Tutu outfits.....a call phone went off.
Seriously?!? Parents turn off your cell phones please!
Then, another cell phone went off during a instrumental performance. If the ringing was not bad enough, the parent answered the phone!
At least she whispered!
It reminded me of the time that a parent answered her cell phone five (yes, FIVE) times during a parent teacher conference that was scheduled to last about 20 minutes. I was floored, but since it was my first year of teaching I just let it ride because I didn't even know how to address this parent who could not focus on her child and the conference for 20 straight minutes without taking calls. She must be really important!
Anywho, the talent show was great. The last performance was a little girl doing an Indian dance routine and she wore the most beautiful outfit. The song was fantastic and it made me want to get up and dance along! It was cool to see students bring their cultures to the show, wear great costumes, and sing in different languages. I also enjoyed the two girls who sang Avril Lavigne songs too. There was such a variety of talent and the energy in the room was great.
Now, I have the rest of the day off with no homework and nothing but time. I already cleaned yesterday, so today will be about hitting the gym hard (if I can muster the motivation), getting some groceries for the weekend, returning my empty water bottles, and planning some of our activities for Ireland. Tonight I am going out to dinner with my girlfriends for some Thai food!
P.S. Last night I watched Germany's Next Top Model at my friend's house. I didn't understand a word of it, but Heidi Klum is the host and she rocks. After four pregnancies she still rocks an awesome body and she is really beautiful. I figure watching a show in German could be a great way to learn more of the language and it was fun to guess what they were talking about. I still prefer the crew of Tyra and Mr. and Ms. Jay because they are a hoot, but I may have found a new show to watch.
What are your plans for the weekend?
Do you have any special talents?
Has your cell phone ever gone off at a really embarrassing time?