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Monday, April 22, 2013

Music Monday #8 (That's What Friends Are For)

We went way back today to the year 1985.  It was so fun to share with the writers about my memories of the song.  I got to teach my students about the 45 record which was quite a kick! 

The song for me has a lot of meaning and it is always a powerful moment when a teacher opens himself up to his students.  They see him as something more than just a teacher. 

While talking about the song, the artists, and the lyrics, I shared that the song reminds me of a very special group of people that were in my life during high school and have continued to stay in my life to this very day.  The fourth graders thought this was pretty cool and I would have to agree with them.  The song is all about friendship and that is a key component to all of my teaching.

The writers watched the video before we wrote and tried to identify the four artists that perform the song.  The only one they got was Stevie Wonder.  Each generation certainly is focused only on their music
Our Music Monday List for 2012-2013...

Music Monday #1 (What I Am by Will I Am)
Music Monday #2 (Proud by Heather Small)
Music Monday #3 (Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen)
Music Monday #4 (Dreamer by Chris Brown)
Music Monday #5 (Home by Phillip Phillips)
Music Monday #6 (Count on Me by Bruno Mars)
Music Monday #7 (Louder by Charice)
Music Monday #8 (Thriller by Michael Jackson)
Music Monday #9 (Firework by Katy Perry)
Music Monday #10 (Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo ole)
Music Monday #11 (Hall of Fame by The Script with Will I Am)
Music Monday #12 (Shooting Star by Owl City)
Music Monday #13 (Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson)
Music Monday #14 (Do They Know Its Christmas by Band Aid)
Music Monday #14 (Do They Know Its Christmas from Glee)
Music Monday #15 (Take a Look at Me Now by Greyson Chance)
Music Monday #16 (My Wish by Rascal Flatts)
Music Monday #17 (Dream Big by Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand)
Music Monday #18 (The World's Greatest by R. Kelly)
Music Monday #19 (Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and Glee)
Music Monday #20 (Rainbow Connection from The Muppets)
Music Monday #21 (One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston)
Music Monday #22 (One Day by Matisyahu)
Music Monday #23 (Surfin' USA by The Beach Boys)
Music Monday #24 (Vitamin String Quartet playing Bad Romance by Lady Gaga)
Music Monday #25 (I Believe by Yolanda Adams)
Music Monday #26 (That's What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick and Friends)

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