"Surfin' USA" by The Beach Boys
*To celebrate our last week before our much anticipated spring break, I chose this song.
*I wanted to pick an old classic and "go back" in time.
*This song still appeals to my young listeners and it is fun to tell them how far it goes back.
*The music, the words, and the images get us all in the mood for a spring break.
Step One: Watch the video
Step Two: Class discussion about the video and what the message is
Step Three: Watch the video again
Step Four: Listen to the music as we write our reactions in our writer's notebooks
Week Number One: What I Am by Will.i.am
Week Number Two: Proud by Heather SmallWeek Number Three: Roar by Katy Perry
Week Number Four: Dreamer by Chris Brown
Week Number Five: What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis
Week Number Six: The Rainbow Connection by The Muppets
Week Number Seven: Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
Week Number Eight: Thriller by Michael Jackson
Week Number Nine: Hall of Fame by The Script and Will.i.am
Week Number Ten: Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & Glee
Week Number Eleven: One Day by Matisyahu
Week Number Twelve: Count on Me by Bruno Mars
Week Number Thirteen: Louder by Charice
Week Number Fourteen: Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid
Week Number Fifteen: Do They Know It's Christmas by the cast of Glee
Week Number Sixteen: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Week Number Seventeen: Shooting Star by Owl City
Week Number Eighteen: Happy by Pharrell Williams
Week Number Nineteen: Everything Will Change by Gavin DeGraw
Week Number Twenty: The World's Greatest by R. Kelly
Week Number Twenty-One: The Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson
Week Number Twenty-Two: Home by Phillip Phillips
Week Number Twenty-Three: Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Sharkira