Karaoke, meditation, and strangers

Be prepared: this will be the first of many posts about my students.  They regularly make me happy (what will I do when school’s out!?)  My rambunctious fifth hour today suggested I teach two new classes: a karaoke class and a meditation class.  Now, I’m probably not “highly qualified” to teach either of those things, but do you know how much I’d love it?  Can you imagine a karaoke class?  I’m not sure what the different units of study would be: stage presence, musicality, targeting your audience?  Hm.  Is it that crazy that I think it could almost work?  I mean, I already teach Acting–maybe I could add a unit on musical theatre.  Ok, I think I need to take a step back…

In other news, I had a great random encounter with a kid today.  I stopped at the library on my way home from work to get a book and request others.  When I was walking to the circulation desk, a boy of about 9 says to me, “I can’t find my dad.”  He wasn’t panicky or scared and said it in the most matter-of-fact way. Why he said this to me, I have no idea.  After walking around and looking for the missing dad, we went to the help desk where the boy said the same thing to the employees, adding, “But at least there’s a good sign…our car’s still here.”  It turns out his dad was outside for some reason, so I checked out my books and left.  It was weird, though, how self-possessed this kid was.  Kinda freaked me out, to be honest.  🙂

Have a lovely day!


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