Monday, September 8, 2008

Spin the Teacher


* 5-6 papers that have a line from one of the program songs on it

* A swivel chair. I borrowed mine from the clerk's office.

So, I brought the swivel chair in and put the papers around the chair like a clock. Then I told the children that the most reverent class would be able to send their teacher up to the front to sit in the spinning chair. Suddenly you here Silence! I am always amazed at what motivates kids.....anyway...the teacher comes to the front (remember its for the kiddos so don't worry if the teacher doesn't talk to you anymore after this...)you invite them to sit down. Then have the pianist play a bit of a song. Spin the teacher around (slowly so they don't loose their lunch) until the pianist stops. What ever paper the teacher is facing, you have them pick it up and show it to their class. If it is junior primary simply have the teacher read what is on the paper and have the class guess what song it goes too...for Senior have the class read it and guess either the line after the written line or before the written line. Then sing the song and repeat the process until all the teachers love you so much or time is out.

*Originator: The Idea Door
**Heavily Adapted by The Crazy Chorister


mcstark1 said...

Thank you for your creative ideas! I can't tell you how many times your blog has saved me from the anxiety I feel every week :) I'm using this one today because it's the last Sunday before the classes change for the new year, and it will focus on the teachers as well as one last review of the songs they learned this year... thanks again, and keep them coming!

Barlow said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I've loved reading your ideas. This is the second time I've been the chorister, which I love, but it was perfect timing to find your blog because I really needed some fresh ideas. We did "spin the teacher" and the kids LOVED it--but we had to do it a second week in a row because they wanted a chance to spin me! Thanks again!!