I am so glad to know that I'm not the only teacher who loves a good dance break.
I have established something similar in my classroom. I call it our suprise song. When the students are working especially hard or when they have busy work such as cutting out foldable books, I will give them a "surprise song." They never know what will be playing. It could be an oldie like "Andy Griffith" whistlin' theme or a modern favorite of every tween, "Phineas and Ferb" theme song.
Check out www.televisiontunes.com for great downloads of hundreds of theme songs. Most of these songs are less than 2 minutes. They love this especially when they never know what they are going to get, but they always know all the words! (I take that back, can you believe none of them knew "Gilligan's Island"?)
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