Conversation in class on Friday:
Me: Ladies and gentlemen, let me remind you that you are NOT Madonna. Please write your first AND last name on your papers.
Student: Who is Madonna?
I honestly thought I'd NEVER see the day!
I mean, Kenny G.... Cher... okay, fine. I can see how my seventh graders maybe wouldn't know them. But MADONNA?????
An intervention was necessary. Crucial! I told this little honors student that her homework for the weekend was go to home and listen to some Madonna.
She was less than thrilled with her assignment and asked me why she has to listen to old people music.
I am pleased to report that said student came back yesterday and told me she spent the whole weekend listening to Madonna with her mom as instructed.
Me: And what did you think?
Student: I actually liked her!
Tonight's homework includes watching Madonna's music videos on YouTube so she can appreciate the great artistic expression that goes into her performances. Madge is more than just a singer, you know (I'm preaching to the choir here, I'm sure).
If this girl learns nothing else from me before my last day on Friday, she WILL learn to appreciate and respect Madge!
And THIS is why they call me Miss Lifesaver, y'all!