Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Punky Pony

I was interviewing a student for his "star of the day" page and I asked him what his favorite song was. He said, "The Punky Pony!" I frantically searched my memory for any song we had sung about a pony, let alone a punky pony. Then, I got it! He meant The Hokey Pokey. The more I think about it, the more I realize that The Punky Pony makes much more sense as a title for that song. Think about it, you put your right foot in, you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in and you shake it all about... Who moves like that? A punky pony! I realize that this young man was and English Learner and he made the title make sense to him. (After all, what is a hokey pokey?)
Enjoy the fun things your student's think today.