In 2013, the airwaves of the infamous Harlem Shake phenomena was starting to take over the world. What started with a group of kids with an incredibly catchy, while some would agree annoying song, would appear to be doing mundane things before the bass beat drops and mayhem would fill our screens. Participants would dance in outrageous costumes, standing on desks, out in public, before the song would slowly come to an end and the participators would seamlessly go back to doing what they were doing.
These videos started to exponentially grow before players from the NBA started to upload them too like this one with the Miami Heat.
A few weeks ago, as I was starting to piece together my goodbye video for my six-year-old students, I came across Pentatonix’s song “sing” which they all seemed to take a special liking to. When we came back from lunch, I would play snippets of the song to have them burn some energy off and soon, they would start to ask for it. It became a great way to get the students to liven up after having lunch and starting our next lessons together. Soon this video was pieced together and has become a wonderful memory for the books.
Harlem Shake with your kids as we did together!