Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fever for the Bieber

Pin It Today we were hit by a snowstorm. Teachers were late to school because of the adverse conditions. People were stuck on the sides of the road. My class had our Christmas party.

Needless to say, the festivities were festive, the excitement was exciting, and the drama was dramatic.

Gotta love 5th graders.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I really should have my blog be required reading for my class. Even after my dandy gifts post, I got more than my fair share of candy, tree ornaments, and knickknacks and paddy whacks. Sprinkled amongst them were a few fantastic gift cards, another homemade magnet – this one of a guitar to add to my ‘Z’ and iPod set from the same student (which I didn’t take a photo of, unfortunately, and I’m not driving back out to school to do so). I also got probably one of the most creative gifts this year…I’ll post a photo of it below.

I have to admit, this gift was pretty cool…

As school was starting, I had a certain girl in my class ask if I liked Justin Bieber. I won’t lie…there are a few songs sung by this teen sensation which have me tapping my feet, and even singing along with on the radio. Heck, I even learned to play “Baby” on the guitar—mostly as a joke, but also because it would catapult me into the realms of awesomeness with my class.

Oh, it did.

Imagine 20+ students singing along as their teacher accompanies them on the guitar but nobody really knowing any of the words—only the chorus.

It. was. Bieberful.

“Sure, I like some of his music…” I responded.

She smiled and held up my Christmas present with a flourish; a Justin Bieber poster…


I was touched. I was moved. I wasn’t quite sure how to respond.

“Wow, Justin Bieber!” Joey said with shining eyes. “Can I have it?”

That would be a negatory there, Ghost Rider…

I’m still trying to decide what to do with it. Another teacher said that I definitely needed to put it in my classroom. I’m thinking of perhaps adding the following message…


I’ll have to let you know.

I'm pretty sure that I’ve got the fever…Mr. Z-ber.


Oh, and just for fun:

36 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I think you look awesome Bieberfied.

Cheeseboy said...

Well, you have me beaten so far this year. No Beiber stash for me so far, but we still have one more day, so fingers crossed.

That doo looks uber cool on you. I'd definitely consider it if I were you.

Learning to play a Bieber tune on your guitar probably takes more musical talent than Beiber actually has.

Stef said...

Oh, my! I absolutely love the hair. Too hilarious!!!!

Rachel said...

Thank you for introducing me to Justin Beiber's. I had no idea what I was missing out on! :D I love it when pubescent boys/girls sing about love. :)

I'm thinking....... if you go around with that hair-doo! You'll have to start yelling, "You're fired"! That is quite the rug...

Lydia said...

My next birthday party MUST be a dance party in a bowling album. Bieber and Ludacris optional.

Mikki said...

Love the Bieber do.

Ooops!! I thought you taught fourth grade, that' what I put on my blog post the other day. My bad. Sorry!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Do you think that The Beiber uses Joy soap to get that pretty mane? Hm....

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

I'm not sure if I should stop reading now, or if the damage has already been done.
I am looking a little wind-blown...

tammy said...

Awe.some.

I'm loving the "Glad Tidings" gift too.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Definitely Beiberful!... Or u could hang in in your garage??
Oh, have u gotten that head shaking thing he does down yet? Saw him in an interview and he actually stopped mid answer to a question so he could get his hair in place! OMFG,that boy is gonna have issues...

Mamma has spoken said...

I am ROFLMAO right now, laughing so hard I can't think of anything to say......

Joan said...

Oh, you could so rock the Bieber do!

My kids think I'm awesome because I play Taylor Swift songs when we are writing or working on art response to writing. My boys always say "ick" but they sing along and know all the words!

Crustacean Queen said...

Hahaha...what a good way to start the day! Thanks!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Did someone really give you cleaning products for Christmas?

I didn't know my mother was a 5th grader.

Shawna said...

Well I can no longer say I have never heard a Bieber song...and it had its moment of catchy-ness, but I won't be running out anytime soon to download his latest album. I'd probably be swooning along with all the other girls if I was 13, but, as an adult, I just want to shove that mop out of his eyes, pinch those cheeks and tell him what an adorable young man he is. Curse you Justin Bieber, you've turned me into my grandmother!

Oilfield Trash said...

You have more brass than I do, I would never have done my hair like that.

Gerb said...

The rule at our house is this: if mom's at home, no Bieber allowed. Especially not the songs with the rap thrown in somewhere. Besides, have you ever seen the way he writes? It's atrocious!!

(It's still hilarious that a student gave you a poster, though.)

I'll end with a joke from Thumbelina: What would happen if Justin Bieber disappeared? There would be One Less Lonely Girl.

Omgirl said...

I can't wait to go back and read your post on teacher gifts. I think the only cool teacher gift I ever got was a Shakespeare conpendium. Really nice, hardback. The rest was mostly candy and stuff. booooo. And I certainly never got a Justin Bieber poster! (jealous). Of course, he was about 4 then, so it makes sense. (Still jealous)

peggy said...

Yeah, I was too late for your card but am so happy to know of your blog. I came here via I Started out as a Child. Thanks for posting for us.

FabuLeslie said...

I love that I can write this comment while listening to His Biebersty in the background. It's so weird to think you are still in school! Our vacation is in full swing now! Anyway, awesome presents. I think you should definitely put the poster in your classroom. You should make it a reward to be able to go stand in front of it and gaze into his eyes... ha!

FabuLeslie said...

P.S. Is one of the lyrics, "..and I was like..." ? ha!

Ms Bibi said...

Luckily I don't have Joey's at home trying to bring Bieber poster in. Bieber is not a favorite in my house. I suspect it's the teenage envy thing.

Love the "DO"....

Nuttley said...

Hey, wait a minute....I don't see any PEEPS in that package of awesome. Bummer. ;)

You Beiberfied = The best Christmas present ever! It got the biggest laugh from the whole crew.

Remind me to tell the story of the guitar...it explains a lot.

Heather said...

I teach 5th grade and my kids would be so envies of that poster!!!! I have been reading your blog and really enjoying it, moments with Joey is great! Thanks for the laughs and I better put in my request for a J.B. poster for my birthday! ha ha

M-Cat said...

Must.refrain.from.mocking.........

Cherie said...

You rock as Z-ber!!! I am impressed you learned one of his songs to WOW your class - Way cool!
Merry Christmas!

wendy said...

Now that's a teacher who CARES about his students. Bieberific

My grand kids sing "baby, baby , baby OHHHH Like, Baby baby Ohhhhhh

love it.

I was sent her by the suggestions of some bloggers I follow. so howdy, doody to ya.

Have a Merry Christmas

baby baby baby OHHHHHH, like Baby

Today's Gift said...

Now that's a great gift! And the hair definitely suits you!

My roommate's niece, who is four years old, dedicated a video to Justin. She's in love. Here's the link (hopefully you can watch it): http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=441251284286

Linn said...

Too much awesomeness!

(And I'm crying that I missed your Christmas card post. I went to my niece's wedding and just arrived home last night. Blasted!)

Anonymous said...

LMAO! Promise to wear your hair like that next time we go out?

cari said...

Max asked me if I could print that picture of you with Bieber hair. I can only imagine what he'd do with it! I'm glad you liked the gift. I was a little worried you'd think it was lame. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! :)

birdeeb said...

I think it's awesome you learned how to play that song on the guitar! You should record you playing it and post it ;o) You are a cool teacher :o)

mintifresh said...

How does one ever top a Bieber poster?!?!!

Tiburon said...

You should never trade out your awesome hair for Bieber hair. Your hair is kickin'!! As are you :)

♥Miya said...

I... I thought Beiber was a girl :/ With so many gender-neutral names these days...

c.e.l.i.n.a said...

Ok I was just popping around and this came up on related posts. I just about peed my pants!

♥ theMRS.

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