So you've probably figured out by now due to my numerous entries on music that my students have been enjoying it this year. Part of it might be that it's a different activity from the norm and we aren't telling stories but I still require them to do something with the language and then we treat it as a reading a little bit when possible.
And yesterday was supposed to be Music Day (Thursday), but I had a student from Truman State University come in to practice TPRS. I had to explain to my students that we would shift music day to Friday and I almost had a mutiny. Another teacher told me today that yesterday she saw on students' facebook status' that they were excited for what song Señor Jordan had picked out for music day. So I guess it's been a little successful?
Something that I've noticed though is that I don't usually do much to introduce the song. We go into it, then maybe after the first time or second time I tell them where the artist is from so they don't think they're from Mexico (for speaking Spanish). But I don't do much with the song ahead of time.
So today I decided that the song would be Celos by Fanny Lú and I wanted to practice the idea of 'tiene celos' (He/she has jealousy ("is jealous"). I thought it would be a good way to prep the song and if we had extra time after the song we could continue a storyline or talk about the video and the story that we can infer from it. So I wrote that one the board and asked "¿Quién tiene celos?" (Who has jealousy?). I was met with confusion because I had promised a song and they knew THIS wasn't a song... oops. I told them "un momento" and continued. We got to develop little silly stories and associations so by that time I got to passing out the song, they understood as soon as they saw the title. I think this enriched the song more than before because now they had a context for the phrase and they also had personalized it into their class so we could talk about the crazy jealous woman and also talk about people in the class.
I think future implementation of this kind of TPRS introduction to a song will only further reinforce music day to make it better.