Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Llama, Sad Llama ...

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Last year, my kids invented Llama hand signals** and a chant-song to go with them. If you think this is strange, you've never had a 3rd - 6th grader. They seem to live for this stuff.

**okay so apparently my kids didn't invent this and EVERYONE does it. But this is their variant. Still cool. :)





Happy Llama













Sad Llama











Mentally Disturbed Llama
(I swear I'm not making this up)












Super Llama











Spy Llama




Mad Llama


MOOSE!



These are kissing llamas - they have nothing to do with the song.








If that doesn't make you smile this weekend, I can't help you.

More llama fun to come!

p.s. Thanks to Mighty Mite for the Llama demonstrations. He approves of everything here, except the kissing llamas.

13 comments:

  1. Did they put this up on YouTube? I was teaching last summer in an academic camp and my students started doing the Llama chant. I am in South Carolina.
    So, it spread. It is very catchy.

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  2. Too cute! My kids don't do the hand shape/shadow thing. No idea why not.

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  3. @June And here I was, thinking the kids made it up! They must have seen it on YouTube and mutated it into their own. I am rather glad to see my guys substituted "mentally disturbed" Llama for "mentally retarded" Llama (which is offensive) - I sense some teacher direction in there somewhere. It does speak to how things "catch fire" with kids these days - no one's disconnected anymore.

    @Stina Maybe it's a US thing? :)

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  4. My favorite was the moose!

    And I can't even say the word "llama" in my classroom without the students doing that chant thing. Cracks me up every time! Thanks for starting our day off with a chuckle, Susan!

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  5. I cannot BELIEVE Dark Omen would approve of the llamas kissing... ;p

    Actually, my children do that! But theirs are cats! And your "angry llama" is how they make dogs. Kids are so darned funny!!!

    Merry Christmas~ <3

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  6. @Darby Wow, it really is universal! Awesome.

    @LTM They are so creative, those darn kids. And I was shocked that the kissing was allowed too. :)

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  7. Why don't I know about the llama chant? Oh, no! I'm missing out on something cool! :-(

    Loved the moose!! :-)

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  8. @Everyone If you're looking to procrastinate on your holiday shopping and laugh yourself silly, type "Happy Llama, Sad Llama" in YouTube. They're all different, and hilarious. /endpublicserviceannouncement

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  9. SO funny! Hopping off to youtube now, because you can never have too much laughter.

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  12. ohhh i LOVE the llama chant!!! but up here we do it a little differently...

    it goes happy llama, sad llama, mentally distorted llama, super llama, kissy llama, big fat mama llama, MOOSE!!!! haha this is a great chant :)

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  13. @Anon LOL! I think there are a million different variations of this one! :)

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