Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Chicago Public School Teachers Have West Coast Envy

I posted this on my FB page on Monday, but thought it deserved a bigger audience here. This is my bestie of many, many years, Chad, along with fellow Chicago teacher, Mark, singing their woes as school is canceled again, for like the fifth time this month, because of subzero temps. Here they are singing about Netflix, Crockpots, drinking in the daytime (which sounds pretty good to me…). The video has gone viral — even appearing on a couple local Chicago talk shows.

When I go to Chicago twice a year, I stay with Chad, and we do a lot of sitting around making up songs and videos, so it’s really fun to see one of his best ones yet makin’ the rounds. Go, Chaddy. Don’t forget your friends when you become famoose.

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  • Jill

    Jill January 29, 2014, 2:04 pm

    I saw this when you posted it on FB the other day, and then was surprised to see two teacher friends of mine post it today. I hadn’t realized they had it on the talk shows, so I started wondering if I know lots of people for real that are on DW!

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl January 29, 2014, 2:13 pm

    That is super hysterical!!

    The biggest downfall of working from home is that I don’t get snow days. It sucks.

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  • mylaray

    mylaray January 29, 2014, 2:54 pm

    This is hilarious. And they have good voices too!

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray January 29, 2014, 3:03 pm

    They can sing! What do they teach?

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy January 29, 2014, 3:08 pm

      Drama and music. Naturally.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray January 29, 2014, 3:12 pm

        I was not going to guess math and chemistry. … I’ve just never known any creative and musically talented math and chemistry teachers though I’m sure there are some!

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    stickelet January 29, 2014, 3:33 pm

    I shared this on my FB when you posted it there. My teacher friends (of whom I seem to have many) loved it!

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  • Lyra

    Lyra January 29, 2014, 9:47 pm

    I’ve never been more excited to go back to school than I was today. I was in a super good mood all day — I’m usually fairly happy, but today was abnormally so. I’m pretty sure my kiddos thought I had injected caffeine or something. My students were also super chipper and awesome so that was an added bonus. Then I taught one of my 7th grade students a kind of “boring” part of music (order of flats and sharps for music people/anyone who cares) and her mind was totally blown. She was super excited and was going to go home and practice her scales — bonus!

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