Teachers Prep for Back to School Revolution With Rousing Les Miz Song (Video)

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Ever wonder what teachers do at those teacher conferences? Sing showtunes, apparently.

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Preparing for students to return to class at the West Des Moines Community School District in Iowa, a group of teachers chose a well-known melody to help stoke school spirit with a flash mob performance that.

A dull last-day-of-summer-vacation superintendent's conference was turned into a stirring rally by teachers who wrote new lyrics to "One Day More" from Les Miserables and rehearsed throughout the summer

As part of Playbill.com's Back to School week (#BwayBacktoSchool), we share the resulting viral video with you:

 

Here are the uncredited parody lyrics, with apologies to Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg:

One day more!
Another year and one more planning day.
As we start this road to the end of May;
These students who in spring were here
Will surely come again this year.
One day more!

I am not ready for today.
What shall I do once school has started?

One day more.

Tomorrow you’ll be halls away
Because the summer now has parted

One more day all on my own.
Do we know the common core?
No more time for preparation.
Will my lesson be a bore?
I've run out of planning time.
Please collaborate with me
Soon the students will be here.

One more day before we start!
Do I join her for PD?
Learning targets bring you freedom!
Shall I join their PLC?
Common assessments shall be made
Formative or summative?
Will you come and plan with me?
The time is now, the day is here!
One day more!

One more day to education,
We will help these students grow!
We'll be ready for these schoolboys
We will teach what they don’t know!
One day more!

Watch 'em run around,
Catch 'em if they fall,
Making sure the classroom's
Ready for them all,
Here’s a little crayon
There’s a little glue
Markers, pens, and pencils
They know what to do!

One day to a new beginning
Raise the flag and say the pledge!
Every student will arrive
And I hope I will survive!
There's a new world for the teaching
There's a new world to be taught
Do you hear the school bells ring?
All right,
I'll join,
your PLC!

One day more!

I am not ready for today.
What shall I do once school has started?

We'll become these student’s heroes
We will lead and they will go
We will build them a bright future,
We know things that they don’t know.

One more day all on my own!
One day more!

Tomorrow you’ll be halls away
Because the summer now has parted

One more day to education,
We will help these students grow!
We'll be ready for these schoolboys

Watch 'em run around,
Catch 'em if they fall,
Making sure the classroom's
Ready for them all,
Here’s a little crayon
There’s a little glue

Tomorrow we'll discover
What our God in Heaven has in store!
One more dawn
One more day
One day more!

 

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