I also change the lyrics of songs they knew,using the vocabulary of the primary curriculum.
Both teaching methods are nothing to talk about, the fun point is the fact that some of them eagerly waiting to hear the adapted song.
When I go through the new lyrics of <虫儿飞> and <我们不一样>， they laughed. They keep asking me to sing, and 2 years ago, when I tried doing the same activity, I remember I was apprehensive and very shy. Facing this batch of pupils, somehow the shyness just went away, and I didn't just sing but "perform" the songs, they burst out into hysterical laughters and ask me to sing again. First time in my life I felt like a super star. Hahahaha
I told them to recall what is learn, and reminded them the purpose of the activity. I think the message is not lost. They told me to change the lyrics of 雪花飘飘，aka 一剪梅。
I felt motivated when pupils are excited about their lessons. Although their prelim results are below expectations, at least they dun hate coming to my class.
I also start to learn of some of the songs the pupils are listening and some are really quite nice.
3 years ago, one pupil told me she wanted to be a teacher, because I inspired her, this year, another pupil told me she wanted to be a teacher too.
Teacher's Day coming. Happy early teacher day to all those in the faternality. Keep your passion and joy alive.
Personally, I don't like Teacher's Day. I always need to cope with my inner demons when some of my pupils dun show appreciation (I don't need gifts or cards, just a verbal "happy teacher day" should suffice), so I would rather have 364 days of fun teaching. Feelings need not be mutual.