Decided to show my students the peacock spider video set to music today
, as we're learning the information report genre in English/Science on another spider. I'd pre-watched the first two minutes and only intended to show those two minutes. Anyway, I got caught up marking spelling work, and suddenly I hear,
"Why's he climbing on top of her?"
"He's trying to eat her!"
Now, I didn't know for sure how peacock spiders actually mate, but since I was showing them a video that was all about a mating ritual? My immediate reaction was: OMG. BETTER TURN THIS OFF NOW.
Cue: "Laura, why was he climbing on top of her?"
"... I think they were playing tag..."
Meanwhile, S, one of my sweetest students goes, "I think we need to rename the peacock spider."
"Oh yes? What to?"
"The disco spider!"
\o/ My students, everyone.