On December 6, 2016, Mr. Marshall officially banned bottle flipping in class 6A. On December 7, he started making this video. On June 29, 2017, he showed it to his students…
Why did you ban bottle flipping?
The grade 6 teachers really tried to meet the kids halfway on this one this year. We worked bottle flipping into our motion geometry unit in math, we used bottle flipping to develop testable questions and identify variables in science, but by November the kids still couldn’t resist the urge to flip the water bottles on their desks at the most inopportune times. Recess? Fair game.
Why didn’t you release this when it would have actually been relevant?
Because it was funnier to release it when it wasn’t. Most of the clips were filmed between Christmas break and January, so I’ve been sitting on the footage for a while. As a teacher working with students who jump on countless trends that rise and fall throughout the year, irrelevance became part of the joke.
Why didn’t you upload the students’ reactions?
Privacy protection, and because the comments section is rarely a kind place.
Where are the fidget spinners?
My grade partner made the second half of the video (which we also showed on the last day of the school). It prominently features a fidget spinner and references at least 10 other memes, but we used far too much copy written content to release it publicly.
Why did you film vertically?
I was camera flipping obvs.
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