What's in a can of beans?
January 21, 2003 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Children of the bean sing a catchy little ditty and have a theme park adventure. Something strange is going on at Edleston Primary School and I like it. Prepare for blastoff. (some links contain flash)
posted by snez (9 comments total)
Digital is forever.
posted by holloway at 11:46 AM on January 21, 2003

Very cool stuff for the apparent young age of these kids. When we studied poetry in school, it was nothing like this.
posted by archimago at 11:49 AM on January 21, 2003

"Scrummy Tuck!" A new vocabulary phrase can be had from the school poem. My research indicates it means a scrumptious lunch or snack. When I was in elementary, the cafeteria food was horribly bad and we didn't have no stinking computers. I want to be eight-years-old again and be in Mr. Pritchford's class.

Scrummy schooling!
posted by VelvetHellvis at 12:35 PM on January 21, 2003

Ooo, Theme Park Adventure is a choose your own adventure story! Yay!
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:06 PM on January 21, 2003

I think that bean chant would make an excellent mantra for meditation! (I love seeing kids being encouraged to use the net for creative explorations like this...pity there isn't a great deal more of it.)
posted by rushmc at 2:10 PM on January 21, 2003

rushmc, did you listen to the bean chant all the way through? It gradually builds to a chaotic chorus of ingredient listings that is anything but meditative! I searched for other school sites to see if flash was now a normal part of the classroom, but I found nothing close to this one. I think the dedication of Mr. Pitchford and the other teachers show.
Archimago, I remember getting excited the first time I printed out an ascii bugs bunny on the school's gigantic dot matrix printer. Now they do their own animations. Kids these days.
posted by snez at 2:58 PM on January 21, 2003

I dunno...it wasn't exactly soothing, true, but it seemed to strike a certain chord that annihilated external reality and sent me spiralling downward into the bottomless chasm of my own subjective being.

But maybe that's just me.
posted by rushmc at 4:48 PM on January 21, 2003

[this is good]

snez, these links are enchanting...with all the horrors going on in the world, it was so nice to have this sweet little romp in an innocent world. Plus it's great to see how teachers are incorporating the web into schoolwork, fostering a love of language and keeping imagination alive. I love this post, thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 6:31 PM on January 21, 2003

Thanks snez, your post was like a breath of fresh air!
posted by Tarrama at 1:02 AM on January 22, 2003

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