Take one viral song, a bunch of fifth-graders and Shocker spirit; mix and repeat.
A group of students at College Hill Elementary School, with the help of teachers and staff, came up with a Wichita State University version of “What Does the Fox Say?” The video, posted on YouTube, had been watched almost 5,000 times in its first 24 hours by early Thursday afternoon.
Joyce Harvey, who teaches fifth grade at the school, said students – all wearing Shocker T-shirts – recorded the video last week before spring break.
“We had been working on it for a little while,” Harvey said. “In one of my reading groups, we just had a little bit of time. And I’m a big Shocker fan.”
The students had watched another parody of Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say?” video, “What Does the Farmer Say?”
“We started writing, and it kind of snowballed,” Harvey said Thursday.
The students worked together on the lyrics, and the school’s music teacher posted the video online Wednesday.
The parody goes like this:
(Girls in the video clutch their hearts here)
(Serious tone, now)
Harvey said the students had a blast making the video.
“They could hardly stand it,” she said.
But Harvey couldn’t talk too long about it Thursday.
She was on the road to St. Louis.