This actually happened today:
While completing morning work today, the speaker in our classroom started projecting incredibly loud feedback. We immediately postulated that it was the Daleks trying to invade our classroom. As the sound of the possible Daleks grew louder, students asked that if things got worse and we were to be in real danger, I run home to grab Cooper and Stick Figure Andrew because both have proven adept at fighting evil robots. Then we started hearing occasional breaks in the feedback, so one student suggested that they weren’t invading, but were singing Christmas carols to us. The idea of being sung carols by extraterrestrial robots seemed plausible, but DEFINITELY not by Daleks as they lack any and all emotion. Our next guess was that it was the Cybermen, who were singing to us from New Earth (their voices traveling through the void in space and time, obviously). Students continued with their work and we applauded the Cybermen every time they finished a song. Except one student eventually pointed out, “I mean, Miss G, I know they’re robots and all, but someone should tell them that they aren’t very good singers.” “Maybe the void in time and space is making their voices sound all distorted,” another responded. All of the students agreed that this must mean the case. Another student sighed and said she wished the Dalek’s HAD come because they would exterminate them and stop their singing. Daleks probably hate singing. Since I have a Dalek mug, I tried exterminating the speakers. I was unsuccessful, so we continued working. Then one of my quiet little mousey students said, “Miss G, what if we ALL try exterminating the Cybermen.” So we all stood up and in our best Dalek voices all shouted, “EXTERMINATE!!!” THE FEEDBACK STOPPED. COMPLETELY!
Come Christmas, if our world is invaded by aliens, don’t bother with Torchwood. My fourth graders have GOT this!