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Teacher Turns Adele’s ‘Hello’ Into Parody About Snow Days

By Elisha McNeil — January 22, 2016 1 min read
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Even teachers too sometimes hope for a snow day.

3rd grade teacher Mary Morris is one of them—and she wrote a parody song about it set to Adele’s hit song, “Hello,” that is going viral. Morris’ version, “Snow,” has her wishing for snow so that she and her students can enjoy a day (or two) off from school.

Two weeks ago Morris wrote and performed a song about snow days for her fellow teachers at Rush Strong Elementary School in Strawberry Plains, Tenn. The original uploaded video of the performance has since gained over 500,000 views on YouTube and a lot of positive attention.

“Thanks everyone! I’m so glad everyone is enjoying this. Never dreamed it would explode like this, but I’m glad it could brighten a few cold days!” Morris commented on her video.

Since the song’s success, Morris produced an official music video with the help of her friends at InnerDigital, a digital marketing company. She recruited an entire crew—including photography, hair, and makeup—to shoot a final six-minute video that’s dedicated to all the “amazing teachers around the world.”

In the video, Morris melodramatically pleads for snow and constantly checks her phone for a call that school has been cancelled.

“If it’s got to be so cold, the least that it could do is snow,” she sings. “If I have to keep my students inside one more time, for recess, I’m gonna lose my mind.”

This isn’t Morris’ first parody song. For the past three years she has written a song about TCAP testing and performed it for students to tunes such as Frozen’s “Let It Go” and “Your Lips Are Movin’” by Meghan Trainor.

“I love to sing and I love to make people laugh,” she told local news station WBIR, “So it’s a perfect combination of both.”

Apparently, her song worked—Morris celebrated her first snow day on Wednesday. And with Winter Storm Jonas blanketing the Mid-Atlantic, teachers across the East Coast who resonate with “Snow” will most likely get their wish, too.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.