It's not very often that I get to hear comments like that...especially from my male students. But I've been hearing this and other similar sentiments a lot lately since my 11th grade classes have been reading and acting out the play version of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
My students love this unit, and this is why:
I turn my classroom into the "set" as a mental hospital, and I make them wear costumes and act out what we are reading. Surprisingly, they love it and run to class each day to get their costumes on and their props ready. Yesterday, the characters in the play did an Indian war dance, so guess what...I had a pack of wild eleventh graders whopping and hollering, shuffling up and down the aisles of desks. OH SO FUN!!!!!
Unfortunately for them, our next unit is the huge research paper. What a juxtaposition!