My first group of seventh graders each took on the persona of another student in the class, so when I looked at John and called on John, Susan would answer. When I asked Max to read, Sam read aloud instead. They were able to remember who they were supposed to speak for when called on an managed to stay on task and pay attention.
My second group of seventh graders entered the room and almost simultaneously picked up their desks to face the back of the room. I had to chuckle. The joke was on them. I began class with a brainpop video on the smart board. They did all manage to contort their bodies to see what Tim and Moby were up to on brainpop.
In the end, I had a good laugh and enjoyed the quirky sense of humor my seventh graders had!