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Madonna's 'This Used To Be My Playground' Performed By Kindergarten Class

03/20/2013 04:29 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The kindergarten teacher who directed his students in spirited performances of Madonna's "Vogue" and "Material Girl" is now having his class offer an homage to the Queen of Pop with another of her smash hits.

This time, Arturo Avina's class perform "This Used To Be My Playground," the 1992 song used in the movie "A League of Their Own," in which Madonna starred alongside Tom Hanks and Geena Davis.

Avina, who teaches a general ed curriculum at the Olympic Primary Center in Los Angeles, opted to dispense with the baseball theme. Instead, he based his class's clip on the popular children's book "Miss Nelson Is Missing" with several nods to Madonna's original music video, which also featured a scrapbook feel.

"Sometimes a good pop song is better at telling a story than a typical nursery rhyme," Avina told HuffPost Gay Voices in an email last year. "And it's a lot more fun to teach when you teach what you love."

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