My mind gets blown a lot. It's the best. It's even more the best when it's a first grader in one of my art classes. The first graders are some of my favorite kids and are so funny. Earlier this year, while working on a sweet art project, I was delighted to hear one table of first graders belting out "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles. Seriously, they knew ALL of the words. Mind=blown.
"Hey, Ms. Jones, have you ever heard of this one band called The Beatles?"
"Yes. Yes I have. They are actually one of my favorite bands"
"Can we listen to them in class?!"
How can you say "no" to a request like that?
Yesterday, I had them make my friend Rebekka a birthday card. Needless to say, it turned out amazing. Here was my favorite part though:
Check out the Beatles reference someone left. Knowing that these kids are the future isn't so discomforting after all.
P.S. I have a first grader in another class who signs his papers "Michael Jackson." But that's a whole other post.