Schoolhouse Rock vol. 14

Subtitled: Koo Koo Kanga Roo or the best day of a kindergartner’s life.

This week was an exciting week in kindergarten.  All of the kids’ dreams came true as their favorite youtube musicians came to perform live and in person. 

Koo Koo Kanga Roo, who’s dance along videos provide us great exercise and movement breaks during the day, put on a show in our gym for the kindergartners.  It was epic.

One child asked, “Is this real life???”

Basically we had a 45 minute dance party, including a 200 person hokey pokey, and all of those kids under one giant parachute.  Later I said, “Wow, I was surprised that you could all fit under the parachute!” and one child responded, “Yeah, but some of us fell down.”  (Ok, I guess it didn’t go as smoothly as we thought). 

Whenever they started a song that the students recognized from dancing to in class, they got really excited and were shocked that the same music was being played in the gym as on my computer.  Yes kids, these are real people.  Not just people that life inside my laptop (or lap-talk as one kid still calls it).

I have some hilarious pictures of the children dancing.  Sorry I can’t share them with you.  You only get to see the photos that the kids are cropped out of.    I would recommend them to a friend.  Maybe for your next birthday party.  Because this fake kids band performs the same music at their shows for adults.  Ridiculous?  Yes.  Awesome?  Yes.  Inspiration to the next generation?  Yes.  (or at least they inspired this kid’s drawing.  I hope he shows up in gold tennis shoes and baseball cap tomorrow!) 

And they inspired this excited comment on the way to lunch, “Miss K!  I thought they weren’t going to be weird, but they were!”  hahahaha  (I responded, “yeah, maybe you could call them unique instead”)

Happy Birthday, Justin Bieber.

Today I got an email from Amber letting me know that today is Justin Bieber’s birthday.  I don’t really care too much about him, but the children all have Bieber Fever.

After reading the email, I spotted the biggest fan in the room, and asked her if she knew who’s birthday it was.  She shrugged her shoulders and asked who it was.  Here is the conversation that followed:

Me: Who is your favorite person?

Child: You!  Is it your birthday?

Me: Nope – I just had my birthday.  Who is your second favorite person?

Child: Mrs. T!

Me: Not her birthday… Who is your third favorite person?

Child: JUSTIN BIEBER!!!!

Me: Yup, he is 17 today.

A different Child: He is sure growing up!  Soon he will be 18, 19, then 21.  Then he’ll be all grown up and he will go to high school!

Yet another Child: Are you taking us to his birthday party???

While I did not take them to his b-day party (which I’m sure he would have LOVED to have them at…) we did have a Justin Bieber dance party at the end of the day.

This is what I saw on the back of one child’s work…

I think this drawing nicely reflects his new hair cut...

I am mostly just relieved that I still beat him on the ladder of favoritism… WHEW!