You know that song 'Rude' by Magic? Of course you do. It's been in my head for 4 months now. Not quite as long as the songs 'Happy' and 'Let it Go'... but quite a long time none the less. My kids sing it all the time. When I ask them to clean up their room my sweet minis respond with, "Why ya gotta be so rude?" I came in this summer to get my room ready and the summer care was sharing the space. I heard them getting after the kids to stop singing that song... you guessed it, RUDE!
I started to sing different lyrics to this contagious song until I had written a song... keep in mind I didn't say it was a good song. Then, I found the karaoke version of the song and I was singing... keep in mind I didn't say it was good singing. In fact, singing is one of my many disabilities... no I mean challenges in life. When I played this for my husband the first time, my face turned bright red because I was embarrassed. But that's all just pride... I don't have to be good at everything. I'm proud of my little ditty... It's not the best... I'm no Tricia Fuglestad. But I want to share my video with you. My first graders were impressed that I was on Youtube... and now they are telling their parents I'm a rock star. Have I mentioned I'm enjoying being back in the elementary school. They make you feel so good with their oohs and ahhs about every drawing and I and every video they watch.
So there it is. I was inspired by my husband and Cassie Stephens. Cassie is doing all these projects that are focused on collaboration and creates inspiration for other art teachers. She has sew-alongs, Best Dressed Art Teacher, Dress Like and Artist... and I bet she has more up her sleeve. I thought, well, if I'm doing something that is bringing pop culture to art, I would like to see what others are doing. Please post or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with links, what you have made, or come across that brought art rules, and concepts into your classroom in a modern way. I'll be sure to post with responses in a couple of weeks. I would love to share mine... as you know, I share everything... but please share yours. Thanks a ton blogsters!