last week, some grade ones were chosing their key words when a little girl excitedly threw up her hand, "pop! i want my key word to be pop!"
i told her that was a great choice, and she excitedly said, "i'm chosing 'pop' because michael jackson is the king of pop!"
she sits down and begins writing. i asked her why she liked MJ and she said, "i'm his biggest fan. i draw pictures of him every day."
Her comment prompted a group conversation about the king, with kids singing random parts of "billie jean" and "black or white". some kid even started quoting part of "this is it"!
man. i love my job sometimes...