In second grade music class yesterday, we were singing a song called Falling Rain. It was about some kids who had to stay inside on a rainy day and use their imagination to find fun things to do. One thing the kids in the song did was take a cardboard box, cut a hole in it, and pretend it was a television. It sparked a conversation with my students about how when I was a kid, we had the really big and boxy TVs, but now everyone has a flat screen.
"Did you have Netflix when you were a kid?" a student asked me.
"Nope," I said. The student looked very sad to find that out.
"What about cars?" another one asked.
"Of course we had cars! What do you think, I went to school on a horse and buggy?" That made the kids laugh.
Then I let each kid ask me whether or not certain things existed when I was a kid. I was dying of laughter! It was so funny to hear some of the things they asked...
(I highlighted my favorite ones!!!)
ice cream trucks
The conversation made my day. I love when a lesson gets sidetracked and a fun conversation happens!
What do you wish they had when you were a kid? I feel like Netflix would have been SO AWESOME and my head would have exploded from excitement!