Driving home from school with his mom, a (very observant!) child says, "As old as Mrs. Kristin Lukow is, I never see a wrinkle on her. I mean, I know it's common to moisturize and all, but this is just ridiculous. I think she's found the fountain of youth...or music." Cracks. Me. Up.
A sweet 1st grade girl was sitting on my lap at a football game. We talked about all kind of stuff. She asked how old I was, and I told her, "51!" She innocently asked, “Mrs. Lukow, did it take you a long time to get to get that old?” ❤
While reviewing instrument families in first grade, I asked, "What family is left?" We had already identified Brass, Woodwinds and Strings. I pretended to play the cymbals is a HUGE way as I usually do and one little guy said, "I know! Perfection! The Perfection family!" Ah...so close young man! Percussion. Perfection. Some would say it's the same thing. :)
4th grade girl: "Hey Mrs. Lukow, remember when I was new here last year and I was all...like... What the heck?! And now I'm like SO INTO music!" :-)
"Why are we singing SO MANY songs today?" quietly asks a befuddled 1st grader in the back row. "Because we practicing for the program...duh!" answers the boy next to her. I thought I had explained. ♥ Guess I'll have to keep emphasizing that.
"Mrs. Lukow, music days are the best days, first because music is just good and second because we get to see you." ♥
We were singing "America, the Beautiful" today. I have all kinds of books. I have a pop-up book. It rocks...got it at Sams years ago. Anyway...as we looked at the pictures and reviewed the words, we got to the end of the first verse ..."from sea to shining sea." I told them how I love the ocean and asked if any of them had seen the ocean. One little guy said, "Oh yeah...I've seen it lots of times. I used to live in Colorado." ♥
A student was telling how to pronounce her name. I said, "Do you like it this way or that way?" She said, "People say it both ways." I said, "Well, what do YOU like?" She waited a moment and said, "Cats and Dogs!" I said, "That is awesome, me too." I'm still not sure how to pronounce her name.
We were looking at a part of some music that said to sing it in a "subdued" manner. I asked my 5th graders if they knew what that meant. They pondered a bit and then I said, "It's kind of like the OPPOSITE of my personality." One boy said, "Boring?" Aw....I love that child!
We read/sang the book, "I'll Love You Forever" in 1st grade. We were discussing the book and I reminded them that I was a gramma now. One (brilliant) boy said, "Yeah, but Mrs. Lukow...you are a gramma ROCK STAR!" :o)
We were reviewing note types in 2nd grade and one precocious boy said on the way out of the classroom... "Mrs. Lukow, I would NOT want to be room mates with a whole note!" I asked why and he said... "Well...he would take up the WHOLE room!"
A 6th grade band student was showing her flute to my kinders. She showed the parts; the head, the body and the foot. One little boy said, "Mrs. Lukow, the flute is just like us except it's NOT us! It doesn't have hands!
Me: "Umm...I'm not sure what you mean."
Boy: "You know...you do it every year on the stage."
Me: "Oh...you mean the cartwheel?"
Boy: "Yeah...I always get those mixed up."
Me: "Well...I'm having some back problems this year...I'm not sure if I will be able to do it!"
Boy: "You HAVE to do it! It's a school tradition!"
Me: "What have I done..."
A 1st grade girl said to me after I had come in from a particularly windy day, "Mrs. Lukow, you have rock star hair!" Ummm...I'm still not sure if this is a compliment!