Welcome to the 4th Grade! Mr. Reed Raps to His Class

Having been to (and graduated from!) the 4th grade, I know a thing or two about what it's like.  I also was a teacher for a few years that included young people in elementary school.

When the year gets started, it's important to establish the atmosphere and paradigm.  It sets the stage for the entire year.  Let Mr. Reed show you how it's done:

There's a few challenges ahead of you at the start of the year:

  • Getting the kids in the same state of mind of positivity and openness
  • Establishing that its acceptable and cool to do well, listen, and follow the rules
  • Making sure they respect the teacher as the authority but aren't intimidated

It's quite the task since a lot of it seems to contradict itself.  Mr. Reed's rap song and video welcoming his 4th grade students to the new school year is perfect to get them to relax and make their little pea brains think he's "one of them."

This is basically a high-level mind control operation.  See, when kids can't see the bars of their cage, they don't realize they're in kiddie prison preparing them for the adult prison of laboring for dollars so they can pay upwards of 75% of that tribute to their lords in taxes.  Serfdom is alive!  We are born into bondage!

mr reed welcome to the 4th grade

Either way, it's a pretty cool song.  I like that Mr. Reed announces he's from Chicago.  You can immediately hear the Kanye West and other Chi-town rapper influence in the instrumental and in the vocals.  And that's great, because who doesn't like old school Kanye?

Share this with your teacher friends using the social media buttons below.  Maybe it'll spark some ideas for them to help strengthen the chains of servitude.