OMG, this is just too good! The first day of school just got a serious facelift thanks to a first-year teacher who welcomed his fourth graders back to school in the most epic way possible — with a catchy rap music video. You have to check it out!
Is anyone in the mood to head back to elementary school? Okay, so we’re not exactly begging for homework or anything, but Dwayne Reed, a teacher at Stenson Elementary School in Skokie, Illinois, definitely has us in the mood. The fourth grade teacher started the first day of the fall semester with a huge smile after he released his video for “Welcome to the 4th Grade.”
In the funny music video, Dwayne is seen wearing a comical laboratory outfit as he raps about all of the fun things to expect in his elementary school classroom. “It’s my first year teaching, so it’s all real exciting,” Dwayne rapped while dancing around with two scientific, test tubes in his hands. “Got some ideas and I’d really like to try them, like making songs to remember what you hear, we’ll be learning so much by the end of the year… But absolutely no daydreaming, working hard ’til the bell starts ringing.”
Throughout the video, Dwayne is rapping the fun-loving lyrics and dancing around the school’s basketball gymnasium, classroom, and the school hallways. This teacher is way too cool for school! He also made sure to send a positive message to his students, telling them: “We got to keep it positive, that’s the key. Have respect for each other, and don’t forget about me,” he rapped towards the end of the video. “Have respect for yourselves, and the staff and the school. Having fun can be cool following the rules.”
Since Dwayne’s music video was posted on Aug. 20, it’s already attracted more than 400,000 views! The 4th grade teacher appeared on GMA on Aug. 25, after the video went viral. He revealed to the talk show hosts that it only took him one day to come up with the song and video, and that he just wanted to bring life into the classroom for his young students. “I just kind of wanted to spice up the old-fashioned newsletter, so I thought, ‘Man, I’m kind of good at music, I know how to put lyrics together well. Let’s go ahead and put a song that will get the kids excited,’” he said. Obviously, he succeeded!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Dwayne’s back to school video? Should more teachers be that creative? Comment below!