First Day of School



I always loved this video — along with many other School­house Rock selec­tions — so I thought it would be appro­pri­ate to share today. Not only does it have to do with gram­mar — which, as you prob­a­bly know, I’m all about! — but it also fits because today is our kids’ first day back at school!

I really wanted to post “Billy Joe McGuf­frey” from the Veg­gi­eTales Jonah movie. If you have kids who’ve watched it over and over, you’ll remem­ber how each verse starts out:

“Oh, Billy Joe McGuf­frey was a really clumsy kid. On the first day of first grade I’ll tell ya what he did…”

“Oh, Billy Joe McGuf­frey was a really clumsy kid. On the sev­enth day of sev­enth grade I’ll tell ya what he did…”

It goes all the way from first to twelfth day/grade of school, but our two boys are in first and sev­enth. In each of the verses some­thing ridicu­lous hap­pens and Billy Joe McGuf­frey ends up in the hospital:

“You could buy a zoo with all the doc­tor bills he paid!”

It’s all sung super-fast so you can hardly under­stand all the words, and it’s done by the awe­some Chris­t­ian rock/pop singer Chris Rice.

Any­way, of course the main thing is that we hope no acci­dents or mishaps befall our two kids — or any of the kid­dos head­ing back to school these days — because no one I know has the money to buy a zoo, and our lives are prob­a­bly zoo-ish enough as it is! Bet­ter to stick with learn­ing about con­junc­tions and all that fun stuff!

(And if you need any help with it, I’m just an email away!)

Hey, while you’re still here, do you have any first-day-of-school mem­o­ries you’d like to share? Leave a com­ment below. Thanks!





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