This morning a few of my fourth graders had this amazing revelation, and called me over to see it.
Student 1: [Eyes wide, mouth gaping.] "Mrs. Elliott, you can't have Earth without art. Get it? Get it?"
Student 2: "Not only that, but Earth without art would be just 'eh'. See?" [Proceeds to draw little paper below.] "See? Just 'eh'. [Said while shrugging shoulders]. That's why you need art."
I had to Google this phrase. Surely someone had said it before. Unsurprisingly, it plasters many a mug and poster in the internet ether. But what's awesome is that none of my students had actually heard it before, and had generated it on their own.
And that, dear reader, is why my students are awesome.