A.) Things I already knew about kids and hyper-ness:
- Windy days are as reliably hyper-inducing as sugar.
- It’s contagious
- The expression of hyper-ness tends to involve jumping, spinning, and other exuberant forms of movement and vocalization
- It’s impossible to stop. And it’s probably best not to try.
- In fact, it’s probably just best to sit back, take it in, and let the laughter come.
B.) Observed inducements of hyper-ness in kids (during Little Opera yesterday):
- Learning to sing songs they worked with composers to write from scratch.
- Hearing music for the first time that is a piece of the opera they’re creating.
- Announcing roles for said opera.
- Any reference to the game ‘wax museum’
C.) Measurable indicators of yesterday’s hyper-ness in Little Opera students
- The event of seven children jumping up and down on the rug in a spontaneous outpouring of excess energy
- Typically quiet children talking in a non-stop fashion
- Madness. Pure, utter, grin-filled madness.