'We deserve to pat ourselves on the back and have fun. As everyone knows, teaching after the pandemic is totally different than before,' Johnson said.
"It's summer break don't call me Ms... Time to have fun not grading a quiz... it's summertime, you can keep them kids..." are probably the lines that every school teacher would like to send their students' parents. This refrain is the brainchild or third-grade teacher, Yazzmin Johnson, who shared a summer break music anthem on her TikTok channel (@born2win03) and quickly became a sensation online. She is from Missouri and her video has become an undeniable hit among the #teachertok community, according to Good Morning America.
As much as the song is a hit, the way she performs the rap and her style are equally praiseworthy. Johnson can be seen holding a microphone and sitting on a pink chair and singing the lyrics. She is wearing a white T-shirt, pink pants along with a denim jacket. The teacher repeats these lyrics in the video, "It's summertime you can keep them kids." The video concludes with her grooving to the music. It is her own rendition of rapper iCandy's "Keep Dat."
The video has garnered about 34,000 views on TikTok. It is captioned, "Come on teachers let’s celebrate‼️‼️‼️ Use this sound and let me see how you’re celebrating Summer Break!" Many loved the song on the social media platform. @chelseapoole commented, "I need this as a full song and on YouTube so I can play it after dismissal." @bootheelbelle wrote, "Super cute." @maliahsmimi expressed, "Even though I retired 4 years ago, I still approve of this message!" @mrs_rogers15 said, "I need one made telling parents to take their kids on vacation and give their preschool teachers an easy summer haha #preschoolproblems." @tatethegreat commented, "Omg I love this!!"
Talking about her fun summer anthem, Johnson said: "The song is basically [about] every single thing that we have to do all year that's become, like, almost an 'ick' in a sense." She added that she has been working as a teacher for five years and loves her profession but wanted to post a funny video to celebrate the end of the school year and everything that her peers have achieved.
"We deserve to pat ourselves on the back and have fun. As everyone knows, teaching after the pandemic is totally different than before. So, I love seeing teachers just so happy and celebrating with each other," Johnson said.
She admitted that she didn't expect the video to go viral as it didn't get many views the first couple of days after she shared it.
Johnson said, "It was maybe two days later and I told my husband, I was like, 'I think this is a flop. The song is a bop but I think it's a flop.' But it's OK, I do it for fun, you know? And after those two days passed, [a young lady], made a video [using my version of the song], and then someone else made a video, and then someone else made a video, and before long, their videos had thousands of views." Her video has reportedly inspired more than 2000 similar celebratory videos, with staffers and students lining hallways to cartwheel and dance to the sound.
Speaking of some of her favorites till date, Johnson said: "Whether you're a social worker or I think there were some officers that did it or principals, administrative assistants, it's just interesting seeing everyone's point of view. And the parents, oh my goodness, there's so many parents that have done it. And their perspective is, you're realizing, 'Oh, man, my kids are going to be home every day, all day.' And I just think that's hilarious,"