All Saints Academy First Graders Want More Than A Hippopotamus For Christmas -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO][GALLERY]
The kids from Mrs. Reilly's class at the All Saints Academy love the song "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas". Unfortunately, Santa is going to need a part time job, because that's not ALL these kids want! Take a listen
What is very ironic about this song is that it was recorded THE YEAR I WAS BORN. According to Wikipedia.org, Gayla Peevey was a child star who recorded this novelty song when she was 10 years old in ... well, I'm not going to tell you what year. It was a big hit back then, but the first graders from All Saints Catholic Academy in Albany thought it should be updated a bit! Here's their new remake!
mp3 version (right click and save it on your new iPods)
Photos from this fun writing/ recording session follow\
Special thanks to the kids, Mrs. Reilly and her mom for the photos! This program is brought to you by a fantastic sponsor, by the way -- Hannaford Supermarkets. It wouldn't be possible without their support over these many years!