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Reading, Writing, & Rhyming

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Letters From Kids From The Reading, Writing, and Rhyming Tour [GALLERY]

If you are asking why I like writing songs with elementary school kids just read some of these thank you letters.  You'll never wonder why again! 

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Jefferson Elementary Gives Exercise Advice In Song: Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ [AUDIO]

Early to bed, early to rise-exercise, exercise, exercise!  (I don't know if that was the original saying, but I tweaked it!)  Exercise has to begin with the young.  How young?  How about first graders?  Not only are they great exercisers, they're even better rhymers!

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Richie Creates A Song With Kids On The “Parentology” Program On Fox 23 [VIDEO]

You've heard the fun songs Richie has created with kids on the Sean and Richie Show with his Readin', Writin' and Rhymin' Tour.  But maybe you'd like to see him in action.  Well, you can-this Sunday on Fox News at 10:30am.  The show you're looking for is "Parentology".  

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Saddlewood Elementary Promises That “We Won’t Bully You” [AUDIO]

This class thought I was crazy.  I asked Mrs. Nugent's class at Saddlewood Elementary in Colonie if  if they thought they could create and record an anti-bullying song in an hour or less.  I got varied responses at first.  But like every class I've ever worked with, they succeeded, and it was AWESOME

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Schoharie Elementary Creates Special Song For Flood Victims [AUDIO]

It's Friday night at about 11:15PM.  Been up since 3:45 this morning. It's been a very long day, but I would do it all again in an instant.  I had the honor and privilege of being invited after the show to go to Schoharie Elementary School to help kids write a song about the devastating floods.  I'm so proud of what they came up with that I want to get this out tonight!

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Sign The Roessleville Elementary Bullying Bill and Hear Their Song [AUDIO]

Once again I walked in our front door in the front door of our house  with a huge smile on my face.  Mrs. LaBrake's 4th graders from Roessleville Elementary school came up with an entire Anti-Bullying campaign!

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Castleton Elementary School Takes A Stand Against Bullying [AUDIO]

I'm proud to say that this year, the Readin', Writin' and Rhymin' program has partnered with the Academy for Character Education at Russell Sage College, Rensselear County Executive Kathy Jimino's office, and Mayor John McDonald of Cohoes to take a strong stand against a growing trend in America-BULLYING. 

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Here’s What Northville First Graders Want For Christmas: Readin’, Writin’, and Rhymin’ [AUDIO][GALLERY]

I took a little trip today to the little town of Northville, NY for the Readin', Writin' and Rhymin' Tour.  It's a nice little town near beautiful Lake Sacandaga.  And I met some REALLY nice little residents-first graders to be exact!

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Boght Elementary Checks “Yes” for Respect, “No” To Bullying! Reading, Writing, and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Do you know the old saying, "you had to be there to appreciate it"?  This is one of those times.  In fact, every experience I have in these classrooms has to be seen to be believed.  I'm almost speechless when I talk about Mrs. Compton's class at Boght Elementary School

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Cute Thank You Cards From Yates Magnet School Kids! Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’

 

 

 

Now I feel guilty.  Really guilty!  I get hand drawn thank you cards many times from classes on the Reading Writing and Writing Tour, and very rarely get a chance to show them to people or to acknowledge them in any way.  Well, thanks to the blogosphere, I can change that!

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Yates Magnet School Makes Their Musical Christmas List-Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ Tour [AUDIO]

I will admit, I wasn't TOTALLY into the holiday spirit until I met some great kids and a great teacher over at the Yates Magnet School in Schenectady!  They're a group that KNOWS what they like-especially when it comes to a list for Santa!

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Top Holiday Gifts For Grade Schoolers? Is This Accurate?

Today I'm off on another Readin', Writin, and Rhymin' Tour .  I'm going to Yates Magnet School in Schenectady.  This is a return visit for me.  Always have a good time there.  But this time I'm trying a grand experiment!

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