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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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“Does Your Belly Hang Low?” Readin’ Writin’ and Rhymin’s Greatest Thankgsiving Hits [AUDIO]

I love doing this Readin' Writin and Rhymin' School Tour.  Have I ever mentioned that before?  Yea, I think so!  I've loved every song I've done with every class.  There's no grading system! They're ALL greatest hits, in my book.  So here's one that continues to make me giggle

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Arongen Elementary Third Graders Don’t Like Bullies! [AUDIO]

As I continue the Readin', Writin', and Rhymin' "Don't Be A Bully" tour, I had to make a return appearance at Arongen Elementary School in Clifton Park.  And once again, they didn't disappoint!

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Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ Live At Schoharie Fundraiser [VIDEO]

Many people might think to themselves, " glad those nasty hurricanes are now  a memory".  Not if you drive out to places like Schoharie County.  The need is still great, trust me.  All the more reason to replay a phenomenal song written by kids in the thick of it all.

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Shatekon Elementary Creates Catchy Anti Bullying Song – Readin’, Writin’ And Rhymin’

As you may or may not know, October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month.  And thru my connection with the Academy for Character Education at Russell Sage College we have been very active in trying to spread the word (thru song!)  I think the little ditty that these kids created will stick in your head for a very long time!

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Richie To Bring His Reading, Writing, and Rhyming Tour To Schoharie Elementary

First I would like to thank Jacqueline DeChiaro of Van Schaick Elementary School in Cohoes for kindly allowing me to change the schedule around to allow this, but I thought this needed to be done.  Schoharie needs a pick me up after all of the flooding, so I am throwing the keyboard in the car and going this Friday!

 

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Charlton Heights Elementary Kids Don’t Like Bullying! [AUDIO]

I had a fantastic experience with the kids from Charlton Heights Elementary School last Friday.  Mrs. Brooks, being the equally fantastic teacher, invited me this early in the year to help kick off a huge anti-bullying campaign that I am involved with, and I certainly appreciated it!  You can listen to the results below!

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It’s Reading, Writing, and Rhyming School Sign-up Time

We're getting there.  The end of summer vacation.   Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings here, but it's true!  So I'm trying to do a little more advanced planning here and put out the call to teachers who would like to sign up for the Readin', Writin' and Rhymin' school program.  Here's all you need to do!

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