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Bring On Spring Song Holy Spirit School -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

Bring on the spring!  That's what I say.  I'm sure you won't disagree after this past winter. That sentiment became the incentive for this little project.

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The “Bring On Spring” Song Project Commences – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

This is going to be a labor of love.  All I need are 2 more schools to make this songwriting dream a reality

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Charlton Elementary Creates The Ultimate St Jude Jingle [VIDEO]

Please stop what you are doing right now, and click on this.  If the voices of these healthy children from Charlton Elementary don't make you want to donate to St Jude Research Hospital, I'm not sure what will

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Taconic Hills Sings About Their First 100 Days In School [VIDEO]

Ok, Mrs. Dunspaugh - I have a question.  How do you continue to have the best kids for me to write a song with?  By the way, behind every great kid is a fantastic teacher.  Just sayin.  Now on with the song

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If Your Child Learns With Homer, He’ll Read Better [VIDEO]

This isn't an advertisement, but I guess it could be.  This is a new app that the Assistant Secretary of Education even thinks is amazing

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Icabod Crane Kids Say “That’s My Kind Of School” – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

It goes without saying that I just LOVE a good parody song.  This is a great example.  Let's take Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind Of Nite" and change it to "That's My Kind Of School".  Brilliant!  And it was all their idea!

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Slingerlands Elementary’s Martin Luther King Song – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

I just love how, if you give kids a chance (no matter what the age), they will think outside the box and come up with something that an adult would never even conceive of. 

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Van Schaick Kindergarteners Love The Snow – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

Is it possible to write a song with kids who can't even read yet? No problem, especially when it's the smart creative kids from Van Schaick Grade School in Cohoes.

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Yates Elementary Teacher Creates Pro Common Core Song [VIDEO]

I think I'm in trouble. An elementary school teacher from the Yates Magnet School in Schenectady is very perturbed over an Anti Common Core song I wrote awhile back.  I will replay that one here and then Rachel Rourke's response (with the help of her students!) 

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Jefferson Elementary Kids Say “Don’t Be A Bully To Me” [VIDEO]

The crusade against bullying continues, and there's no grade level too low to expose them to the evils of brutally picking on each other.  Mrs. Pink's class at Jefferson Elementary School in Schenectady will now perform do their anti-bullying parody song

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Old McDonald’s Thanksgiving Meal – Craig ‘We Can’ School – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

I had a blast with the kids from  Craig "We Can" School in Niskayuna. Mrs. Ladopoulos was kind enough to have me in on extremely short notice.  Here's evidence that you can never be too young to write a clever song parody! This one's for Thanksgiving! 

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PBIS Song – Maple Ave School, Saratoga [VIDEO]

Positive Behavior In Schools - we need more of it, for sure.  Maple Avenue School makes it their mission, and actually reserved an entire day to celebrate it.  All they needed was a theme song! 

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