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Reading, Writing, & Rhyming

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4-County Anti-Bullying Song Kicked Off at Stillwater Elementary

This is a first - to create a song with four different elementary classes in four different counties. The topic: bullying. We're on a mission  to end it, and I want to do my part by helping to create a "jingle" with kids from all over the Capital Region.

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See A Demo Slideshow Of The Reading, Writing and Rhyming School Program [VIDEO]

It's that time of year again - sharpen the pencils, get out the brand new notebooks and get ready for another school year ( who am I kidding - for all I know, the kids all have iPads!)

Be that as it may, I am taking sign-ups for the Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour for this year.  There is a quick and dirty form below and also a slideshow to demonstrate the program, in case you were wondering! 

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Teachers: Sign Up Today For Readin’, Writin’ & Rhymin’

With the 2013-2014 school year just around the corner, I am looking for a new batch of schools to visit for the Readin', Writin' & Rhymin' program. If you are a teacher and want me to come to your class, fill out the form below!

YMCA Bethlehem RRR
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The YMCA The Summer Camp Singers From Bethlehem NY – Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ [AUDIO]

I loved this spirited little group of writers and rhymers from the Bethlehem, NY YMCA.  It was their summer camp, and it was raining cats and dogs, so they actually had no choice but to be in this room -LOL- but they were really patient and came up with a great song parody. 

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Sign Up For Now For Richie’s Reading, Writing, and Rhyming Tour

This is now year 19 of the Reading, Writing and Rhyming School Tour. It's unbelievable, but it's true.    Besides being on the air, it's the most fun I've ever had behind a piano.  And the fun's about to continue. In fact, I'm DOUBLING the appearances this year to give more schools a chance, and to give me more of a chance to meet YOU! 

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Griswold Heights Community Center Sings Their “Planet Song” – Reading Writing and Rhyming

This was a special visit, as it was an invite from Griswold Heights Community Center in Troy  in association with Phil Fusco and the Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges.  Enough of the formalities - let's hear their Planet Song! 

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River Road Camp rrr
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River Road Camp Kids Sing About The Heat – Reading Writing and Rhyming

Let's give these kids their "props".  They sat there outside in sweltering heat to write a song about ....the HEAT!  What a great group. Let's hear what they came up with! 

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hillside school summer camp
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Great Singer/Songwriters Are At Hillside School Summer Camp In Niskayuna -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

85 enthusiastic campers and counselors.  That's what I found on my visit today on the Reading, Writing and Rhyming school tour.  (Yes, it continues in the summer too!)

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St Thomas the Apostle School Kids Recite The Pledge On The Sean And Richie Show [AUDIO]

We wanted to remind you of how we value patriotism here at 'GNA.  One way we're doing this is to have children of all ages recite the Pledge of Allegiance at 6 AM each weekday morning on the Sean and Richie show.   

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St. Thomas The Apostle School Kids Sing About The Cooperstown Hall Of Fame – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Here's their song in case you don't want to read the rest, but I invite you to, and also to make comments at the bottom of the article.  (Congratulate the kids -they'd love to read it!)

This was yet another repeat performance for me. I believe this was my third time at this fantastic school in the Delmar area.  In fact, it turns out that these were the same kids that I've seen in the past!  They had just come back from a field trip to the Cooperstown Hall of Fame and wanted to write a song about it.  No problem! 

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Marie Curie Institute Students in Amsterdam Really Love Reading (and Writing and Rhyming!)- [AUDIO]

This was a very interesting and rewarding experience - traveling to the Marie Curie Institute  of Engineering and Communications in Amsterdam. (Sounds like a college, doesn't it?) Well, these kids were smart enough to be in one, and they were just second graders!

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Deleware Community School bullying final copy
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Should Parents Be Fined For Bullying Kids? Monona, Wisconsin Officials Say “Yes”

This is a pretty novel idea, but it could get a little complicated.  If your kid bullies, should YOU be fined? 

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