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Sand Creek Middle School Leadership Reading, Writing and Rhyming
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Sand Creek Middle School Creates “Leadership” Song [AUDIO][VIDEO]

I had a great time was very enthusiastic group of kids at the Sand Creek Middle School in Albany.  From the way they put the song together, they certainly are definitely leaders.  In fact, that's the subject of the tune, coincidentally. They even did a music video! 

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School 18 Welcomes You To Troy In Song – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

What an awesome class!  These guys were ready to sing about their town.  It came out so well, I'm going to use it as my Your Town Thursday song for this week as well! 

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Letters To Richie From Poestenkill Elementary – Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour

I always appreciate getting letters about the school program – especially from the kids.  I thought I would share some of these cute and touching letters. 

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Greenwich High School Kids Create Song In Spanglish – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

This was definitely a challenge, and I mean that in a positive way.  I actually didn't sleep the night before worrying that I was going to fail miserably.  How do you rhyme Spanish words when you don't know Spanish?  GULP.  Mrs. Gordon's class to the rescue! 

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Richie Kingsborough RRR
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Kingsborough Elementary Is Respectful and Responsible- Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

I had yet ANOTHER great experience - this time in Gloversville (Sean's old stomping ground).  The school? Kingsborough Elementary School.  The age?  A mixed group of K-5, and extremely creative. I have proof below! 

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Maurice Ambler, Picture Post, Getty Images
Maurice Ambler, Picture Post, Getty Images
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Sign the Petition to End Bullying!

We would like to start a WGNA army of people who are determined to help fight a war-one that seems to have no end in sight.

Do you want to add your name to a growing list of people who will do what they can to spread the anti-bullying message? Only takes a minute! 

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new 5 county bullying collage
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Completed 5 County Anti-Bullying Song-Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Ok, get ready Saratoga, Schoharie, Schenectady, Rennselaer, and Albany Counties!  You have childen in your schools who are so upset about bullying that they are willing to sing about it!  Here is their (and my) labor of love!

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Screen Shot Bullying's Bad Lyrics
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Richie To Air 4-County Anti-Bullying Song This Wednesday On Sean & Richie Show

I would certainly be appreciative if everyone tuned in with her kids on Wednesday morning to hear what these five Capital Region schools have collectively written about the perils of bullying.

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Menands Elementary
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Menands Elementary Lends A Hand In Creating One Huge Capital Region Anti-Bullying Song – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

Another great school, another great teacher, another group of kids who hate bullying.  They have joined my quest to create one HUGE anti-bullying song

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Bullying's Bad Lyrics
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Alleged Bullying Victim Rebecca Sedwick’s Mother, Tracy Norman Want You to Read This Birthday Message

This is heartbreaking.

Florida teenager Rebecca Sedwick committed suicide over an alleged bullying incident. She jumped off a silo according to CNN.com.  She would have been 13. Her mother posted a birthday message on Facebook that she would like you to read. 

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Pine Hills rrr sign
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Pine Hills Students in Albany Create ‘The Leadership Rap’ -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Great class!  Really inventive minds! I felt like I didn't do a thing - they whipped this one up in no time flat.  That's because these third graders from Mrs. Lynch's class  are great leaders. They are so great, in fact - they wrote a song about it! 

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Schoharie Elementary Lends Their Writing Talents To The Multi-County Anti Bullying Song – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

This started out as a four-county anti-bullying song, where one school would write one verse, the next one in another county would contribute another etc.  Well, it looks like I just couldn't stop at four. Then again, why would you?

Let's spread the word to as many schools as possible, right? 

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