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The Bethlehem Children’s School Raps – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO][VIDEO]

On Wednesday, I visited The Bethlehem Children's School and spent some time writing and recording a song with the elementary and middle school kids.  One of the unique things about this school is the multi-age classrooms.   Kids in grades 1 through 5 are grouped together in the Elementary class, and grades 6 through 8 are grouped together in the Middle School class.  I didn't work with the younger kids, but the school also has a pre-k program.  Take a listen (there's also a video included)

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New Way To Teach Math – Using Rap Music. Meet Jake Scott-2 Pi [VIDEO]

I think this is fantastic, but maybe you don't. Maybe you are a traditionalist when it comes to education.  Perhaps you feel that the only way to get kids' attention is to entertain them.  Sorry, folks, but I love this guy.

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Your Child’s Work Could Get Published Very Easily With BoomWriter

You've heard of Reading, Writing and Rhyming?  Now we have Reading, Writing and Publishing! This is a fantastic new service I can get kids to really work on the writing skills plus get their work out there with Boomwriter

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Green Meadow School is The Place To Be , and It’s All In The Attitude – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

I had a fantastic time at the Green Meadow School in the Schodack/Castleton area  today with my favorite little moonlighting job - the Readin' Writing and Rhymin Tour.  This appearance was actually a prize won at a fundraising event, (thanks Mrs. Bertrani!)  so I wanted to make it special, and it was! 

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Reading, Writing and Rhyming Signup Sheet – For Teachers Only

Teachers!  Sign up right now for the Reading, Writing and Rhyming school program.  I have a signup sheet below to make it easy. 

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What Is The Longest Word In The English Language? Hint – It Has Over 18,000 Letters

This is for real, folks. I'm speechless over this.   so is the guy who attempts to say the word, because it took him over 3 hours.  

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All Saints Academy First Graders Want More Than A Hippopotamus For Christmas -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO][GALLERY]

The kids from Mrs. Reilly's class at the All Saints Academy love the song  "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas".  Unfortunately, Santa is going to need a part time job, because that's not ALL these kids want!  Take a listen

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“Wind And Water” – Song For Hurricane Sandy Relief From NY’s Poestenkill Elementary and Richard Stockton School in Cherry Hill, NJ [AUDIO]

This was a tremendous labor of love by all involved.  It's still a work in progress, but we wanted to get this up on the web to hear what we have so far.  Here's the ALMOST finished collaborative production between two classes who have never met each other - a true experiment in the use of modern technology

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Poestenkill, NY Kids Join With Cherry Hill NJ To Create Song For Hurricane Sandy Relief – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

I can hardly contain myself this morning.  This is exciting stuff, and for such a worthy cause too .  This at this writing is a work in progress.  Let's call this "Wind and Water, Part 1" .  

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Lee, Massachusetts Kids Have Written A Great Anti-Bullying Song – [AUDIO]

It's rare when I actually get a chance to drive to another state, which is technically what I did recently.  Lee Elementary School in Lee, Massachusetts was where I ended up last week, and I'm dying to go back.  What a teacher! What a class! 

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Wood Road School in Ballston Spa Creates a Song [AUDIO]

Here's song from Wood Road School in Ballston Spa from today. It's called the 3 B's Rock. Be responsible, Be Safe, Be Respectful (get it?) The music teacher is Brian Bailey. Special thanks to him for letting me in the classroom on basically three days notice. Also thanks for Mrs. French and Mr Blanchard and Stuart Williams, the coordinator of  Community Relations for spreading the word to literally hundreds of businesses about the song and the radio station!

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Kids From Montgomery C Smith School In Hudson Love Friendship

What a classroom!  What a teacher!  What a great group of songwriters!  I'm talking about Ms. Pierro's class at the Montgomery C. Smith School In Hudson.  Would you like to hear the song?  Of course you would.

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