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rrr poestenkill elementary group
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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 - Ballston Spa
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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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Montgomery Smith Elementary Hudson
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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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Fonda Fultonville Central School 4th Grade
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Fonda Fultonville Central School 4th Graders Song for Small Town Tour

When Lisa Vosburgh, the Music Teacher and Mary Sweet, the 4th Grade Teacher at FFCS heard that The Sean + Richie Show was heading into town, they got together and created a song for us! 

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Duanesburg Elementary School Is One Big Family [AUDIO]

I had the unique opportunity to visit a great school and a great grade school teacher, and it was all done by basically closing my eyes and picking a teacher's name off of their website, all because her first and last name rhymed.   Must have been karma.

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jefferson Elementary Pink rrr
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Jefferson Elementary Want You To Call Them Friendly – Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ [AUDIO]

How many years is it, Ms Pink?  I'm losing track.  We've been working together for a long time with the Reading, Writing and Rhyming program and it continues to amaze me just how great her classes are.   Here's yet another example.  They broke the friendly and cutsey-ometers this time!

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rrr menands elementary i hate bullies
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Menands Elementary School Kids Don’t Like Bullying. Hear Their Song Here – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

This is the very first school for the year, and they have definitely raised the bar high.  The kids from Menands Elementary School wanted to write a song about how bad it is to be a bully.  I was happy to help them along, but they didn't need much of that.  

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Richie at Keyboard Northville
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The Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ Tour Has Only Four Openings Left For The Entire Year – Book Now!

I guess the title says it all here.  It's a good problem to have I guess. I've been inundated with requests this year and although very happy about it, I don't want to shut out "old customers" or new schools who want a visit. Not trying to pressure you, teachers - I'm just saying....

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rrr schoharie elementary
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Richie’s Reading, Writing, and Rhyming School Tour Is Taking Appearance Requests Starting Now

This is now year 18 of the Reading, Writing and Rhyming School Tour. It's unbelievable, but it's true.  Heck, I'd do another 18 if I could.  Besides being on the air, it's the most fun I've ever had behind a piano.  And the fun's about to continue.  I want to come to YOUR school.  Here's how to sign up

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YMCA Clifton Park
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YMCA Summer Camp With Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’

This is one of my all time favorite things to do - take the keyboard and go to a summer camp to record a "summer song" with kids.  I had the opportunity to do that today, and it was awesome

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International Boy And Girl Scout Meeting
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Looking For One Last Summer Camp Appearance- Readin’, Writin, and Rhymin’

We're wrapping up the summer fairly soon.  I want to write a song with kids outside in a real live summer camp setting.  Any camp counselors out there? 

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