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Schoharie Elementary’s “That’s My Kind Of School” – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO][AUDIO]

Well, it think it's safe to say we are batting a thousand when we work together at Schoharie Elementary School.  I always seem to walk away with a hit song on my recording device, conceived and written by some very creative elementary students.   That's MY kind of school!!

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I’d Like To Thank The ‘Academy’ (and SAANYS) For This Award

I've been yelled at by several people close to me for not mentioning this, but I didn't want to come off as "patting myself on the back." I am really proud of it, and humbled by it, so I guess it's time. Please excuse me for bragging….

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Schenectady Residents? Good News and Bad News

Okay, Schenectady – what would you like to hear first? The good news or the bad news?  Bad news?  OK.. here we go....

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Pinewood School Kids Love P.E.! -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

The kids from Pinewood Elementary School had one thing on their mind – Phys Ed class. I think I can understand why. They had just finished taking very grueling ELA tests.  Time to give them a break and have a little fun, so we wrote a song together

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Heatly Students In Green Island Say “Walk Away” – Reading, Writing and Rhyming – [AUDIO][VIDEO]

Awesome!  Fantastic! I was bummed when I had to leave!  What a fun, creative bunch of students at the Heatly School In Green Island, and they have a great message for anyone who finds themselves in a possible altercation with another.   In fact, they made a YouTube video! 

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Green Meadow School Kids Want Candy! – Readin’, Writin, and Rhymin [AUDIO]

A special hello, and a SPECIAL apology to Mr. Flanagan's fantastic class.  I won't go into it, but there was a MAJOR "fail' on my part causing this little song to not play on the day that it was scheduled.  Please accept my sincere apologies!!!   With that said, let's hear the song!

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Blue Creek Elementary’s “2 D Way” – Be Peacable! [AUDIO]

Good times, and clever kids with a message.   I guess that sums up my experience at Blue Creek Elementary School in Latham.  They had something really important to share with the world - be Peacable!!  Here's the cute song they wrote about it.

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Teachers! Limited Openings Left For Richie’s School Program!

It's true!  I'm pretty much filling the calendar for my Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour, but i wanted to get the message out now that the new year is in full swing!

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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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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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