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)
I asked the kids if they wanted to start with a song and create their own lyrics to the melody, like a parody, but this group of kids wanted to start from scratch. They decided on a rap song.
Here is the audio of their song:
mp3 version (right click, download and save!)
Yo! This school is cool
The Bethlehem Children’s School
It’s very small, we give our all
We don’t have any bullies, ya’ll
A lot of one on one, and we have fun
And we don’t stop til the learning’s done.
The greenest school you’ve ever seen
We’re a green, clean, learning machine
We’re stewards of the earth, we don’t take it for granted
It’s everyone’s job to save the planet
Little school, BIG education.
We’re on our favorite radio station
BONUS VIDEO – Behind the Scenes – The Making of the Song