“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
Here’s the song right up front if you have no time for the explanation (but all of that plus lyrics follow)
I present the Poestenkill Elementary School 5th graders in Poestenkill NY
And now the 5th graders from Richard Stockton Elementary in Cherry Hill, NJ
These two talented groups joined together through the magic of technology to create a song for Hurricane Sandy relief. Each group wrote two verses on their own and then through the use of all the toys I had to work with at ‘GNA, I matched them as if they were singing together .
As hard as we tried, some of the audio is still a little bit unintelligible. We are planning to do a little re-recording after next week But here’s what we have so far (with lyrics to follow) and after that, I have lots of folks to thank.
Wind and Water Lyrics
©2012 Richie Phillips Poestenkill Elementary and Richard Stockton Elementary
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Wind and water, water and wind
When they’re together trouble begins
We thought Sandy would do us in,
But we’re much stronger than water and wind
Tragedy flooding give what you can.
Thought this disaster would never ever end
Watch the construction start to begin
To fix the destruction from water and wind
Oceans and rivers,beaches and land
All are covered in water and sand
We need help as fast as you can
To restore the landscape from water and wind
Character is the best place to start
Use your brain as well as your heart
Help your neighbors near and far
To help heal our scars from water and wind
We’re New Yorkers from Poestenkill
We’re Jerseyites from Cherry Hill
Working together, give what you can
Help repair the damage from water and wind.
Phil Fusco and The Academy For Character Education from the Sage Colleges (for telling me about Stockton school in the first place)
The phenomenal Jennifer Woodin and teacher Lisa Jeschke from Poestenkill Elementary
The incomparable music teacher Laura Harmon and principal Eloisa Woodruff from Richard Stockton for coordinating all of this on such short notice
Hannaford Supermarkets for their continued and dedicated sponsorship of Reading, Writing and Rhyming
1077 ‘GNA and Townsquare Media for getting this song out to you!